Category: Ethiopia Travel

The Simien Mountains, a truck stop in Ethiopia and the best bowl of pasta I have ever had

Simien Mountains in Northern Ethiopia. Green majestic mountains that fade into misty craggy cliffs in the distance

When I woke up, I really had to think hard about where I was. Years ago when the only hotels outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia were government hotels, they all had exactly the same design. So you could wake up in Lake Tana or Gondar or Lalibela and the room design and shape, the furnishings… Read more »


Ethiopian Entrepreneurs: Five Inspiring Women and Men to Watch

Startup Ethiopia. The biggest startup event in Ethiopia. Ever. Because we are going places. Ad for entrepreneurship 2019 event

Over the past decade, Ethiopia has achieved high economic growth, averaging 10.7% per year, establishing the country among the fastest growing economies both in Africa and in the developing world. Ethiopia, with a population of more than 109 million, is quickly becoming a hot spot for entrepreneurs with hundreds of Ethiopians who have been living… Read more »


Gondar Hills Resort Review

An earth toned, light and airy lobby of the Gondar Hills Hotel in Gondar, Ethiopia.

When a new hotel opens in Ethiopia its news. It has given me great joy to watch the country come into its own in recent years. The opening of the Hyatt in Addis is a real game-changer. It is an indication that this country is committed to providing a comfortable tourist infra-structure. And we should… Read more »


Tibs: A Traditional Ethiopian Dish with Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Unseen Chef Marcus Samuelsson stirs beef tenderloin, broccoli, and tomatoes in a cast iron pan for the Ethiopian dish Tibs

We are excited to share with you a traditional Ethiopian recipe for Tibs made with either beef or lamb. Leading us in this cooking class is James Beard winner Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, Chef Samuelsson shares a traditional recipe that is best eaten with a group, especially as a… Read more »


Review of the Film “Lamb”

Movie Lamb by Yared Zeleke. Young boy in a cloak shorts boots with a rust colored lamb gazing over the green hills of Ethiopia

Scene from the movie Lamb, Ethiopia © Photo courtesy of   A young Ethiopian boy and his rust-colored lamb are the protagonists of Lamb, the beautifully crafted first feature from Yared Zeleke. This award winning Ethiopian film, Lamb (2015); 94 minutes; Amharic with English subtitles is a must see. It does an extraordinary job of… Read more »