Instead of the basic ‘grocery’ measuring out droplets of local gin and Georgis beers, they now dub themselves ‘liquor bars’ or ‘sexy liquor bars’ and offer exotic mixed drinks like Mojitos, Sex on the Beech, and Ladis Kiler. The people who frequent Bole have a richer taste for the good life, and the good life is an intricate cocktail.
As the discussion of dogs in public and offended Muslims heats up in Europe, Mino the dog takes his species straight to the source. One dog’s experience riding the bus in Ethiopia.
I spent the better part of three years traveling around the country, roping up with phenomenal climbers and searching for the least visited mountain ranges and unclimbed towers. However, I didn’t realize that in my own backyard—right outside of the capital Addis Ababa—I would find and establish Ethiopia’s first complete sport climbing crag.
Life is not always fair and the justice system is not user friendly, especially in the Ethiopian context. A week of mental anguish slowly turns into an unforgettable experience for Luke. All because of one teenager’s decision to cross the road at the wrong time.
Some will remember Nancy most for her collection of necklaces and rings. Others will catch a ride with Abel the taxi driver in Addis Ababa, and her name will come up. Many will remember Nancy as the woman who bought too many clay chickens at the NGO Bazaar. I will remember her as a friend, a mother, a woman who constantly reminded me to get a haircut, to never turn down an invitation and to stay past the bad parts, because it always gets better.
Three eclectic personalities are intertwined in this tale of a very unlikely Tuesday afternoon in Ethiopia. If you have lived in Addis Ababa, stories like this probably come as no surprise.
Have you ever wondered what a dog is thinking? Mino gives his fans some canine wisdom about running the Great Ethiopian Run 10K in Addis Ababa.
What are all the Ethiopian kids screaming about on August 13th? Singing, burning small fires, beating the ground with sticks and asking for money? Buhe!
Saturday afternoons present a perfect opportunity to chew chat. And when the World Cup is beamed to every television in Africa, many East Africans see few options outweighing a good chat session and fútbol.