Learning at Tigray

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…

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…

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!

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…