The food at the Lodge

One of the things I enjoyed the most in Ethiopia was the food. Now that I am back in Spain I can really appreciate how amazing my experience was. Food is very different there. Tasty, with different textures, colors and combinations. We could taste…

A good day again

Today, Decembre the 6th, we started the day with a meeting with all the staff, Desta the manager, Giovanni and I. Then reception has been practising bookings, check-ins and check-outs on the computer, and many complaints as real situations. Tirhas…

Hiking in Adigrat

Today it has been a fantastic day. We had a wonderful hike to see the marvellous views from Adigrat. We had a sunny day. We walked for 6 hours, we reached up to 3000 metres altitude, we have seen orthodox churches, people separating the wheat from…

On the plane!

Oh well, It is moment of truth time! I’m a bit nervous but I can’t wait to meet my colleague Giovanni and to get to Ethiopia!

The Giuliani calendar

Ethiopia is the only country in the world where they use a different calendar. They use the Giuliani calendar instead of the Gregorian, which is the one used in the rest of the world. They have 12 months of 30 days and 1 month with 5 or 6 days (ev…

FINISHING THE KUNANOS

What a hard day. Today it was my last morning at the lodge. Hellen and Tirhas were finishing some kunanos they didn’t finished yesterday because they didn’t have rubber bands. It’s time to say goodbye. I could not contain my tears. Everybody told …

Finally… working at the hotel!

We woke as usual at 07.30 to go down to breakfast in Adigrat as always. We went up fast to work at the hotel. Today I started teaching the reservation system to the receptionists. It’s a bit difficult because they are very shy and ashamed to pract…

Visit to Milan

Giovanni and I met in March. We came back from Ethiopia with so many good feelings that we did not want to break our friendship, so I flew to Milan and was there for three days. Giovanni was a great host. He showed me the city and we had the chanc…

The “Mercato”

Giovanni goes every 3 days to the Mercato, the local market of Adigrat, with Timnit, the chef. He is very surprised because the Mercato in Addigrat reminds him of an old market from the Middle Ages. It is a very peculiar place, shops in the market…

A trip to Axum

Tere, Penny, Chapela, Giovanni and I spent the whole weekend in Axum. Axum is a historical city 2.30 hours from the lodge, to the west. We woke up on Saturday at 5.30 and we started our trip. The first stop was in Adwa. After a delicious breakfast…