Monthly Archives: November 2012

As promised, more pictures of last weekend’s trip

Big thanks to Utako for taking and sharing so many photos! (Click the picture to get them all!)

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More Horse

We are back on schedule with horseback riding (after they cancelled last week’s appointment) and this time they took Julius to a separate area, for him to try out to manage the horse (Pippo again) all by himself. He was … Continue reading

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I am with the FBI

… don’t ask me .. but I think it was some kids’ book he got that idea from … ah, here it is:

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Trip Roundup

Thursday 4 PM: Utako and me leave to pick up Julius from school. And then we are heading straight for the airport. Flight to Bahir Dar without trouble, just annoying double security checks and they take one of my lighters … Continue reading

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Ben Ababa – strangest design restaurant ever

While in Lalibela, I had noticed this very strangley / uniquely designed place. Not too far from our hotel. The reviews on tripadvisor are amazing, but we just came for the sunset and and got cold shortly after the amazing … Continue reading

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A bit more from Lalibela

We had a great second half of the day in Lalibela. And once I have better internet and speed, I will upload more about it. We have some great photos. This is from the most picturesque and probably most photographed … Continue reading

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And now we are in Lalibela

After a short 25 minute flight (but a very long check-in ordeal, the Bahir Dar airport is currently under construction) we arrived in Lalibela this morning. Our tour bus was waiting and after 40 minutes up from 1800m to 2600m … Continue reading

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Blue Nile Falls

More about Blue Nile Falls, and in addition to the wiki article, it appears that there has been much discussion about that hydro-electric power plant in the recent past, to pa point that it was considered to turn it off … Continue reading

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Greetings from Lake Tana

We are on a family trip / excursion to the north, arrived in Bahir Dar last night by plane and are staying at the very beautiful and posh Kiriftu. Today’s first point was a boat trip across the lake (one … Continue reading

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Found a new barber

Since my trip to Germany in summer, the skin on my scalp has become so much better that I actually could grow my hair again. But now it started to look fuzzy and needed way too much attention … so, … Continue reading

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Star Wars

This made my heart melt. Star Wars (no episode #, no extra title) was a big part of me growing up … Let’s see if I still have a German version somewhere .. and Julius gets to say Es herrscht … Continue reading

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Elena’s birthday party

After coming back from Debre Zeyit, we headed to the Hilton for Julius’ friends birthday party .. and it looked like a lot of fun .. they even had a tiger.

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Utako is here

Our friend Utako has been visiting us in many different locations around the world .. and has shown us many great places in Tokyo .. Her flight to Ethiopia seemed to be without any problems, and I also managed to … Continue reading

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Church on wheels!

Now, that was something new! I have written in the past how the churches here are a terrible source of noise polition, all equipped with kick-ass speaker systems and yodeling pretty much all day and night. This was also the … Continue reading

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Magorabin got a Michelin Star!

One of our favorite places in Turin was / is Magorabin. We had fantastic food there 9th wedding anniversary, Valentine’s day 2011, Birthday 2010 and more … click, click, click. And, well deserved, they NOW received a Michelin Star. Not … Continue reading

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