Mulatu Melese's Most Excellent Adventure February 26th 2010
Throughout the two years in Assosa we have been helped round the house by two lovely Ethiopians, Marta and Mulatu.
People here call them "seratanyas" or workers (and to our embarrassment, translate this into "servant" in English).
Of course, some people back home think this is weird and wrong; some sort of throwback to colonial times and indentured workers.
Well apart from the fact Ethiopia w ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Benishangul-Gumuz Region » Asosa Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
Hi - this is Al & Sara's blog!
We are 2 VSO volunteers working in Assosa, Beneshangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia for 2 years from Feb 2008 to 2010.
Don't try to find us on the map, 'cos we don't appear. We are proud to announce a grand total of 0 entries in the Lonely Planet - Ethiopia & Eritrea and um, 0 entries in the Bradt guide. In fact as an "emerging region" within Ethiopia our area is pretty anonymous both internally and (clearly) internationally. With the mud strip airport being relaid with tarmac we had a 2 day 4x4 journey here from Addis. That said, Assosa is a regional capital, has a p... full info