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writings on the wall

Ethiopia

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Urban transport dreams

African cities are walking cities, but are they walkable? ‘No’ was the immediate answer that came to my mind, but the title of the Walkonomics/This Big City blog post made me curious enough to read more. According to it, walking is “the most popular form of transport” in urban Africa. Realistic enough, there are millions … Continue reading

On famine

UN declared famine in Southern Somalia yesterday, after months of drought and hunger in the Horn of Africa. Looking at the map, large parts of Ethiopia and Kenya are not doing well either. It’s a serious and sad situation, but I find it somehow ironic that it was the Famine Early Warnings System Network that published … Continue reading

Now craving: Ethiopian food

Doro wot (chicken in sautéed red onions, oil and berbere (chili) sauce), tibs (sautéed beef with onions, tomatoes, garlic and chili), yebeg alicha (mild lamb stew) and many more dishes wrapped around a piece of injera (sour pancake) and eaten with your bare hands. Sharing food at its best. And for dessert: strong Ethiopian coffee and popcorn. … Continue reading

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