A little something

I changed the site title to “in disguise” as in Blessing in disguise. I edited the site layout to make it simpler and have my art on the homepage. I’m liking it so far. I am going to use the blog as a repository of ideas, muses and inspiration. I want to create more, throwContinue reading “A little something”

Simien Mountains

The Simien Mountains national park is home to Ethiopia’s tallest mountain (Ras Dejen -4,533m). Its dramatic peaks, sharp precipices and valleys lend it the nickname of Africa’s Grand Canyon. Dotted around this vast mountain range are pockets of stunning endemic species such as the Gelada baboon, Wahlia ibex (mountain goat) and the Simien fox. IContinue reading “Simien Mountains”

Lalibela

Driving up from the airport to the holy city of Lalibela was – you guessed it – another mountain road. Stunning sandy mountainous landscape. The roads were very good most of the way. The presence of new investment from the chinese was heavily felt. We drove past a resettlement village where people who lived aroundContinue reading “Lalibela”

Favourite places to eat in Ethiopia

Food is our common ground isn’t it? In Ethiopia the food was unlike anything I’d ever had before. And I loved it. As it is in almost every African cuisine there was the obligatory heavy starch meal called gamfo (like fufu). However more important are the country’s staples – injera and of course coffee. Injera isContinue reading “Favourite places to eat in Ethiopia”