Ethiopia’s lakeside resort

Published at www.borkena.com. Bahir Dar has always had a holiday kind of feel: a place where people gravitate seeking walks on the shores of Lake Tana or to sip freshly squeezed mango juice overlooking the wide, palm fringed boulevards.The heat and humidity give a tropical feeling to the town,a welcome contrast to the cold nights …

Travel in Ethiopia with Children

No problem… Published at www.borkena.com. Three weeks ago I was sitting on the balcony in a tropical garden in Ethiopia. The weather was gently sunny, parakeets were tweeting in the trees and troupes of monkeys were swinging back and forth providing entertainment. It should have been paradise but all three of us were miserable. I …

The Hilton Addis Ababa

An Addis classic. There to be guiltily enjoyed Luxury hotels proliferate now but the Hilton has served Addis since 1969. It  takes time to appreciate the architecture which initially appears like a lump of concrete but glows pink in the fading sunlight. Notches in the facade were designed to emulate the tiny windows within the …