Monthly Archives: August 2012

Blog-o-pause

Sorry for no recent posts. This is not one of my usual rants about maybe shutting the blog. Fact is just that it has be on the one hand that it has been very busy here, on the other hand … Continue reading

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Homemade pasta

While there is some Italian influence here and regular pasta is widely available, FILLED pasta (like tortelini, ravioli) I have never seen here. So I made my own. It is quite some work, but turned out very nicely.

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Julius & Elena

The new school year brought some changes, they mixed up which kid goes to which homeroom, of course there are also newcomers and kids who left with their families, and while Julius best buddy Xhanti is in a different class … Continue reading

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The prime minister of Ethiopia is dead.

Sad news for the country. There has been an 8 week rumor mill about the status and the whereabouts of Meles Zenawi, who has been leading the country since 1991. A lot of articles I tried to read when googling … Continue reading

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The rock hewn churches of East-Tigrai

So, this is where the Ritsu took me for our secret Peter-Birthday trip. It appears that while places like Lalibella are widely known and popular, the fact that there are many other churches carved out of rock (preferably on top … Continue reading

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Thanks for all the nice B’day wishes!!!

Most came in via facebook, some by email. We are off for a secret weekend trip (surprise by Ritsu) plus the connection is worse than usual these days, so I will eventually get to say thanks to everyone personally. More … Continue reading

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The long trip home

Actually, this time is wasn’t even that bad. To start with, knowing that we have a fairly early flight, Ritsu booked us into the NH Vienna Airport hotel, which is really just across the street from the airport … so, … Continue reading

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We are back in Addis

Long day, long flight and now we are tired.

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Hello from Vienna Airport

Ok, this vacation is coming to an end. We are done with checking in of our tons of luggage (who knew, on the way TO Africa one can take TWO pieces of 23kg each! YEAH!) And now free wifi at … Continue reading

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Giant pork knuckle @ Salm Bräu

For one last Austrian culinary experience: This “Surstelze” is not only the size of Julius’ head … at 20.40€ it feeds easily 2.5 people. And on sundays they give it away at 15€ ! I did not try it, but … Continue reading

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Belvedere Palaces, Gardens and Museums

We are back in Vienna, for one night. And we found that none of us has been to Belvedere yet. It is a very beautiful complex with 2 Baroque palaces and a great garden in between. The palaces are now … Continue reading

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One week half board

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More on horseback riding.

Julius has been taking lessons every day here so far. One day even two. He seems to enjoy it and the 2 teachers alternate, as do the horses, so far we had Mona, Diego, Carlos, Armani, Cassidy …. It is … Continue reading

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Lunch @ Forsthaus, Fischbach

Ritsu and I took a trip (yep, just us) to a place in the middle of nowhere which happens to have a bunch of nice reviews online and 2 toques in the Gault Millau guide. The restaurant does not look … Continue reading

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They even have a “pool” here!

This is actually from a few days ago, when we still had sunshine. This little lake is really nice and the kids are loving it. Since then most days have been overcast (while still at a pleasant 19C˚) and now … Continue reading

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