Art and worldview: The Way or my way?

A couple of years ago, I got a chance to visit the Guggenheim art museum in Bilbao on the northern route of the Way of St. James (you can read my post on the journey here). Wearing a pair of unfashionable running shoes, I was walking on the corridors of the famous museum excitedly inhaling … Continue reading Art and worldview: The Way or my way?

After four months in the country

Four months ago, Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, became the new home for me, my husband and our then 10-month-old baby boy. We’ve spent our first months here in the city learning the Oromo language, after which the plan is to move to the countryside. Thankfully, we’ve been feeling this is the right place for us … Continue reading After four months in the country

Learning Afaan Oromo

Not too long ago, I first learned there's a language called Afaan Oromo (or Oromiffa). Soon after that, I found out we were supposed to learn that language. It was obviously because of my lack of knowledge that I had never heard about it before. For it's the most widely spoken language in Ethiopia with … Continue reading Learning Afaan Oromo