Learning at Tigray

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…

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…

Today it has been a great day

I have finished the training with the recepcionists. We have practised with the booking system, check in and check out, and after that we have made many rol plays. Some of that were for example check in and check outs, mixed with customer complain…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

Missing Giovanni

Yesterday Giovanni left the Lodge. After 22 days together, waking him up every morning, knocking at his door at 7.30, today I’ve knocked and no one answered. I miss you, Gio. We have had a really nice experience with all the staff from the Lodge, …