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Introducing Ethiopia’s First National Community Tourism Website

Check out the website that I’ve been working on for over a year now. It highlights ESTA communities as well as other community tourism enterprises throughout Ethiopia. The website provides information for… Continue reading

Introducing Bedaso! Manager of Tulu Gudo Tourism Cooperative

Bedaso Gebro Morki is the Manager of the Tulu Gudo Tourism Cooperative. Tulu Gudo is one of five islands on Lake Ziway, an emerging destination in Ethiopia. The lake itself boasts aquatic birds,… Continue reading

Introducing Aster! Manager of Komeya Heart of Konso Cultural Handcraft Market

Aster Kusse is ESTA’s sole female manager and brings her beautiful laugh and smile to the Komeya Heart of Konso Cultural Handcraft Market. The market is located west of Karat Town in Konso,… Continue reading

Introducing Tezera! Manager of the Dorze Cultural Hike Association

Tezera Zewuide is the Manager of the Dorze Cultural Hike Association. Dorze is a unique destination located approximately 45 minutes from Arba Minch and is a standard stop on tourist route to South… Continue reading

Introducing Tujar! Manager of the Lehpis Ecotourism Cooperative

This post is the first in a series updates that will introduce the five managers of ESTA’s community based tourism enterprises. Tujar Geda Warana is the Manager of the Lephis Ecotourim Cooperative. Lephis… Continue reading

….and I’m back!

So it’s quite a shame that I’ve been silent for the past six months or so. Much as happened and my busy schedule, lack of proper internet and travelling has kept me away… Continue reading

Adventures in (and around) Ethiopia

I suppose I’ll need to rename my blog soon since it seems that I’m spending more time outside of Ethiopia than in it this last few months. Recently I’ve been spending time in… Continue reading

May in Ethiopia

Well I guess I need to apologize for the lack of updates again. The past few months have been very busy and I’m just now around to updating everyone. So here is a… Continue reading

Artisan Training

For a couple of weeks in April I took off my tourism hat and put back on my handcraft one. Since I was already in Ethiopia, Aid to Artisans asked me to help… Continue reading