Journal

A Spiritual Journey Through Ethiopia

Currently the Executive Director of the organization imagine1day that's been leading a movement in education in Ethiopia since 2007, Sapna Dayal is a talented woman who has lived in many places, experienced different cultures, and comes from a deep rooted cultural background: her father is Indian,...

Best Places to Shop & What to Buy

Ethiopian artisans are well known for their leatherwork, traditional fabrics, shoes, jewelry and more. Today, the creative force of freedom seems to have influenced the artists and their creations. If you are looking to bring back something authentic from this part of the world, be sure...

10 Animals You’ll Only Find in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a land of natural contrasts, from the tops of the rugged Simien Mountains to the depths of the Danakil Depression. Animal lovers are more likely to think of Tanzania or Kenya, but while it might not have the luxury safari options that the...

Top 10 Foods You Need to Try in Ethiopia

Ethiopian cuisine typically consists of vegetables and often very spicy meat dishes, usually in the form of wat, a thick stew, served atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread, which is about 50 centimeters in diameter and made out of fermented teff flour. Ethiopians eat exclusively...

How to Party at an Ethiopian Wedding: The Unspoken Rules

If you stay in Ethiopia for long enough, it’s just a matter of time before someone invites you to a wedding. My first invitation came out of the blue—out of a blue cab to be precise. I had never met Marcos before but five minutes...

Imagine Ethiopia: Your Ticket To Self-Discovery

Imagine dancing to the beat of drums played by proud elders around a bonfire under the stars. Imagine climbing a cliff face to reach a semi-monolithic sixth-century church in the middle of the Gheralta mountain range. Imagine learning the art of injera baking with a...

Travel Stories Round-Up

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s our weekly round-up of some of the best travel-related articles online for you to enjoy. If you’ve got a story you’d like to share for an upcoming round-up (it can be your own!), be sure to follow us on Twitter @HayoMagazine and tag your...

15 Mouthwatering African Dishes

Over the past few months, we've taken you on a culinary tour through Europe and Asia; now, it's Africa's turn to shine! The continent is home to some very tasty dishes that reflect the surroundings and history of their country of origin. Have you tried any...