Is there a heaven for all?

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich (wo)man to enter the kingdom of Zion

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Homes of Ethiopia

In case anyone thought people all live in huts The Africa they never show This photo was taken by Mendi and used with her permission. Please visit her blog by clicking her name.

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On the road north of Addis …

people are waiting dreaming walking home and the ones who make all possible are hardly noticed and never thanked

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Everybody wants to go to heaven – But nobody wants to die

Entoto orthodox church Everybody is fighting to reach the top But tell me, how far is it really from the bottom? – Peter Tosh

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Debre Berhan Thursday Market

  Sometimes a day can be so beautiful and crowded a goat can fit into the trunk of a car and  a good cow can be bought for 5000 birr …

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Children are children no matter where in the world

Any psychologist or kinder-garden-teacher can tell you that children up to a certain age play by themselves. There can be many children present but each one plays in its own world. At a… Continue reading

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A walk from behind Abebe Bikila Stadium towards Piazza – Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Welcome to north west part of town. Addis Ababa has stolen my heart. It is a safe city without guns or knife stickups. Pickpockets are skilled and leave you with your pockets empty… Continue reading

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Adadi Maryam Rock-hewn Church – Oromia, Ethiopia

Adadi  Maryam is a small christian orthodox rock church about 1 1/2 hour drive south of Addis Ababa. While the rock churches in Lalibela are famous world wide this little jewel is the… Continue reading

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Around the monastery of Debre Lebanos – Oromia, Ethiopia

The first Tabbot of Debre Libanos, with whom the monastery is strongly associated, is an important figure in Ethiopian history. He convinced the Kings of the Zagwe Dynasty of Lalibela to abdicate to… Continue reading

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Fasting Food & Injera

Fasting food is generally served on Wednesdays and Fridays in Ethiopia and is a treat for vegetarians or even vegans. If they don’t have it, just order Shiro Wat anywhere and you’ll be fine!

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