Tag Archive: Culture

Children are children no matter where in the world

Any psychologist or kinder-garden-teacher can tell you that children up to a certain age play by themselves. There can be many children present but each one plays in its own world. At a… Continue reading

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A walk from behind Abebe Bikila Stadium towards Piazza – Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Welcome to north west part of town. Addis Ababa has stolen my heart. It is a safe city without guns or knife stickups. Pickpockets are skilled and leave you with your pockets empty… Continue reading

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Around the monastery of Debre Lebanos – Oromia, Ethiopia

The first Tabbot of Debre Libanos, with whom the monastery is strongly associated, is an important figure in Ethiopian history. He convinced the Kings of the Zagwe Dynasty of Lalibela to abdicate to… Continue reading

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Fasting Food & Injera

Fasting food is generally served on Wednesdays and Fridays in Ethiopia and is a treat for vegetarians or even vegans. If they don’t have it, just order Shiro Wat anywhere and you’ll be fine!

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Addis Ababa University

“See the person, not the disability”

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Kung-Fu Fighting – Ethiopia

… “Everybody was kung-fu fighting Those cats were fast as lightning In fact it was a little bit frightning For they fought with expert timing” … I guess kids here like everywhere just… Continue reading

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My Ethiopian family

Somehow I always seem to meet the nicest people on my travels. This time I met a family that really reminded me of my own when I was a child. Like my own… Continue reading

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Egypt, Cairo 8 Years Before Revolution

What the news show you are screaming angry people of Cairo. Well there is a normal side of life too. As in any big city you have a spectra of modern and old,… Continue reading

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