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Observations from the motherland : Coming or Going, Either Way, I'm Home

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I hope you all enjoyed my last blog about experience in Bale.  It’s always difficult to convey experiences because there are so many subtleties that escape words.

Observations from the Motherland : 'I've got a crush on Bale'

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It’s been a few weeks since I shared my last blog and I’m writing now from the beautiful and peaceful terrain of Dembi Dollo.  I hope you all enjoyed coming along with me as I relived my experiences in Arsi and Sidamo.  

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.