Learning at Tigray

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, …

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…

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…

First Impressions

We arrived 2 days ago and we are really impressed with the landscapes we see from the Lodge. We are 5 km far away from Adigrat, a city situated 2500 m altitude, amazing views! Our new colleagues here are really fun and all the staff is very happy …

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…