The Taitu Hotel

It’s Black History Month and if there’s someone who deserves the spotlight, it’s definitely Etegue Taitu. Now, unless you’re Ethiopian or your are a historian, you may have never heard of her. But we are here to enlighten you. Taitu was an Ethiopian empress who founded the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. She was…

Go Big or Go Home: Ethiopian Wedding

Hello dear readers! It’s been a while since our last post, and that’s because we were busy getting married! Now, we may be biased (obviously), but it was an amazing wedding on an amazing day 😀 . The day started when both the groomsmen and bridesmaids got ready at their respective places. Crews of cameramen…

Happy New Year!

A belated happy new year to all you lovely people! We’ve been prepping for our wedding and visiting family much more than thinking about New Year’s Eve or taking in sights. Still though, we’ve managed to squeak in some exploring and eating. So, without further ado… We went to Japan… In Ethiopia! Okay, so that…

Merry Sunny Christmas!

A belated merry Christmas to our family, friends, and readers in the Americas and Europe (or should we say “Happy Boxing Day” 😜? Lack of internet access delayed this post, sorry)! We spent the day in the warm and gloriously sunny city of Bishoftu. This is a beautiful little town that’s built on a volcano(!)…

Ethiopia, Here We Come!

We’re Getting Married… In ADDIS ABABA! Well, after being a happy couple for a few years, we’re about to take the next big step in our lives: We’re getting MARRIED. And, just because that’s not a big enough deal, we’re getting married in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia! [Mariam: For me, this is…