Visiting the market and a typicall coffee place

We woke at 07.30 as usual because they come to pick us up at 08.00. Without water and light. 3rd day without showering . We went for breakfast at Johannes IV, black coffee, delicious brioche and orange juice. After breakfast we reached the hotel …

This is how a restaurant works ;)

Every 3 days I go to the Mercato with Timnit, the chef, to buy some vegetables. I have been there many times but every day it surprises me because of the confusion and the ambiance I can see there. The vegetables we can buy there are of good quali…

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 market in Idaga Hamus

Today I’ve visited a new pottery market in Idaga Hamus. I’ve gone with Chapela and Desta, the accountant. Teresa could not come with us because we were expecting a visit from some new plumbers. After waiting for them for 5 days, they decided to co…

On our way to… Africa!

I arrived at Barajas with butterflies in my stomach and a huge smile on my face to take the 16.00 flight to Rome. I took the trip to continue working a little more and the truth is it went by pretty quickly. I had a long, boring wait in Rome until…

Rock Hewn Churches

Today, Teresa, Chapela and I, visited two Rock Hewn Churches. Desta, the accountant, came with us because the driver is deaf and he only speaks tigriña, so we need someone to help us with the communication. It was really interesting to imagine how…

THE LODGE IS NOW A REALITY!

Giovanni and me were in Ethiopia almost one year ago. Even though I think of my new Ethiopian friends very often, I can’t have a good relationship with them because communication is sometimes difficult. But I do have communication with the wonderf…

Who knows?

I remember with a big smile on my face the first day the staff saw us with our NH Hoteles T shirt. They were really surprised because they thought NH was a fashionable brand in Europe! When we explained to them that it was the chain of hotels we w…

Nice lunch in the restaurant

Today we have been working a lot. In the morning I was teaching Desta & Desta (manager and accountant) about the administration of the lodge. It’s very satisfactory to see that they understand what I explain to them. While they were practising man…

What a hard day!

Today it has been a hard day. I’ve been training the housekeepers. After explaining to them the scope of the work, some of them seems really upset, they discussed in Tigriña, the local language, and I didn’t understand anything but the body langua…