Learning at Tigray

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 …

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…

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…

LAST TRAINING WITH THE MANAGER

Today I’ve been working with Desta the manager to check again all the procedures I’ve been teaching him during this month. Now I think Desta is very well prepared to manage the hotel. He has received training during one month in administration and…

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…

Last time in Addis Abeba

This morning Asmara came to the hotel at 07.00 to pick me up to show me around Addis Abeba. What a chaotic city! There were only a few traffic lights, there are no traffic signals. I don’t know how they can drive without crashing. The seat of the …

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…