If the travel bug is nipping and you’re looking for some where different to stay there’s some really cool hotels around the world to satisfy. These hotels are a destination all on their own.
Nhow Hotel (Germany)
The design is completely music inspired in a very conceptual way. The Nhow is very technologically advanced with each room having heated bathroom floors, a built in sound system and a TV built into the mirror.
Meet Lillian Weber. She’s teaching us all that age is just a number.
The 99-year-old makes a dress a day for a little girl she has never met.
“I could probably make two a day, but I only make one.” She told WQAD. “It’s just one of those things that you just learn how to do and enjoy.”
Over the past two years Lillian has made over 850 dresses.
“I have to be busy,” she said.
On May 6th, Lillian … Keep Reading!!!
Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast find out what their beans are used for and what the finished product tastes like when they sample their first chocolate bar.
Cocoa beans are often an export-only product for many farmers who work long hours to make a living. Also, a chocolate bar costs half of what the entire team of farmers makes in one day. This is why we need to always be mindful and only purchase chocolate from ethical and fair-trade sources.… Keep Reading!!!
On our final day at the Aregash Lodge in Ethiopia, the owner came over and said, “God works in mysterious ways… The Water Minister of Ethiopia surprised me with a visit today. He came all the way from Addis Ababa.”
We held an impromptu meeting at the lodge where the minister and his associates sat and watched a filter demonstration. This was the first time he had seen such technology and was in awe. He showed us the chlorine tablets … Keep Reading!!!
The Mursi tribe of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is one of the oldest and most easily identifiable tribal cultures of Africa.
Most Mursi children nurse past toddler-hood, and clothing for women commonly leaves breasts exposed.
The breast area for the Mursi tribe is viewed as nourishment for children and signals to men peak nubility of the woman, based on shape and texture.
The Mursi people are at risk for displacement.
From Mursi Online:
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Since the 1960s, the extension of government
When I returned from my month long African adventure, I hadn’t seen Brian in over two weeks. We were still talking about our spa and massage experiences in South Africa and so I had (what I thought was) a genius idea to do home massages. Affordable and fun…or so I thought.
I bought special oil, we put on Skyfall, and I gave Brian a full-body massage for the entire movie. Brian returned the favor later that night. Awesome, right? Well, … Keep Reading!!!
I vaguely remember meeting Aram for the first time.
He was three days old and they wheeled me into the NICU. One of the nurses rolled me up to a little plastic container holding him.
I went to peek in but before I could see him another nurse stopped me. “I’m sorry, I just need to check your ID bracelet and make sure it matches the baby’s. I know, you’re thinking ‘but I know my own baby!’ I’m sorry, it’s … Keep Reading!!!
In celebration of our genealogist finding living contacts to relatives in Sudan, here is a Sudanese Hibiscus Tea (Karkade) recipe to celebrate our heritage!
Here is a bit of a tweak on a traditional tea recipe in Sudan:
If you are in the Chicago area on July 26th come check out the Awassa Children’s Project (ACP) Fundraiser! The fundraiser is free and is focused on trying to get as many people as possible aware of what Awassa Children’s Project is doing in Awassa, Ethiopia.
I became involved with Awassa Children’s Project through Fayye Foundation. Over the last 10 years operating a children’s center and vocational school in Awassa, Ethiopia, ACP has garnered a unique reputation for … Keep Reading!!!