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Finfinne (Addis Ababa) is one big melting pot

Read more ...By Nabi' Aliye

I write from my hotel in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, after spending a day in Bishoftu. Bishoftu is a beautiful town 50 miles south of Addis Ababa, known for it’s famous lakes and also as a site of annual Oromo cultural celebration called Irreecha.

Trip of a lifetime through the ragged Bale Mountains

Read more ...By Nabi' Aliyee

Hello everyone from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It's the year 2004 here and the weather is so beautiful. My name is Nabila Aliye; I arrived in Ethiopia on a family vacation on Jan. 7, a warm Christmas day in Addis, which threw me off at first since I’ve only known one X-mas all my life.