This is a fresh coffee bean. Coffee was discovered in ethiopia - the shepherds wondered why goats would get hyperactive after eating certain berries. They tried it, realised that it is better to roast them and the coffee industry begins.
Happy New Year! January 6th 2014 It's been a while!
Since my last blog I have been pretty busy. I won't bore you with all the details but will highlight a few recent events...
I went to Bahir Daar for a weekend (see photos) which was great – a refreshing change from Gondar. The town is situated by lake Tana and has the Blue Nile falls and source of the Nile close by. We visited monasteries and even saw a hippo ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Gondar 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