Salem’s craft store, Addis Ababa

A wonderful place for local handicrafts with very high quality is Salem’s craft store. Products are designed and produced on-site, they also sell products from cooperatives. Employees get a fair return. It is near the airport. Tel. +251911645619 or +251116185604, email: salemsdesigns@gmail.com, website http://www.salemsethiopia.com They also run a small hotel, I only saw the photos which looked … Continue reading Salem’s craft store, Addis Ababa

Gwyneth Deakins’s updates

Many thanks for the usual thorough and reliable Bradt guide. I did a tour of the main tourist highlights earlier this month with Voyages Jules Verne. Just a few comments which probably reflect what other people will say: - the reliability of internal flights has apparently improved with the recent purchase of new aeroplanes (though … Continue reading Gwyneth Deakins’s updates

Ethiopian arts & crafts

Adrian Greenwood has kindly penned this detailed overview of Ethiopian crafts for our update website: Genuine Handicrafts or Airport Art? Ethiopia has a long tradition of producing collectable artifacts unique to its various cultures. In recent years though certain outlets (principally airports and upmarket hotels) have decided to widen their offerings to what is often … Continue reading Ethiopian arts & crafts