Selamta September–October 2013

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Features On the Cover

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Carnival draws up to 100,000 spectators at each of its celebrations across Brazil. Here in Rio de Janeiro, the Grande Rio samba school swirls by. Read about São Paulo’s festivities on p. 24.


Samba Beat

Carnival, São Paulo style.



The Rise of African Architecture


A Cultural Heritage

The continent’s talents are speaking up.

The people of Ethiopia’s Omo River Valley.

Chechebsa — small pieces of fried flatbread with butter and spices — is a hearty breakfast dish that’s commonly served in Addis Ababa.

Breakfast Around the World


Six different ways to start the day.

Selamta brings Africa to the world and the world to Africa. Join us online for more of the adventure of travel, the vitality of business and the richness of culture found in Ethiopia, Africa and the world.


september/october 2013



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5 from the ceo

6 news New African airline, new routes and new awards.

Panorama 11 Around Addis Join the action surrounding Africa’s largest road race. 14 commerce + capital Camel’s milk debuts in coffee and milkshakes, and Churchill reappears on British currency. 16 diplomacy + development The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam rushes forward while Malawian women prepare for politics. 18 events + excursions Highlighting Munich’s Oktoberfest and Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year. 20 Hotels + Hotspots High-style Kenyan tents and a sensory retreat in Beijing. 22 style + substance Artisinal African goods for your home.

Spotlight 57 The Arts Bringing art and restoration to a historic Guangzhou factory site. 4

60 Cuisine Johannesburg’s Cube restaurant attracts foodies in droves. 62 Destination The “Little Venice” of Paris. 64 Business A new vision for agriculture in Ethiopia. 66 Take 5 Ways to get outdoors in Singapore.

Fly Ethiopian 69 travel tips In-flight exercises to keep you limber, helpful pointers for travel to Ethiopia, and a quick introduction to Amharic. 72 fleet 74 route maps 78 Sales and agents offices

Entertainment 83 movies, tv, audio 92 puzzles



From the CEO |


Welcome Aboard Esteemed Customers,

ክቡራን ደንበኞቻችን

s the fastest-growing African airline, we have just finished yet another successful fiscal year with one of the highest growth rates in the airline industry. We have added 14 new and modern airplanes to our fleet, including four ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliners. We have transported 5.2 million passengers and 174,398 tons of cargo with record levels of revenue and profitability. We have also expanded our route network throughout the year with eight new destinations, including the recent services to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Seoul. With these new and long-haul destinations, Ethiopian has become a truly global, indigenous African airline. Our wings have now spread across all inhabited continents except Australia, enhancing mobility and connectivity between Africa and the rest of the world. Ethiopian has also received many awards and recognitions in the past year, including the latest SKYTRAX World Airline Award for the Best Airline Staff Service in Africa. Ethiopian won this award through online votes from millions of our esteemed customers. We thank you for this strong vote of confidence. Continuing our endeavor to better serve you, we are starting new services to Singapore, Manila, Niamey and Munich, as well as a new destination in Nigeria — Enugu — on top of increasing to daily our service to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. All these are geared toward giving you the best options and most convenient connections. We will also continue to introduce new aircraft and enhance our services. In the coming months we will take delivery of the Boeing 777-300 Extended Range airplane. The second and third phase of the expansion of our premium travelers’ lounge in Addis Ababa is also underway, to enhance your on-ground services experience. As a Pan-African airline, we have also finalized a strategic equity partnership to form a new airline called Malawi Airlines. That regional carrier’s base in Lilongwe will serve as our third hub, offering smoother and convenient connections for passengers to/from the southern Africa region. As always, we will continue to enhance our products and services to better serve your travel needs. And it is a pleasure to have you fly with us today. Have a pleasant flight.

አፍሪካ ፈጣን እድገት እያስመዘገበ ያለው አየር መንገዳችን አሁንም ስኬቱን በመቀጠል ያለፈውን የበጀት ዓመት በአየር ትራንፖርት ኢንዱስትሪ ውስጥ በጣም ከፍተኛ የሚባል እድገት በማስመዝገብ ጨርሷል። በዚህ አመት ብቻ አራት ዘመናዊ የቦይንግ 787 ድሪም ላይነሮችን ጨምሮ 14 አዳዲስ አውሮፕላኖችን ተረክበናል። እንዲሁም 5.2 ሚሊዮን መንገደኞችንና 174,398 ቶን ጭነት በማጓጓዝ እስከዛሬ ያልታየ ገቢ እና ትርፍ አስመዝግበናል። ከዚህም በተጨማሪ የበረራ አድማሳችንን በማስፋት ሪዮ ዴ ጄኔሮ፣ ሳኦ ፖውሎ እና ሶልን ጨምሮ ወደ 8 አዳዲስና ረጅም ርቀት ያላቸው መዳረሻዎች በረራ ጀምረናል ። በአሁኑ ጊዜ ከአውስትራሊያ በስተቀር ሰዎች በሚኖሩባቸው አህጉሮች በሙሉ ወደ 76 መዳረሻዎች በመብረር በአፍሪካ እና በተቀረው አለም መካከል ያለውን የአየር ግንኙነት አጠናክረናል። ባለፈው አመት የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ የተለያዩ አለም አቀፍ ሽልማቶችን ተቀብሏል። ከነዚህም ውስጥ አንዱ ከSKYTRAX World Airline ያገኘነው “ምርጥ የአፍሪካ አየር መንገድ የሠራተኞች አገልግሎት” ሽልማት ነው። ይህንን ሽልማት ያገኘነው በሚሊዮኖች የሚቆጠሩ መንገደኞቻችን በድህረ-ገፅ በሰጡት ድምፅ ነው። እምነታችሁን እኛ ላይ በመጣል ድምፃችሁን ስለሰጣችሁን ከልብ እናመሰግናለን። የምንሰጣቸውን አገልግሎቶች ይበልጥ ተደራሽ ለማድረግ የምናረገውን ጥረት በመቀጠል በቅርብ ቀን ወደ ሲንጋፖር፣ ማኒላ ፣ኒያሚ እና ሙኒክ አዳዲስ በረራዎችን እንጀምራለን ። እንዲሁም ኢኑጉ ወደ ተባለች የናይጄሪያ ከተማ አዲስ በረራ ጀምረን በዚሁ ሀገር ዋና ከተማ ወደ ሆነችሁ ወደ አቡጃ የምናደርገውን በረራ በመጨመር በየቀኑ እንዲሆን አድርገናል። እነዚህ ሁሉ እንቅስቃሴዎች ለመንገደኞቻችን የተሻሉ እና የተመቻቹ አማራጮችን ለማቅረብ የምናደርገው ጥረት አካል ናቸው። በዚህ አመት አዳዲስ አውሮፕላኖችን መቀበል የምንቀጥል ሲሆን በቅርቡ የቦይንግ 777-300ER አውሮፕላን እንረከባለን። መንገደኞቻችን አውሮፕላን ላይ ከመሳፈራቸው በምቾት የሚያርፉበት የክላውድ 9 ላውንጅ የሁለተኛ እና የሶስተኛ ምዕራፍ የማስፋፋት ስራ እንቀጥላለን። ፓን አፍሪካን አየር መንገድ እንደመሆናችን አፍሪካ ውስጥ ያለንን ተደራሽነት ይበልጥ በማስፋትና የሁለትዮሽ የጋራ ስምምነት በመፈራረም ማላዊ አየር መንገድን አቋቁመናል። ይህም አየር መንገድ የማላዊ ዋና ከተማ ሊሎንግዌን መቀመጫው በማድረግ በአህጉሪቱ ደቡባዊ ክፍል ካሉ ሀገራት ለሚጓጓዙ መንገደኞች ቀላልና አመቺ የበረራ አማራጮችን ያቀርባል። እንደ ሁልጊዜው የእናንተን የበረራ ፍላጎት ለማርካት የምንሰጣቸውን አገልግሎቶች ማሻሻላችንን እንቀጥላለን። የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድን የበረራ ምርጫችሁ ስላደረጋችሁ እናመሰግናለን።


Tewolde GebreMariam

Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines september/october 2013



| News



Outstanding Pan-African Air Service “a strategic roadmap for setting up multiple hubs in Africa.”


Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has finalized a strategic equity partnership to form Malawi Airlines, a new regional carrier that will serve southern Africa. This partnership is an essential step to fulfilling Ethiopian Vision 2025 — a roadmap for setting up multiple hubs in Africa. With Malawi Airlines, that country’s capital city of Lilongwe will serve as the third hub for Ethiopian Airlines on the continent. (Addis Ababa serves as its main hub, and Lomé, Togo, is its West Africa hub, as part of the ASKY network.) “This new agreement,” stated CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, “is a model for the type of African cooperation that is needed in the 21st century. Today, Africa is booming and, with the economic growth of our continent, demand for air travel is also growing at a much faster pace than the global average. “This growing demand and the uneven competition from foreign carriers, which currently dominate the African market, cannot be overcome by one single African airline. For indigenous African airlines to succeed and get their fare share of the market, partnerships between African airlines are a must. “Ethiopian Airlines is first and foremost a Pan-African airline.”

News |


New Route to Enugu, Nigeria

Dual Awards for CEO

Best in the skies

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam recently received outstanding recognition in two areas: He received the 2013 Airline Strategy Awards for Regional Leadership — the first African Airline CEO in the award’s 12-year history. The award recognizes excellence in a carrier that provides strong transport links in its geographical region, and judges called the airline’s success “very impressive.” Tewolde also was elected to the Board of Governors of the prestigious International Air Transport Association. The IATA represents some 240 airlines, or 84 percent of the world’s air traffic, and helps formulate policy on critical industry issues. Tewolde’s election reflects a recognition of Ethiopian and its staff as Africa’s premier carrier.

In June, SKYTRAX recognized Ethiopian Airlines for Best Airline Staff Service in Africa. With its uniquely Ethiopian-flavored African hospitality, the airline makes use of the highest-quality products and services to meet customer expectations. “We have been investing heavily in training and development of our staff on one hand,” said Ethiopian CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, “and state-of-the-art information and communication technology and fleet on the other. “The award is a testimony of the hard work of our employees,” he added. “It is their customer-friendly [nature] and superior service delivery that is making Ethiopian an airline of customer choice in Africa.”

As of August 2013, Ethiopian Airlines began service to Enugu, Nigeria — becoming the only international carrier to fly there. Ethiopian will also increase its flights to Abuja from five times a week to daily. Ethiopian has been flying to Nigeria since 1960, making it the airline’s first destination in West Africa.


In line with its Vision 2025 goal to make Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy the leading aviation-training center in Africa, the academy recently graduated 29 pilots, 49 aviation technicians and 43 cabin crew — including five female pilots from Mozambique and two technicians from Namibia. The academy also graduated 26 pilots trained with a multi-crew pilot license. Ethiopian is currently the only airline in Africa to provide this training.

Ethiopian received its sixth Boeing 777-200LR (Long Range) Worldliner, an aircraft capable of connecting virtually any two cities in the world nonstop. The jetliner’s performance and range has enabled Ethiopian to open direct routes from Washington, D.C., to Addis Ababa; from Addis to Beijing; and from Toronto to Addis; with more nonstop long-range routes planned.

The airline also received the nextgeneration Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interior — bringing Ethiopian’s total number of fleet to 58. Passengers will enjoy a more open cabin and a soft blue sky overhead – simulated by LED lighting — among other added comforts.

september/october 2013



| About

Contributors Volume 30 | Number 6

andrÉ KLOTZ is a photographer and compulsive

traveler who recently returned to his hometown of São Paulo after many years abroad. He has collaborated for such magazines as National Geographic Traveler, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Trip, GQ and Casa Vogue, among others. See his images of São Paulo’s Carnival on p. 24. Rooted in: São Paulo, Brazil Typical breakfast: “A cup of coffee and a couple pieces of toast, and I’m ready to go. Simple is good.”

Selamta — meaning “Greetings” in Amharic — is published bimonthly on behalf of Ethiopian Airlines by JourneyGroup+C62, LLC. JourneyGroup+C62, LLC 418 Fourth Street, NE TK Building Charlottesville, VA 22902 Office #102 U.S.A. Bole Road +001 434 961 2500 (phone) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia +001 434 961 2507 (fax) +251 116 180365 (phone) EXECUTIVE GROUP Managing Director Executive Editor Creative Director

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contributor to architecture and design titles, including Dwell Asia, Surface Asia, Singapore Architect, Design Quarterly, In Design, LOFT and Perspective Global. Her favorite buildings are those where modernist forms meet traditional local styles. In “The Rise of African Architecture” on p. 42, she looks at the talent arising from and returning to the continent. Rooted in: Hong Kong, China Typical breakfast: Weetabix with soy milk, and half a peanutbutter-and-jelly sandwich on whole-wheat bread.

Claire Rigby is the editor-in-chief at Time Out São Paulo. As a freelance journalist, she has written for Art Review, Frame and Mark, The Guardian, Telegraph, Buenos Aires Herald and South China Morning Post. Follow her on Twitter @claire_rigby, and go behind the scenes of Carnival with her in “Samba Beat” on p. 24. Rooted in: São Paulo, Brazil Typical breakfast: Milky coffee, a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and some pão na chapa — grilled bread with butter.

Behailu Shiferaw is a freelance journalist

and independent media-and-developmentcommunication consultant based in Ethiopia. He is currently working with the Children's Radio Foundation, a youth-media organization that’s active in several African countries. See his story on Ethiopia’s agricultural transformation on p. 64. Rooted in: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Typical breakfast: Chechebsa — an Ethiopian delicacy made of flatbread broken into pieces and then lightly fried with liquid butter and berbere (a spicy red pepper powder).


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The Merlion Statue

Singapore wants you to come and enjoy Bright lights, shopping , business, sightseeing , trade , great food and now, a great way to get there on Ethiopian’s thrice weekly flights to its 8th destination in the far east.


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panorama around addis 11 | commerce + capital 14 |

dIplomacy + development 16 | events + excursions 18 | hotels + hotspots 20 | style + substance 22

Around Addis

Great ethiopian run


On Nov. 24, 2013, the Great Ethiopian Run will draw 37,000 runners to the streets of Addis Ababa. The annual 10-kilometer (6-mile) race not only gains momentum as a contemporary tourist attraction in Addis, but it also holds its ground as the largest organized road race in all of Africa.

turn to p. 12 to learn more about the race.

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Around Addis A mass of 37,000 redT-shirt-wearing runners weaves through downtown Addis during the Great Ethiopian Run. Olympic gold medalist Haile Gebrselassie (at right) joins in for the festivities each year.

history of the race

The Great Ethiopian Run was co-founded in 2001 by Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie, who's famous for his big smile and long record of victories — including two Olympic gold medals for the 10,000-meter distance. Now 40 years old and showing no signs of quitting, Gebrselassie continues to join the throngs every year.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 Distance: 10 kilometers Start time: 9 a.m. Fee: 140 birr (about US$7.50) To register: Last year’s winners: For men: Hagos G/Hiowt, 28:37 For women: Aberu Kebede, 33:27


Why Run Over the years, the GER has raised millions of birr for international charities such as Concern and Orbis International, and partnered with United Nations Ethiopia to give to local charities. Plus, the race is known to be a lively, festive time, with bands and DJs stationed along the course.

Best Place to Catch the Action The GER loops through the streets of Addis, giving locals and visitors plenty of chances to watch the wave of runners sporting brightly colored T-shirts. The best spot for spectating, however, is near the start and finish line at Meskel Square, where warm-up activities and victory celebrations create quite a buzz.

How to Register Though there are at least 500 elite runners who participate, the GER is open to everyone: young and old, the serious and the casual, runners from Ethiopia and around the world. Local registration closed in July, but international runners can sign up until Nov. 14 at


Fast Facts

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Growing Agribusiness

The Rwandan government understands that to encourage a good thing to continue, it helps to reward it. After the country’s eighth agro exhibition, which took place in the northern village of Mulindi this past summer, the minister for trade and industry sent farmers back to their fields with a variety of business-boosting tools: tractors and equipment, motorcycles for mobility, even livestock. These perks were given to farmers with a proven record of innovation, all in an effort to stimulate and advance agribusiness.


Commerce + Capital


On a Different Note

For the second time in history, Sir Winston Churchill is making an appearance on British currency. The historic figure — who made his debut on the 1965 5-shilling piece as the first commoner to grace a British coin — is now poised to appear on a £5 note that will enter circulation in 2016. True to that leader’s change-making persona, the release marks yet another first: Churchill will be the only politician from the modern era to be featured on a banknote. The Governor of the Bank of England’s prediction? “Perhaps the note itself will become known as a Winston.” Slimmer Smartphone

Chinese manufacturer Huawei’s recent smartphone release, the Ascend P6, is the most slender smartphone yet, with a profile that’s just 6 millimeters thick and a screen that even takes cues from gloved hands. Other features include a user-facing camera that produces higher-resolution “selfies” (5 megapixels as opposed to the iPhone 5’s 1.2) and a more affordable price tag than the iPhone. But will the model draw market share from Apple? tel (011.25111) 663.2828 5668 Addis Ababa

Camel’s milk, anyone? Long loved for their ability to transport people and cargo, camels are now further proving their worth with the rise in popularity of camel’s milk as a beverage. In more populated East African areas like Nairobi, camel’s milk is appearing in eateries and supermarkets, and even in milkshakes and cappuccinos. In rural and arid areas, the drink promises sustenance as well as an income boost for traveling herders. Good news for those willing to take a sip: The drink is chock-full of Vitamin C, B vitamins, iron and good fatty acids.

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Diplomacy + Development

A bright idea

Water Ways

Ethiopia's latest energy project — The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam — is rushing forward after recent approvals by the country's parliament. Construction of the $4.7-billion hydroelectric dam is currently underway on the Blue Nile near the Sudan border. The dam will be the largest of its kind in Africa.

Off-grid, solar-energy-solutions company BBoxx got its unofficial start when three engineering students in London began supplying developing countries with solarpowered batteries. Met with success they garnered resources and launched BBoxx — a similar concept with expanded offerings such as rooftop solar systems for businesses and households. Better yet, the company follows a franchise model, working with members in local communities from Senegal to Sudan to provide not only energy but also employment.

Women in Training


Healthy Families, Big Ideas

Nearly 4,000 health gurus, educators and policy-shapers are expected to descend upon Ethiopia for the third International Conference on Family Planning, Nov. 12-15, 2013, in Addis Ababa. Hosted by Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, the symposium shares cutting-edge perspectives from the field — from smart strategies for low-income areas to medical advances in contraception. Registration deadline is Nov. 1, 2013. Learn more at


With eyes on Malawi’s 2014 tripartite elections, the country’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare is setting female candidates up for success by hosting publicspeaking training sessions. The Ministry hopes to help prepare 2,000 women, some of who will go on to take part in the May elections for parliament members, ward councilors and even president.

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Event Highlights | The official opening-day parade, known as the “Festival of Innkeepers,” showcases horse-drawn brewer wagons bringing the first kegs to be tapped by Munich’s mayor. Oktoberfest brass bands perform a traditional concert at the feet of the Bavaria monument.

Event Highlights | The most spectacular time of year to be in Hong Kong is during the Chinese New Year celebrations, when the city is electrified by color, energy and fireworks. Flower markets and temples stir with life as locals prepare for festivities. Vibrant floats and performances form an energetic parade that winds through Tsim Sha Tsui, the district bordering the harbor, on Chinese New Year’s Day (January 31, 2014).

While You’re There | Enjoy “Oktoberfestbier,” specially brewed by Munich’s oldest brewery, Augustiner-Bräu, and served exclusively out of wooden barrels. Also, check out the BMW Welt Museum and Plant. Highlights include a Rolls-Royce exhibit and a junior museum for youngsters. Visually stunning displays of German engineering will appeal to more than just car-lovers. Great Eats | Zwickl Gastro GmbH — A cozy German restaurant specializing in meatballs and dumplings, located in a quiet courtyard. Locals’ Tips | To blend in, don’t call it “Oktoberfest.” Among locals, the fair is referred to as “die Wiesen” (dee VEE-zin). And before imbibing, make sure to clink glasses with a lively “Prost!” (“Cheers!”). 18


While You’re There | Book a trip aboard the Aqua Luna — a handcrafted, traditional Chinese “junk boat” — and cruise around Victoria Harbor, cocktail in hand. Learn more at Great Eats | Felix — A contemporary hotspot conceived by design superstar Philippe Starck. Go for both the cuisine — European favorites with a modern kick — and the sweeping views of the cityscape against Victoria Peak. Locals’ Tips | Join the city-dwellers in burning joss sticks and praying for good fortune at one of the city’s many beautiful temples.


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Hotels + Hotspots

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Tech-Savvy Getaway

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab luxury hotel just got swankier: The hotspot introduced 24-karat gold iPads to its portfolio of amenities, which already includes in-room iMacs. Custommade by British company Gold & Co., the flashy tablets act like virtual personal concierges: Guests pick up an iPad when they check in and can consult the device to learn about the hotel’s menu of food, services and spa treatments. Though extravagant, perks like this match the price tag for a night’s stay, starting at US$1,500 for a double room.

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Style + Substance


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Textile designer Aissa Dione is keeping traditional Mandjaque weaving techniques alive using local cotton and bright dyes. Her high-style designs have even won her partnerships with bigname designers like Hermès and Christian Liaigre.

The Ghanaian outfitter has furnished homes, offices and hotels throughout the country with its line of contemporary pieces: low-profile sectional sofas, sleek dining sets, statement-making side chairs and decorative accents.

Hand-woven techniques marry fresh designs to create these beautiful bowls, made of telephone wire manufactured in bright colors.

Pairing African style with a touch of glam, Diana Carmichael’s designs use materials such as African rosewood and Swarovski crystals — and look like jewelry for your table.




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Within view of São Paulo’s downtown skyline, Vai-Vai’s exotic drum-troupe queen leads the masses in rehearsing for the samba school’s annual Carnival parade. Nearby, a gathered crowd cheers on the sambistas (samba musicians) as they practice onstage.

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It’s a warm Sunday night in São Paulo in early February, the week before Carnival. At the bottom of a hill in Bixiga, a historic downtown neighborhood, three men in matching black-and-white T-shirts are erecting a fence across an intersection. Outside the temporary perimeter, street-sellers arrive with boxes packed with cans of beer and bottles of water wedged between hunks of ice. Grills are lit and wisps of smoke start to drift across the street. Welcome to the headquarters and rehearsal ground of Vai-Vai, an 83-year-old institution devoted to samba, Carnival and community. Each year, Brazilians mark the beginning of the Christian Lenten season with a five-day Carnival 26

festival and a multitude of ornate, highly competitive parades. Carnival costumes, music and traditions vary across Brazil, but one thing is certain: Daily routines come to a halt for the festival’s duration. This particular evening has attracted hundreds of spectators who mill about the rehearsal ground buying cans of Brahma beer, fruity caipirinha cocktails and small skewers of grilled meat rolled in gritty farofa — toasted cassava meal. Over to one side, children are being lined up to practice their parade steps. As the drumming starts, the school’s respected elder women, the baianas, begin to sway in time.

Vai-Vai’s headquarters in Bixiga — a historic downtown neighborhood — serves as the samba school’s grounds for everything from float construction to rehearsals and community gatherings.

“Samba is of African origin, but today, Carnival doesn’t belong to the black community exclusively. Here in Bixiga, [our samba school has] people of Italian, Japanese, Portuguese descent, but they are all preserving African culture.” —Fernando Penteado, Vai-Vai’s director of harmony

Vai-Vai (meaning “Go-Go”) is one of hundreds of so-called “samba schools” spanning the length and breadth of Brazil. Known as escolas de samba in Portuguese, samba schools are community organizations that run events year-round, often holding open rehearsals in the run-up to Carnival for the purpose of both fundraising and community participation. It all culminates in the immense, spectacular parades that have become the face of Brazil’s Carnival — and indeed, of Brazil itself — worldwide. Rio de Janeiro’s Marquês de Sapucaí sambadrome is Brazil’s best-known parade ground, where the annual competitive processions attract thousands of spectators, plus millions more via TV. But not to be outdone by its rival city 360 kilometers (224 miles) away, São Paulo has a sambadrome too. There, over three nights each year, 22 samba schools — 14 premier-league schools plus 8 in the second division — compete in a series of highly competitive, all-singing, all-dancing Carnival parades. Glitter, feathers and — always — samba

Inside the sambadrome, there’s no such thing as “less is more.” Or to be more precise, too much is never enough. The gargantuan parade floats are loaded with paint, glitter and baubles and crowned by scores of smiling dancers, similarly dressed to impress (albeit scantily, in some cases). Each school’s parade features as many as 4,000 costumed marchers, who accompany the collection of lavishly decorated floats along the long, bleacher-lined avenue. Fernando Penteado, whose grandparents helped found Vai-Vai in 1930, is the samba school’s director of harmony, responsible for keeping Vai-Vai’s portion of the all-night parade running smoothly. His teams of “harmony” and “discipline” monitors patrol 28

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Vai-Vai’s baianas — the school’s most respected elder women — spin their way through the avenue during the first night of São Paulo’s Carnival. Costumed marchers (at left) also accompany the school’s elaborate floats as members of the drum troupe keep the samba beat pumping.

the sidelines, discreetly exhorting the marchers to keep time, stay in line and — above all — keep singing their hearts out. “Samba is of African origin,” Penteado explains. “But today, Carnival doesn’t belong to the black community exclusively. Here in Bixiga, [our samba school has] people of Italian, Japanese, Portuguese descent, but they are all preserving African culture.” In each school’s parade, flag bearers twirl and spin along the avenue like lavishly plumed gods and goddesses; Carnival queens dot the processions like glittering butterflies; and at the heart of the noisy, gaudy, riveting spectacle, the samba school’s corps of drummers propels the floats and marchers forward to the beat of the batucada — the tight, powerful rhythm of the samba. To the casual observer, this might appear to be pure, unadulterated celebration. But to the samba schools, it’s the culmination of almost a year’s hard work — of endless planning and rehearsals, and of hundreds of hours spent creating and decorating floats and costumes, as carpenters, welders, sculptors and seamstresses come together with dancers, singers and organizers to make Carnival happen. It’s also an incredibly serious competition in which winning is everything. Márcio Paloschi serves as Vai-Vai’s artistic director. “It all comes down to the details,” he says. “Hundreds of them. We have to bear in mind the way the parade will look out there on the avenue, from up close and from far away — and also what it will look like on television. Carnival is very much made for TV.” This year, Vai-Vai is competing to be crowned champion for what would be the 15th time in its history. The schools are judged on everything from the flag-bearers’ flourishes to the time-keeping, and from the overall execution of the chosen theme to the song (a new song is produced by each school every year and belted out throughout the procession, incessantly, by the entire troupe). The finer points of the scoring system are all

“Vai-Vai is about so much more than just Carnival. We have big plans to increase our social projects among needy families and, given a bit more space, to open up a series of brand-new cultural projects.” —Darcy Silva, Vai-Vai’s president

but impossible to understand for outsiders, who are mostly content to stand in the bleachers and be dazzled by the kitsch magnificence of the whole thing, as it rumbles and sambas past. What’s easier to grasp, once you get a close-up glimpse, is the sense of community at the heart of it all. Bixiga was founded by Italian immigrants and ex-slaves and is still a stronghold of São Paulo’s black community. In fact, Bixiga’s Afro-Brazilian roots can be traced back to the 19th century and the Saracura quilombo — a community of fugitive slaves living on the banks of the now-buried Saracura Creek. In addition to lively rehearsals, held in the months leading up to Carnival, Vai-Vai runs neighborhood activities year-round. These include children’s dance and drumming classes, adult literacy and English lessons, and food and milk distribution projects for those in need. And on Saturday afternoons, the school hosts family-oriented fundraising feasts of Brazil’s most emblematic dish: a rich pork-andblack-bean stew called feijoada, served with rice. Bixiga’s tenuous future

Down on the rehearsal ground, Vai-Vai’s Sundaynight rehearsal is in full swing. In one area, samba musicians and a powerful singer lead the crowd in this year’s song, Sangue da Terra (“Blood of the Land”) — an homage to the sponsor, Wines of Brazil. Trying out their samba steps as they move through the crowd in a tight pack are 30 or so women clad in tight black dresses and dizzyingly high heels. Some will dance solo at the head of a “wing” of marchers

while others will samba on tiny podiums on Vai-Vai’s various floats. Although they perspire with the effort on this hot summer night, they stay smiling with a queenly benevolence, heads held high. There’s only one real queen at this rehearsal, though, and she’s the exquisitely beautiful Camila Silva, Vai-Vai’s rainha da bateria (drum-troupe queen) for the past five years. During the parade, the rainha’s job is to lead the massed drummers, responding to their powerful rhythms and thrilling the crowd with her smiles, flourishes, and burst of both charm and virtuoso samba dancing — all the more mesmerizing given the high heels, glittering costume and sculpted curves of glowing skin. Silva is generally agreed to have the most highly prized quality a rainha can have: samba no pé, an innate, unfaltering sense of samba in her feet. She presides over the rehearsal regally, sambaing for a few moments at the head of the drum troupe, then hanging back on the sidelines, bestowing smiles and kisses on wide-eyed children or posing for photos with nonchalant-acting young men. Silva’s husband and the president of Vai-Vai, Darcy Silva, leans against a podium nearby, watching the drum troupe and smoking a fat cigar. Besides the parade, Silva has a lot on his mind. He’s recently learned that despite the school’s deep roots in Bixiga, Vai-Vai’s days in the neighborhood are numbered: Its headquarters sit right in the path of a much-needed new line of São Paulo’s subway system. Since learning of the potential construction project, Vai-Vai members have been combing Bixiga for alternative locations, as desperate to stay in the neighborhood as many local residents are to keep it there. “Vai-Vai’s headquarters isn’t just any old place,” wrote the São Paulo architect and urban planner Raquel Rolnik in her influential blog, Habitat. “It’s an essential element in the important (and often invisible) presence of Afro-Brazilian culture in the city.” “We can’t imagine ourselves anywhere else,” said Fernando Penteado when the news emerged in January. “If we had to leave Bixiga, it would be like tearing our heart out.” But the area is heavily built up, like so much of São Paulo — a city whose skyline is a jumble of endless high-rises stretching to the horizon — and there are simply no suitable spaces available. A number of local samba schools have previously been granted premises by the city government, which sees them as an essential part of São Paulo culture. With that in mind, Vai-Vai has set its sights on Luz, another historic neighborhood close by. 32

The once-grand Luz has fallen on hard times over the past 20 years or more and is in desperate need of revitalization. There’s a sense at Vai-Vai that the school could both solve its imminent problem and help revive a troubled area. “Vai-Vai is about so much more than just Carnival,” says Darcy Silva. “We have big plans to increase our social projects among needy families and, given a bit more space, to open up a series of brand-new cultural projects.” Lights, camera, action

At the sambadrome on the night of February 8, Vai-Vai’s big moment has finally come. The troupe is primed in the holding area, ready to roll as final touches are added to the floats. The merendeiros — teams of men who push the motorless floats along the avenue — brace themselves as the floats’ lights are switched on, costumes are adjusted and showbiz smiles are plastered onto everyone’s faces. As the school sets out along the 530-meter-long avenue, Vai-Vai’s theme unspools with a series of tableaux straight out of a children’s coloring book: a Middle-Ages grape harvest, Cleopatra’s banquet for Marcus Antonius, and the biblical miracle of water turned into wine. In the latter section, a float in the shape of a goblet features white-clad women who enter on one side and men in wine-colored costumes who emerge on the other. For most of the participants, the parade is everything they have dreamed of, and the school’s members are upbeat after performing. But at the results ceremony a few nights later, Vai-Vai learns that it has placed a disappointing seventh out of the 14 top-tier schools — its worst result since 2004. But Vai-Vai’s members pick themselves up again, ready to swing into the preparations and challenges of next year, including the imminent exit from Bixiga. “If we have to leave, our goal is to be installed in our new home in time for the World Cup,” says Darcy Silva, referring to the football tournament scheduled to kick off in São Paulo in June 2014. So who knows: One Sunday night in June next year, Vai-Vai might just find itself dancing in a new neighborhood in a brand-new home, sambaing to the beat as the whistle blows for kick-off inside the city’s new football stadium. Whatever happens, though, one thing is certain: Vai-Vai looks set to be around, and at the heart of São Paulo’s Carnival culture, for many years to come.

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Tel Aviv, Israel Photo by Glenna Gordon

In Israel, most meals include salat katzutz — a salad of chopped fresh vegetables. At breakfast, the salad is accompanied by eggs, olives, cheese, and fresh bread or pita, served with various spreads such as hummus, labneh and baba ganoush. Many families eat communally, dipping into shared bowls of the spreads and other sides.



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s i x d i f f e r e n t way s t o s ta r t t h e d ay. Every morning, in cities and villages all across the globe, people enjoy fuel for the day that’s as varied as their languages and lifestyles. Here, we offer six glimpses into how the world breaks its nightly fast.

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Mumbai, India Photo by Candace Rose Rardon

In many parts of the world, crĂŞpes are a snack or dessert. But in South India, crĂŞpe-like pancakes called dosas are traditionally served at breakfast. Made from a fermented batter of rice and black lentils (or urad dal), dosas are thin and crispy. When filled with a curried potato mix, they are known as masala dosa (shown here). Another common breakfast food is idli, a soft, steamed cake also made from fermented rice and lentils. Both dosas and idlis are dipped in sides like fresh coconut chutney and sambar, a piquant, coriander-infused vegetable broth, then served alongside frothy South Indian coffee.

addis ababa, ethiopia Photo by Zach Abubeker

The breakfast meal in Ethiopia varies from region to region, but it usually consists of a grain-based dish flavored with berbere (a complex blend of chile peppers, ginger, fenugreek and other spices). One particularly hearty Ethiopian breakfast dish is chechebsa (meaning “broken” in the Oromo language) — a combination of small pieces of fried flatbread doused with nit’ir qibe (a clarified butter that’s simmered with fenugreek, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon and sometimes nutmeg before straining). Chechebsa might be served with honey and yogurt, as well as a steaming cup of macchiato.

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l agos, nigeria Photo by Glenna Gordon

Nigerians enjoy heavy breakfasts, such as egg stew, a particular favorite in Lagos. Scrambled eggs are cooked in palm oil (a dark red oil made from the nuts of a palm tree) with diced tomatoes, onions and green peppers. Served alongside sweet, fried plantains and washed down with fresh pineapple juice, this meal keeps diners full for hours and then yearning for more. Many people who have spent time in Nigeria say that once you’ve been there, everything else — food and life — just seems a bit bland.

Beijing, China Photo by Go Takayama

One of the most popular breakfasts in China is called “century egg and lean pork congee” (in Chinese, that’s 皮蛋瘦 肉粥 or pidan shourou zhou). Congee is a rice porridge, and the century egg is the product of a unique curing process believed to have been accidentally discovered in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Today, century eggs are usually duck eggs that have been cured for about 100 days in a concoction that includes lime, tea and salt. For this breakfast dish, the eggs are shelled and diced, then cooked with shredded pork, scallion and ginger and added to the rice porridge.

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accra, ghana Photo by Glenna Gordon

Many Ghanaian meals are heavy on starch, with dishes like fufu or gari (both made from cassava) accompanying a sauce or soup. For breakfast, starch takes center stage in the form of fried cassava chips — similar to french fries but a bit more dense. The star fruit is in season most of the year — the greener the fruit, the more tart, so the yellow variety is usually sweet (but with an edge). Drinking coconut milk straight from the coconut is refreshing enough that you might skip morning coffee. 40

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The Rise of African Architecture The continent’s talents are speaking up.

By Michele Koh Morollo



he mention of 20th-century architecture brings to mind Europeans such as Le Corbusier and Antonio Gaudí, or Americans such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry. The 21st century sees a more international crew, including Shigeru Ban from Japan, Moshe Safdie from Israel and Wang Shu from China. But where is Africa in architecture’s hall of fame? Powerful colonial influences, coupled with a history of political and economic turmoil, left the people of Africa with less time to ponder the aesthetics and ergonomics of houses, malls and skyscrapers. But the tide is turning. According to Tanzanian-born British architect David Adjaye, a growing number of organizations, architectural contests and architects themselves are placing African architecture on the world’s stage. “Through initiatives such as these — awards, events and peer group support,” Adjaye says, “this decade will see a striking new horizon for African architecture and its global impact.”

The history of African architecture In the 1940s and ’50s, experiments in architecture and urban planning were carried out across the African continent, but mostly by Western architects such as Le Corbusier and Aldo van Eyck, who were particularly influential in the creation of mass housing schemes in Morocco and Algeria. When African nations started gaining independence, between the 1950s and ’80s, colonizers used “International Style” to show their good intentions of leading colonies toward the future. This style is a

modernist approach developed in Europe and America in the 1920s and ’30s and is characterized by the use of concrete, steel and minimal ornamentation. In May 1981, the new African Union of Architects began uniting architects of all races, religions and nationalities across the continent. Other national architect associations and action networks — such as Adventurers in Diaspora, Casamémoire, Doual’art and ArchiAfrika — were created to stimulate the debate on the quality of the built environment and the value of Africa’s artistic and architectural heritage. With the fast pace of economic growth in Africa from 2000 to 2008, these organizations kept a concerned eye on valuable architectural assets in African cities — the historical buildings in the city center of Dar es Salaam, for example, and the National Museum in Ghana. Architects and academics alike within the continent began paying more attention to the buildings in their countries. “Up to now, important projects on the continent were designed by foreign architects,” says Jean Charles Tall, architect and founder of the College Universitair d’Architecture de Dakar. “When you go to a bookshop, even in Africa,” he continues, “all the books written on African architecture are written by people from outside of the continent, with an anthropologist perspective or for tourists.” So Tall is urging further discussion and research about architecture across Africa. Forums of discussion between practicing architects, students and academics, he says, will allow this generation to further voice its own opinion and move African architecture onto the global stage. september/october 2013




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Increasing awareness through dialogue


Encouraging the rise of indigenous architecture across the continent is ArchiAfrika, an organization founded in 2001 as a platform to put African architecture on the world map. ArchiAfrika offers an online forum for the exchange of news and expertise in the region, and initiates and facilitates research, projects, and conferences. In addition to ArchiAfrika’s influence, there are now more than 50 universities in Africa offering architecture programs, and students are approaching the discipline with greater confidence. Up till now, architecture in Africa was driven primarily by the Bauhaus principal of functionality, but today’s architects are much more innovative, incorporating sustainability and intelligent aesthetics into their designs. One such professional is Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, 48. Kéré’s first project — a primary school in eastern Burkina Faso, built when Kéré was still a student at the Technical University of Berlin — was designed on the principles of climatic comfort and keeping construction costs low. Kéré used local construction materials such as compressed earth blocks and metal shutters to create a streamlined, contemporary form that is often observed in modern German architecture. “I think that giving value to traditional building techniques,” Kéré says, “is the way we can unite tradition and modernity.”

Consider climate and topography Part of generating new concepts involves appreciating historic architecture. Countries with stronger economies may have more noteworthy modern buildings, yet places such as Mali and Ethiopia have much to offer in the way of traditional heritage buildings — like the mud mosque of

Djenné and the rock churches of Lalibela. As the birthplace of dozens of ancient civilizations, Africa enjoys a rich and varied artistic heritage that has informed modern European artistic techniques as well. Twentieth-century artists such as Picasso and Modigliani were inspired by the lines and forms of tribal masks and sculptures. European architects Le Corbusier and Theo Van Doesburg used well-organized geometric and cubical forms from African art in their works. One of the earliest African architects to value the continent’s artistic wealth is Pierre Goudiaby Atepa, former president of the Association of Architects of Senegal and a pivotal figure of African architecture during the 1970s and ’80s. Atepa’s most well-known projects include Dakar’s Millennium Gate, Gambia’s Banjul airport and the bank of the Economic Community of West African States in Lomé, Togo. “I don’t want to bring Africa into modernity,” Atepa says, “but rather to use modernity with what is profoundly African in order to create a kind of symbiosis, or metissage, in architecture.” At 66, Atepa says he’ll have to think about taking a rest soon. But he is “sure that the new generation will revolutionize modern African architecture.” Indeed, this new generation has already stepped up. David Adjaye, 47, attained international fame for such works as the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. He has published numerous books on African architecture and says he learns something every time he goes to a new place — whether it’s a slum community like Kibera in Nairobi or the business district of Luanda. september/october 2013


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Homeward bound This growth in contemporary African architecture has led several distinguished African architects who have lived and worked overseas to return to their home countries. The most well-known is Ghanaian Joe Osae-Addo, 42, who moved back to Accra in 2004. Although Osae-Addo had run a thriving architectural practice in Los Angeles, he hoped to better align himself with his beliefs on sustainability, and Ghana was the place to do so. At that time, most urban homes in Accra, the capital of a former British colony, were concrete-block houses made with imported English Portland cement. Dissatisfied with this drab approach to living, OsaeAddo was determined to find ways to build his home with locally sourced materials. “I wanted to explore ideas of light, 48

cross-ventilation and lightness of structure,” he says. As a result, OsaeAddo designed his home to stand 3 feet off the ground on a wooden deck, so that under-floor breezes would cool the space naturally. He also incorporated slattedwood screens and floor-to-ceiling jalousie windows for cross-ventilation. “Interstitial spaces and landscape are what define tropical architecture,” he says. “It is not about edifice but rather harnessing the elements — trees, wind, sun and water — to create harmony, not the perfection that modernism craves so much.” Osae-Addo applied these sustainable building principles to other projects, too, such as the Oguaa Football for Hope Centre in Cape Coast, Ghana, which was constructed with reclaimed scaffolding, donated shipping containers, and indigenous bamboo and adobe bricks. “Africa is not just a place of inspiration,” he says, “but a place to live, grow and create.”

The new African architect “The next generation of architects is our future,” Osae-Addo says. “They have all the tools and technologies at their disposal and a growing awareness of their own roots. The old guard must recognize this and nurture and support them. Atepa shares Osae-Addo’s focus on the next generation, believing that all Africans, no matter where they live, should participate in the development of African architecture. “The wealth of tomorrow is in Africa,” he wrote in a June 2008 interview with the African art blog Unseen Art Scene. ”I received everything from Africa. So I must give something back. . . . Africa is the cradle of art. If African architects succeed one day in making the symbiosis between African art and modern architecture, the result will be magnificent.”


“Within the context of [world] environmental challenges,” he says, “the building practices of traditional African architecture offer some useful lessons in working with climate, topography and cultivating a sense of place.” For example, as he explained in an August 2012 interview with Architectural Record: “You can’t understand Africa until you realize that it has six extraordinary geographic zones — each one very precise and extreme. In the northwest you have the Maghreb, then to the east you have the desert, and to the south the Sahel, which is between the desert and the forest. Other parts of the continent are forestlands or savanna or the mountains. “Each place, of course, has its own particularities, but culture grows from climate. . . . How do you respond to this extreme climate and make an architecture that becomes African?”

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The people of Ethiopia’s Omo River Valley.

Heralded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, southwestern Ethiopia's Omo River Valley is celebrated for its deep roots as well as its cultural diversity. The river nurtures and sustains a way of life for a wide variety of wildlife and at least eight distinct people groups. These valley dwellers speak six unique languages, and for thousands of years, these tribes have preserved and practiced the rituals of their ancestors. Images by SebastiĂŁo Salgado



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Rituals create a vibrant rhythm of life in the Omo Valley. Among the Surma men (below), artistic scars and elaborate body painting distinguish the bravest warriors. Mursi women occasionally display their beauty with lip-plates made of clay and spanning up to 15 centimeters (almost 6 inches) in diameter. For the Hamar, elaborate, centuriesold coming-of-age ceremonies depend upon the cattle that are essential to their way of life.


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In this land of baking heat and torrential, intermittent rains, centuries of survival have depended upon adapting to the whims of the Omo River. Formerly nomadic herdsmen, the Surma now largely depend upon subsistence cultivation of sorghum and maize. Yet they also have a fearsome reputation as warriors.

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Guangzhou’s redtory Bringing restoration and art to a historic factory site. by ro n gluckman



n the spacious galleries of the top-class art park, enormous abstract murals adorn the walls alongside striking blackand-white photographs. Outside those galleries, in alleys filled with colorful graffiti and chic shops, scores of artists have reclaimed workspace and lofts in derelict, ivy-covered brick buildings. In many ways, Redtory reminds visitors of hip artist districts flourishing from London to New York, but its location — Guangzhou — is a surprise. co n t i n ued o n p . 58.

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According to Alice Wong, this southern Chinese city that she calls home has always drawn worldwide notice. Yet for centuries, that recognition was for commerce and trade, definitely not art. Things are changing, however. The Guangzhou native manages and curates the creative art space that is drawing crowds and bringing new recognition to the 2,200-year-old city. Wong works in an orange brick building decorated with paintings of Campbell’s soup cans — a nod to Andy Warhol’s famous work, except that these say “Redtory” where the contents would be. Just like Warhol shook up the art world decades ago, launching his own factory as an artist collective in New York City, Redtory promotes a fledgling arts scene in southern China.

Shipping crates and industrial interiors (top right) reflect the area’s past. Prior to Redtory’s renovations, this site was home to one of Asia’s largest cannedfood factories.


The location has ample historical flavor: Half a century ago, this was the office space for one of Asia’s largest canning factories — Guangzhou Eagle Coin. Once renowned for its tangy black bean sauce, the former canning site now anchors an entire district of stark, Soviet-style brick buildings being renovated as galleries, shops, artist residences and workshops. But the name Redtory denotes more than an area of Guangzhou; it’s also the overarching culture and arts organization, established in 2009, that’s behind it all. The organization’s goal is to showcase top Chinese and overseas exhibits, as well as nurture what is admittedly a nascent but energetic local creative culture. There is also a wonderful preservation dividend: protecting a piece of the city’s rich past.



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Some factories at Redtory date back even further than the 1950s, reflecting Guangzhou’s role as one of China’s oldest international trading centers. In 2009, architectural firms and local artists spearheaded a drive to protect the district. The idea to develop abandoned industrial areas into art parks was pioneered by Beijing’s famed art district, known as 798. Other similar art areas have recently sprouted across the Middle Kingdom, as Chinese art commands record prices at auctions worldwide. Redtory was granted authority over more than five dozen brick buildings in Tianhe District, across the river from Guangzhou’s Pazhou Exhibition Center. The grounds also feature a collection of old canning equipment and modern sculpture that makes it a magnet for sightseers and young photography students. One of China’s most famous contemporary artists, the late painter Wu Guanzhong, is featured in a permanent exhibit organized by the Tsinghua University Wu Guanzhong Art Research Center. Drawing on a collection of more than 100 pieces, the exhibition also features video programs that explain Wu’s life and work. Recent Redtory exhibits include showcasing the Guangzhou-focused drawings



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and sketches of Wang Shouzhi and the photographs of Wang Gang, who travels widely around China to shoot scenes of everyday life. Redtory also endeavors to offer a local window on the international art scene. Last October, video artist Marty St. James was featured in a British-supported show, and in November, Redtory showcased a number of Chinese and Dutch painters, photographers and visual artists. While Guangzhou may not boast the artistic community of Beijing or Shanghai, Redtory’s spacious grounds and galleries are popular with tourists from Hong Kong, two hours away. Wong oversees ongoing collaborations with Hong Kong arts and culture organizations. Visitors enjoy shopping at a variety of boutiques as well as at 360°, an enormous café-library-design showroom. In addition to shopping for handbags, clothing and household items by Chinese designers, visitors are welcome to browse books while sipping coffee or soup. But while there are dozens of shops, several cafés and a colorful street market displaying everything from traditional calligraphy to Chinese-style iPhone cases, Wong insists that Redtory puts culture before commerce. Many of 798’s critics

In many ways, Redtory reminds visitors of hip artist districts flourishing from London to New York, but its location — Guangzhou — is a surprise.

Original factory workshops (above) have been redesigned into Redtory’s gallery spaces, artist residences, shops and more.

complain that commercialization of that Beijing district has eroded its artistic and historical allure. Redtory doesn’t want to go down that road. “We want the shops to stay mainly in the areas of art and design,” Wong says. “We are devoted to art and preservation.” Overlooked for arts and culture in recent decades, Redtory mines the rich history of this commercial city, creating an atmospheric district that rivals any across Asia. —Ron Gluckman has been covering China for more than two decades, writing for publications including Time, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. He first toured Guangzhou in 1990 and marvels that there are still new discoveries like Redtory to be found. september/october 2013


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Thinking Inside the Box

Dario D’Angeli (above) is owner and head chef at Johannesburg’s Cube Tasting Kitchen, where small plates reign supreme.



ario D’Angeli was a popular and successful Johannesburg chef back in 2007 when he decided to take a big risk. He sold Yum, his praised Asianfusion restaurant, and began a global tour of 50 of the world’s best eateries. “I wanted to do away with standing on a line and cooking the same items over and over,” D’Angeli says. He crisscrossed North America and Europe on his three-month taste journey, visiting such kitchens as The French Laundry in California’s Napa Valley and The Fat Duck in Berkshire (U.K.). When he returned to South Africa, he was inspired to create a tasting kitchen — an intimate restaurant with a fixed menu of many small plates, where the chefs personally introduce each dish to each table. “We were going to make the focus on the plates [of food],” says D’Angeli, a stocky 40-year-old who stands tall and talks fast, “and have a very monochromatic dining space, so that there was very little sensory influence other than the food.” Still, he wasn’t 100-percent convinced the idea would succeed in Johannesburg: The city wasn’t known to have an appetite for sophisticated eateries.

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Despite his hesitation, he opened Cube — named in honor of the restaurant’s boxy look — in 2010 and quickly learned just how wrong his initial assumptions had been. As it turns out, Johannesburg was perfectly primed for such an innovative restaurant, and Cube quickly became known as one of the foodie destinations in the city. Reports “Eatout,” one of the country’s largest food guides: “This is more scintillating food experience . . . than mere degustation, offering never-ending food pleasures.” “It’s an incredibly niche way to dine,” says Justine Drake, director of Taste Festivals South Africa, an annual festival held in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, showcasing the cities’ finest foods and chefs. “You don’t get that kind of caliber of food often in Johannesburg.” Cube is sandwiched between an Indian restaurant and a kitschy antique

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restaurant is not licensed, so diners are invited to bring their own beer or wine; wine suggestions are offered ahead of time, when reservations are made. Some of South Africa’s best restaurants are similarly set up as tasting kitchens. The Test Kitchen in Woodstock and The Tasting Room in Franschhoek regularly appear on Africa’s top-10 lists, but they’re in the south. Cube is one of the first of its kind in the north, billing itself as an accessible option compared to its pricier contemporaries. The arrangement is working. “As it turns out, people are doing my advertising for me,” D’Angeli says. “[They] say it’s an experience they never had before.” The menu is stocked with crowd pleasers. A savory duck dish with foie gras and caramel is addictive, and a hearty chicken plate with green-chili chutney is tamed by a smooth, sweet corn custard. Chefs wearing blue-and-white pin-striped aprons introduce each plate to the table. The presentation provokes almost as much of a reaction as the taste. An


store in Parktown North, an affluent suburb that’s a 15-minute drive from Johannesburg’s city center. The decor is modern and minimal; with a constellation of small, circular ceiling lights and a window wall made of glass, the effect is more art gallery than restaurant. On a Thursday evening, the 30-seat restaurant is filled to capacity with clean-cut men in plaid shirts and women in cocktail dresses. “Cube is not your typical Joburg institution,” says Andanté Wiehahn, coowner of Lekkerbek, a culinary store in Johannesburg, “but Joburgers are very open to new experiences and have just been loving the Cube concept.” If conversation is food for the soul, then Cube is a church, featuring a tasting menu of 10 to 12 courses that diners review, debate and relish. (The restaurant suggests a “three hours minimum” dining time.) The plates are influenced heavily by molecular gastronomy — green onion comes as a pale green rectangular sponge and a rusk (a dry biscuit ubiquitous in South Africa) as a golden powder. The

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appetizer of caviar and mascarpone cheese comes arranged on a four-by-fourinch wood board, served alongside champagne in a small glass tumbler. “This is just gorgeous,” one woman gushes. By plate nine, a dessert of macadamia shortbread and basil milk, the room is buzzing. “I’m going to bring half of Pretoria here,” says a young man wearing a deeply cut white T-shirt. “This is good,” he says, “this is fantastic.” D’Angeli likes to say that when he retires, he’s going to open a tin prawn shack by the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. Yet, from the looks of the full restaurant and the pleasedas-punch faces of his diners, it doesn’t appear such a dream will be happening any time soon. He’s too busy living this one. —Stephanie Findlay is a Canadian journalist, living in Johannesburg. She went to Cube alone to write this review but will be going back with a friend in tow — as not much else beats discussing 3½ hours of fun food.

Everything at Cube is modern and minimal, from the decor to the food — including this take on an apple martini, featuring vodka jelly cubes and an apple and blueberry “sponge.”

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Canal Saint-Martin The “Little Venice” of Paris. |

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n Victor Hugo’s day, the Bohemian hub of Paris was Montmartre. By Picasso’s time, penniless musicians and painters flocked to Montparnasse. Both are still historic neighborhoods — one marked by the Basilica of SacreCoeur and the other by its panoramic view of the city as well as the Catacombs. But today, for a charming introduction to a quartier where striving artists and young, hip professionals can still afford to live and work, take a leisurely trip down Canal Saint-Martin. It’s a little bit of Venice in Paris. A boat ride through the canal lasts 2½ hours and travels from the historically immigrant periphery in the 19th arrondissement (district) to the seventh, at the center of town. Two companies offer boat rides along the canal: Paris Canal and Canauxrama. Both make multiple departures a day, but it’s Paris Canal’s trip starting at La Villette that provides the best value: It’s a two-forone, beginning with a tour of the canal and ending with one of the Seine River, including incredible views of such iconic sights as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as lesser-known ones like the ultra-modern Fashion Museum. Local guidebooks caution that the boat ride might be too slow to hold a child’s attention, but everyone from toddlers to the elderly seems entertained — gasping at the gush and splash of water as the boat drops down through the lochs and being charmed by passersby who wave and throw kisses from the pedestrian bridges. The trip begins at La Villette — the enormous, futuristic complex that includes museums, performance spaces and a large, kid-friendly park. This former industrial area — now full of converted lofts, cinemas, bookshops and hostels — shows how a historic, iconic city like Paris can still be dynamic and open to change. The boat’s tour guide offers a lively, sometimes fantastical stream of history and trivia about the canal and the city, first in French and followed in English. As the boat passes the Hotel du Nord,

Visitors strolling the canal on foot can enjoy a typical Parisian breakfast at one of the area’s popular bistros.


The boat tour travels through nine lochs from beginning to end (opposite page), includes exclusive access to an underground tunnel (left), and offers views of Notre Dame Cathedral along the Seine River (above).

he tells the story of Marcel Carné’s 1938 classic film of the same name. He croons a few snippets of Edith Piaf’s lyrics mentioning the canal and narrates scenes from the 2001 hit movie Amélie in which she skips stones in its lochs. He also explains that — like so many aspects of modern Paris — the history of the canal is connected to Napoleon. At the beginning of the 19th century, the emperor supervised the Canal Saint-Martin’s construction to alleviate congestion along the Seine and provide fresh drinking water to the residents of Paris. The stretch between La Villette and Republique offers delightful views of the many cafés, restaurants and boutiques that align the canal, as well as the Peniche l’Improviste — a charming

The underground tunnel feels like a secret passageway, mysterious and magical.

modern jazz club in a boat, featuring a mix of up-and-coming and established French talent. And in July and August, just above Place de Stalingrad — where the canal widens — the banks of the Seine are filled with sand, beach chairs, rowboats and sunbathing Parisians, as part of “Paris Plages” (Paris beaches). From there, the canal starts on its way down to Place de la Bastille (where the Bastille prison stood until it was stormed during the French Revolution) to the Seine. On Sundays, a section of the street abutting the canal is closed to cars and packed with locals strolling, skating, biking or shopping the flea markets. Visitors wandering the canal by foot can stop and enjoy one of the many popular bistros in the area. But one of the best reasons to travel by boat is the 2-kilometer (almost 1¼ mile) underground tunnel, illuminated by skylights, that runs between La Republique and La Bastille. Pedestrians can’t experience this part of the canal (it was paved over in 1848 to allow troops easy access to rioters who had taken refuge on the canal’s east side), so it feels like a secret passageway, mysterious and magical. The

gray concrete walls, sloped like a grand archway, are covered with moss, and stray wildflowers poke through cracks. The street signs from before the paving remain. The boat travels through nine lochs from beginning to end, dropping 3 meters (almost 10 feet) at each loch for a total of 27 meters. Drama heightens at the last, where the slow, narrow canal meets the wide-open Seine. After almost an hour on the Seine, shuttling under bridges bedecked with cherubs or lovers’ padlocks, the boat docks next to the Musée d’Orsay. Built in the former Orsay railway station, the museum is a work of art in itself, housing a worldclass collection of impressionist paintings. For the perfect finale, passengers might peek inside at Alfred Sisley’s famous 1870 landscape of the Canal Saint-Martin, if they haven’t yet quenched their thirst for the Parisian water experience. —Sharon Harrigan has published more than three dozen essays, short stories and articles. When not floating around Paris, she is in her office across from the Catacombs, seeking inspiration from the great artists who lived here before. september/october 2013


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Transformation Takes Root A new vision for agriculture in Ethiopia. |


t the beginning of the millennium, a drought emergency put millions of lives at risk across parts of Africa. So in 2003, African Heads of States met in Maputo, Mozambique, and pledged to allocate 10 percent of their budgets to agriculture by 2008. (That commitment was designed to put African countries on track to reach the first Millennium Development Goal — cutting poverty and hunger in half by 2015.) Yet consider this: Long before the Maputo Declaration, since the mid-1990s in fact, Ethiopia has been consistently


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allocating 14-16 percent of its annual budget to agriculture, determined that agriculture should drive all other sectors of development*. During what would become his last open public engagement — the May 2012 Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security — the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said that “Ethiopia has for a very long period been a poster child of everything that has gone wrong in Africa in terms of food security.” Yet that trend, Meles noted, is changing. One key to the change is how major companies are working more and more


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closely with smallholder farmers, from input supply all the way to facilitating a reliable market for their outputs. And facilitating this relationship between smallholder farmers and larger corporations is an organization the late Prime Minister himself created and championed: the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency. ATA got its start in January 2009 when Meles requested that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation embark on a strategic review of Ethiopia’s current agricultural extension system, which is part of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Foundation eventually recommended the establishment of an independent organization to accelerate agricultural transformation, modeled after similar organizations in other countries. ATA was born in December 2010. Ethiopia’s agricultural extension system is now one of the largest in the world, with more than 60,000 development agents. Every village is assigned three specialists — in crop technologies, livestock, and soil and natural-resource management. These three individuals are based out of one of nearly 10,000 farmer-training centers throughout the country’s nine regions — each containing a demonstration plot (usually 2-3 hectares) for showcasing different types of technologies. In its role as catalyst for Ethiopia’s farmers, ATA has also started forging new commercial opportunities. In 2012 ATA partnered with the Purchase for Progress initiative of the World Food Programme, linking 16 cooperative unions to supply 30,000 metric tons of maize for WFP activities — the largest-ever WFP procurement from farmer cooperatives. The ATA is researching how to promote similar arrangements across several crops including wheat, teff, maize, chickpea and sesame.

In fact, the row-planting method for growing teff — source cereal of the country’s staple food, injera — has been increasingly adopted by farmers at faster than imaginable speeds. Hailu Balcha, 33, has been farming teff for 14 years in Katina village, Oromia Region, on a plot that was a wedding gift from his father. When agricultural extension workers introduced him to new seed and the rowplanting methods, he declared the resultant increase in his farm’s yield to be a miracle. “It shocked me,” he says. Hailu’s response has been repeated across the country. “In our first year,” explains Khalid Bomba, CEO of ATA, “we worked with only two farmers under irrigation. In this, our third year, we’ll be working with 2 million.” Running a locally efficient model in as agro-ecologically diverse and complex a country as Ethiopia takes leadership that mixes international experience with knowledge of the county. Most of ATA’s leadership team eagerly returned to Ethiopia from prominent positions outside the country. Ethiopian-born Khalid, for example, is a graduate of the London School of Economics who formerly served within the Agricultural Development Group at

the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Yohannes Tilahun, head of the Public Private Partnership Unit, explains his decision to return from the United States after holding senior management positions with several major U.S. financial firms: “The fact that Ethiopia is one of the top-five fastestgrowing economies in the world shows you that something is going right. “So you have three choices in the movement of this fast-moving train: You can be at the tail, you can be at the head or you can end up on the side doing nothing.” Khalid is confident that in the next three to five years, under the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture, ATA will have helped make food security a reality in Ethiopia — to the extent that the country will start exporting not only raw materials but also processed foods to international markets. Drawing from his own experience, Yohannes has one call to potential investors and partners: “Come and see Ethiopia’s agricultural promise. Come and be at the head of this fast-moving train.” *According to Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, agriculture accounts for 45 percent of Ethiopia’s GDP and almost 90 percent of its exports.

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Ways to Get Outdoors in Singapore By Can dace Rose R ard o n

State-of-the-art skyscrapers and sprawling shopping malls may be the first images that come to mind when thinking about Singapore, but that doesn’t mean your entire stay must be spent indoors. Here are five ways to get outside and stay active in this buzzing Southeast Asian city — a new Ethiopian Airlines destination:

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test your treetop talents with Forest Adventure See the city from new heights at Forest Adventure, a treetop obstacle course built in the 3-hectare Bedok Reservoir Park. The Grand Course includes 2½ hours worth of swinging trapezes, balance-testing logs and more — plus four giant zip lines that will send you sailing across the reservoir itself.

Hike the Pulau Ubin Tree Trail

To glimpse traditional Singaporean villages (or kampungs), venture to the small, rustic island of Pulau Ubin, set just off the city’s northeastern coast. Catch a river taxi, called a bumboat, from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal (US$2.50 one-way) and, once there, stretch your legs on the island’s Tree Trail, lined with jackfruit, banana, durian, cocoa and oil palm trees, among others. 66

Explore the singapore ZOO

Home to more than 300 species comprising 2,800 animals, the 26-hectare Singapore Zoo is worth a visit for that reason alone, but Selamta readers might be especially interested in a zone replicating Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley. Rugged landscapes, prototypes of Konso and Amharic villages, and a colony of more than 90 hamadryas baboons will have you thinking you’ve left Asia behind for East Africa.

Wakeboard in the johor strait

Kick your adrenaline up another notch from behind a speedboat, riding its wake while strapped onto a fiberglass board being pulled by the boat. Head to the Marina Country Club, where you can rent a boat and driver and begin carving your way through the Johor Strait, the channel of water between Singapore and Malaysia.


For the perfect place to spend an afternoon, head to East Coast Park, where local families barbecue, camp and simply catch a breeze from the city’s humid heat. Covering more than 185 hectares (450 acres), the park also encompasses 9 miles of coastline looking south toward Indonesia — coastline that is great for exploring on two wheels. Pick up a bicycle from several rental shops inside the park and roll along its peaceful, palm-lined paths.

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Travel Tips

seated exercises These gentle exercises, which you can carry out easily during your flight, will help blood circulation and reduce any tiredness or stiffness that may result from sitting in one place for several hours. Check with your doctor first if you have any health conditions that might be adversely affected by exercise. Shoulder roll

Ankle circles

Hunch shoulders forward, then upward, then backward, then downward, using a gentle, circular motion.

Lift feet off the floor and draw a circle with the toes, simultaneously moving one foot clockwise and the other foot counterclockwise. Reverse circles. Do each direction for 15 seconds. Repeat if desired.

Arm curl

Foot pumps

Start with arms held at a 90-degree angle: elbows down, hands out in front. Raise hands up to chest and back down, alternating hands. Do this exercise in 30-second intervals.

Start with both heels on the floor and point feet upward as high as you can. Then put both feet flat on the floor. Then lift heels high, keeping the balls of your feet on the floor. Continue cycle in 30-second intervals.

Forward flex

Knee to chest

With both feet on the floor and stomach held in, slowly bend forward and walk your hands down the front of your legs toward your ankles. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds and slowly sit back up.

Bend forward slightly. Clasp hands around the right knee and hug it to your chest. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Keeping hands around knee, slowly let it down. Alternate legs. Repeat 10 times.

Overhead stretch

Knee lifts

Raise both hands straight up over your head. With one hand, grasp the elbow of the opposite hand and gently pull to one side. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Lift leg with knees bent while contracting your thigh muscles. Alternate legs. Repeat 20 to 30 times for each leg.

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Shoulder stretch

Other Tips for a Comfortable Flight

Reach right hand over left shoulder. Place left hand behind right elbow and gently press elbow toward shoulder. Hold stretch for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

> For your own comfort, try to travel light.

> Avoid heavy meals during the flight.

> Wear loose clothing and elasticated stockings made of natural fiber.

> Take short walks once every two hours to improve circulation.

> Increase your normal intake of water and only drink alcohol in moderation.

> Try to touch your toes when waiting in the aisle, to stretch your hamstrings.

Neck roll

> Use moisturizing cream to keep your skin from drying out.

>U pon arrival at your destination, take a quick jog, brisk walk or a vigorous scrub to help stimulate circulation. Then, take a hot shower or a relaxing bath.

With shoulders relaxed, drop ear to shoulder and gently roll neck forward and to the other side, holding each position for about five seconds. Repeat five times.

> Take off shoes while on the plane to prevent your feet from swelling up, or wear shoes that will cope with expanding ankles.

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| Travel Tips

Traveling in Ethiopia Land » Ethiopia covers an area of 1.14 million square kilometers (944,000 square miles). Climate » There are two seasons: The dry season, October–May, and the wet season, June–September. Topography » Ethiopia has an elevated central plateau varying in height between 2,000 and 3,000 meters. In the north and center of the country, there are some 25 mountains whose peaks rise above 4,000 meters. The most famous Ethiopian river is the Blue Nile (or Abbay), which flows north a distance of 1,450 kilometers from its source in Lake Tana to join the White Nile at Khartoum, Sudan.

People » The population is estimated at 78 million.

Economy » About 90 percent of the population earns a living from the land, mainly as subsistence farmers. Agriculture is the backbone of the national economy, and the principal exports from this sector are coffee, oil seeds, pulses, flowers, vegetables, sugar and foodstuffs for animals. There is also a thriving livestock sector, exporting cattle, hides and skins. Language » Ethiopia is a multiethnic state with 83 languages and 200 dialects. Amharic is the working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, while Oromiffa, Tigrigna and Guragina are widely spoken.

Electric Supply » Ethiopia uses 220 volts 50 cycles AC. Plugs are European two-pin. Time » Ethiopia is in the GMT +3 time zone. It follows the Julian calendar, which consists of 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of five or six days (on a leap year).

Currency » The units of currency are the birr and cents. Notes are 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 birr. The 1 birr coin is also in circulation. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are found in major Addis Ababa hotels, shopping malls and at the Bole International Airport. It is important to retain currency exchange receipts. Banking Hours » Banking hours are usually 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays. Most banks work through lunchtime; however, foreign 70

exchange services are closed during lunch hours (noon–1 p.m.).

a) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco

Courier & Money TransfeRS » Money transfers can be made through

c) half a liter of perfume

Western Union and MoneyGram. Both have representative branches in Addis Ababa and also make their services available from private and national banks. For courier services, DHL, Fedex, UPS, TNT and EMS have offices in Addis Ababa.

Communications » Telephones, fax machines and Internet access are available in Addis Ababa in most hotels and at private Internet service centers around the city. Working Hours » Government office hours are 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Working hours on Friday are 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 1:30– 5:30 p.m. Private and public businesses are often open on Saturdays.

Public Holidays » Public holidays are celebrated according to the Ethiopian (Julian) Calendar (see “Time”). The calendar is seven years behind the Western or Gregorian Calendar, with the New Year falling in the month of September. January 7: Ethiopian Christmas (Genna)

b) 2 liters of alcoholic beverages

d) souvenirs (by visitors) with a value not exceeding 500 birr

When it comes to currency: a) It is illegal to carry more than 200 birr when entering or departing Ethiopia. b) You must declare to customs officials at point of entry any cash in excess of US$3,000 (or the equivalent). If you have more than US$3,000 on departing, you must present a receipt from the purchasing bank.

Immigration Requirements » Visas are required for all foreign visitors to Ethiopia, with the exception of nationals of Kenya and Sudan. Visa applications may be obtained at Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions overseas. Nationals of 37 countries are now allowed to receive their tourist visas on arrival in Ethiopia. The list includes: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Taiwan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

January 19: Ethiopian Epiphany (Timkat)

Bole International Airport »

January 24: Birth of Prophet Mohammed PBUH (Mauwlid)* March 2: Victory of Adwa (1896) May 1: International Labor Day May 3: Ethiopian Orthodox Good Friday May 5: Ethiopian Orthodox Easter Sunday May 5: Ethiopian Patriots (1941) Victory Day May 28: Fall of the Dergue (1991) Day September 11: Ethiopian New Year September 27: The Finding of the True Cross (Meskal) October 15: Id ul Ahda (Sacrifice)* *These holidays are subject to moon sighting.

Health Requirements » A yellow fever certificate is required for some African destinations. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in Ethiopia. Customs » Duty-free permitted for up to:



The airport is about 5 kilometers from Meskel Square and Addis Ababa’s central business district. Passengers entering and departing Ethiopia must fill in entry and exit cards. Free luggage carts and paid porters are available in the baggage hall. All bags must go through X-ray check before you exit. When flying out of Bole International Airport, please note: Terminal 1 — all domestic flights and flights to Burundi, Djibouti, Rwanda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen. Terminal 2 — all other international flights. Taxis are readily available and may be ordered inside the terminal. Privately owned taxis are not metered, nor do they have fixed rates. Agree upon the fare in advance.

Security » Security at the airport is tight, and travelers need to produce their air ticket and passport to enter the terminal. All other visitors are required to pay a fee of 10 birr in the car park and may be required to show identification.

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learn amharic English-Amharic (phonetic) Learn some basic Amharic so that you can interact with the locals and enjoy your stay in Ethiopia by experiencing the rich culture of the Ethiopian people.

U seful Wo rds Today Tomorrow Yesterday Now Quickly Slowly Mr Mrs Miss I

pro n u n ciat i o n guide

You He, She We

a as the a in father e as the e in set i as the i in ship o as the o in go u as the oo in boot gn as the gn in compagne (French) (M) Masculine; (F) Feminine; (P) Plural

They What? Who? When? How? Why? Which? Yes (all right) No Excuse me I am sorry Good Bad

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Numbers Zare Nege Tilant Ahun Tolo Kes Ato Weyzero Weyzerit Ene Ersewo Essu, Essoa Egna Ennessu Min? Man? Metche? Endet? Lemin? Yetignaw? Eshi Aydelem /Ayhonem Yikirta Aznallehu Tiru / melkam Metfo

























Thirteen, etc.

Asra-sost, etc.



Twenty-one, etc.

Haya-and, etc.



Thirty-one, etc.

Selasa-and, etc.





One hundred

And meto

One thousand

And shi  

D irec t i o ns / E merge n cies

M ee t i n g an d G ree t i n g Hello


Good morning

Endemn adderu/ k(M)/sh(F)

Good afternoon Good evening

Endemn walu/k(M)/ sh(F)

Co mmerce

Where? (Place)


Where is it?

Yet no?

Where? (Direction)





Awiroplan marefeya

Where is the hotel?

Hotelu yet no?

Where are you going?

Yet iyehedu no? eh (M)/esh(F)

I am going to . . .

Wede... iyehedku no

Turn right

Wede kegn yitatefu/ tatef(M)/tatefi(F)

Turn left

Wede gra yitatefu tatef(M)/tatefi(F)

Go straight

Ketita yihidu/hid(M)/ higi(F)

Please stop here

Ezih Yikumu/kum(M)/ kumi(F)

Endemn ameshu/ eh(M)/esh(F)



Dehna hunu/ hun(M)/ hugne(F)





How are you?

Tenayistillign / endemen not? eh(M)/ esh(F)

To sleep


To bathe

Galan metateb

I am well, thank you (very much)

Dehna negn (Betam) amesegenallehu

Where is the toilet?

Metatebiya betu yet new?

You’re welcome

Minim aydel

Please come in

Yigbu/giba(M)/ gibi(F)

Where may I get something to drink?

Yemiteta neger yet agengalehu?



Please sit down

Yikemetu/ tekemet(M)/ tekemechi(F)

One (cup of) coffee

And (sini) buna










Kum(M)/Kumi(F)/ Irdugn(P)


Irdagn(M)/irgegn(F)/ Irdugn(P)


Hakem bet




What is your name?

Simewo man no?h(M)/sh(F)





My name is . . .

Sime . . . no



Where do you come from?

Keyet Metu? ah(M)/ ash(F) Hagero yet no?eh(M)/esh(F)





I come from . . .

Ke . . . metahu



My country is . . .

Hagere . . . no



Can you speak Amharic?

Amaregna yenageralu? tenageraleh(M)/ tenageriyalesh(F)









To buy




To sell












How much does this cost?

Wagaw sint no?





That is quite expensive

Betam wood no



Only a little


I want to learn more

Yebelete memar ifelegalehu

How do you find Ethiopia?

Itiyopiyan endet agegnuat? hat(M)/ shat(F)

I like it here

Itiyopiya Tesmamtognal

Days o f t he Week

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| Fleet

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Bombardier Q400 Data (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ET-ANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY, ET-AQB, ET-AQC, ET-AQD, ET-ADE, ET-AQF) Seat Capacity: 78 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 29,574 kg; Landing, 28,123 kgs; Zero Fuel, 26,308 kg Operating Empty Weight:17.684 kg Total Cargo Volume: 502 cu.ft Boeing 737-700 (ET-ALK, ET-ALM, ET-ALN, ET-ALQ, ET-ALU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 102. Total: 118 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 70,080 kg; Landing, 58,604 kgs; Zero Fuel, 55,202 kg Operating Empty Weight: 41,015 kg Total Cargo Volume: 966 cu.ft

Boeing 737-800 (ET-APK, ET-ANZ, ET-AOA, ET-AOB, ET-APF, ET-APL, ET-APM, ET-APO, ET-AQM) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 138. Total: 154 Max Gross Weight: Take Off, 79,010 kg Landing, 66,330kgs; Zero Fuel, 62,730 kg Operating Empty Weight: 43,545 kg Total Cargo Volume: 1,555 cu.ft

Boeing 757-200 ER (ET-ALZ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 154. Total: 170 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,699 kg, Landing, 89,812 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,485 kg Operating Empty Weight: 60,942 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 cu.ft Boeing 757-200 ER Cargo (ET-AJS) Cargo Capacity: 15 (88” x 125“) pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,892 kg; Landing, 95,254 kg; Zero Fuel, 90,718 kg Operating Weight: 53,010 kg Cargo Volume Main: 6,600 cu.ft Lower: 1,829 cu.ft

(ET-AMK) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 159. Total: 175. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,852 kgs. Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 61,072 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 Cu.ft. (ET-AJX) Cargo Capacity: 15 (88” x 125“) pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 109,316 kg; Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kg Operating Weight: 54,176 kg Cargo Volume Main: 6,600 cu.ft Lower: 1,762 cu.ft

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (ET-AOQ, ET-AOR, ET-AOS, ET-AOP, ET-AOT) A super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size. Seat Capacity: 210 to 250 passengers Length: 186 ft Range: 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles Height: 56 ft Configuration: Twin aisle Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85 Cross Section: 226 in Cargo Capacity: 5 pallets + 5 LD3s Wing Span: 197 ft Maximum Take Off Weight: 476,000 lb

MD-11CF Cargo (ET-AML, ET-AND) Cargo Capacity: Upper deck: 26 Pallets (96”x125”); Lower FWD Bay: 6 Pallets (96”x125”); Lower AFT Bay: 14 LD3 Containers Max Take Off. WT.: 630, 500 lb

Max Landing: 491,500 lb Zero fuel wt.: 461,500 lb Engine: GE CF6-80C201F Pallet: 26 pallets – Upper Volume – 86 ton

Boeing 767-300 ER (ET-ALL) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 213. Total: 237 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,879 kg; Landing, 145, 149 kg; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kg Operating Empty Weight: 91,367 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 cu.ft

(ET-ALC) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine, 24; Economy Class, 210. Total: 234 Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 185,065 kg; Landing, 145,149 kg; Zero Fuel, 130,634 kg Operating Empty Weight: 90,416 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 cu.ft

Boeing 777-200LR (ET-ANN, ET-ANO, ET-ANP, ET-ANQ, ET-ANR, ET-AQL) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 34, Economy Class 287. Total: 321 Max Gross Weight: Take Off, 347,450 kg; Landing, 223,160 kg; Zero Fuel, 209,100 kg Operating Empty Weight: 160,856 kg Total Cargo Volume: 5,330 cu.ft Engines: GE90

Boeing 777-200LRF Cargo (ET-APU, ET-APS) Cargo Capacity: 27 (96" x 125") pallets Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 766,800 lbs; Landing, 575,000 lbs; Zero Fuel, 547,000 lbs Cargo Volume: Main, 18,630 cu.ft.; Lower, 4,700 cu.ft. Length 0 72

10 m







Fleet |

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current commercial fleet Long Range Passenger Services 5 Boeing 787-8 (ET-AOQ, ET-AOR, ET-AOS, ET-AOP, ET-AOT) 6 Boeing 777-200LR (ET-ANN, ET-ANO, ET-ANP, ET-ANQ, ET-ANR , ET-AQL) 12 Boeing 767-300 ER (ET-ALC, ET-ALH, ET-ALJ, ET-ALL, ET-ALO, ET-ALP, ET-AME, ET-AMF, ET-AMG, ET-AMQ, ET ANU, ET-AQG) Medium Range Passenger Services 4 Boeing 757-200 ER (ET-ALZ, ET-AMK, ET-AMT, ET-AMU) 9 Boeing 737-800 (ET-APK, ET-ANZ, ETAOA, ET-AOB, ET-APF, ET-APL , ET-APM, ET-APO, ET-AQM)

5 Boeing 737-700 (ET-ALK, ET-ALM, ETALN, ET-ALQ, ET-ALU) Domestic and Regional Passenger Services 13 Bombardier Q400 (ET-ANI, ET-ANJ, ETANK, ET-ANL, ET-ANV, ET-ANW, ET-ANX, ET-ANY, ET-AQB, ET-AQC) Cargo and Non-Scheduled Services 2 Boeing 777-200LRF (ET-APU, ET-APS) 1 Boeing 757-260 Freighter (ET-AJS) 1 Boeing 757-200 PCF (ET-AJX) 2 MD-11CF (ET-AML, ET-AND)

Boeing 757-200 ER continued (ET-AMT, ET-AMU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 16, Economy Class 155. Total: 171. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 115,892 kgs; Landing, 89,811 kgs; Zero Fuel, 83,460 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 60,023 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 1,794 Cu.ft.

Boeing 767-300 ER continued (ET-ALH) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 213. Total: 237. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 90,058 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-ALJ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 211. Total: 235. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,277 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-AMQ) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 30, Economy Class 195. Total: 225. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 90,426 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-ALO) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 211. Total: 235. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,499 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

(ET-ALP) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 208. Total: 232. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 148,149 kgs; Zero Fuel, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 93,277 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-AME) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 30, Economy Class 190. Total: 220. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 181,436 kgs; Landing, 137,892 kgs; Zero Fuel Weight, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 92,087 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-AMF, ET-AMG, ET-ANU) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine: 24, Economy Class: 213, Total: 237. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 186,880 kgs; Landing, 145,149 kgs; Zero Fuel Weight, 133,809 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 87,419 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft. (ET-AQG) Seat Capacity: Cloud Nine 24, Economy Class 190. Total: 214. Max. Gross Weight: Take Off, 181,436 kgs; Landing, 137,892 kgs; Zero Fuel Weight, 130,634 kgs. Operating Empty Weight: 92,087 kgs. Total Cargo Volume: 5,200 Cu.ft.

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| International Route Map

ethiopian airlines international service Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) Abuja (Nigeria) Accra (Ghana) Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Bahir Dar (Ethiopia) Bamako (Mali) Bangkok (Thailand) Beijing (China) Beirut (Lebanon) Berbera (Somalia) Blantyre (Malawi) Brazzaville (Congo) Brussels (Belgium) Bujumbura (Burundi) Cairo (Egypt) Cotonou (Benin) Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Dakar (Senegal) Dammam (Saudi Arabia) Dire Dawa (Ethiopia) Djibouti (Rep. of Djibouti) Douala (Cameroon) Dubai (UAE) Entebbe (Uganda) Enugu (Nigeria) Frankfurt (Germany) Guangzhou (China) Harare (Zimbabwe) Hangzhou (China) Hong Kong (China) Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Johannesburg (South Africa) Juba (Southern Sudan) Khartoum (Sudan) Kigali (Rwanda) Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) Kinshasa (D. R. of Congo)

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Kuwait City(Kuwait) Lagos (Nigeria) Libreville (Gabon) Lilongwe (Malawi) Lomé (Togo) London (United Kingdom) Luanda (Angola) Lubumbashi (Congo) Lusaka (Zambia) Malabo (Equitorial Guinea) Manila (Philippines) Maputo (Mozambique) Mekelle (Ethiopia) Milan (Italy) Mombasa (Kenya) Mumbai (India) Muscat (Oman) Nairobi (Kenya) N’Djamena (Chad) Ndola (Zambia) New Delhi (India) Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Pointe Noire (Congo) Paris (France) Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Rome (Italy) Sao Paulo (Brazil) Seoul (South Korea) Singapore (Singapore) Stockholm (Sweden) Tel Aviv (Israel) Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Victoria (Seychelles) Washington, D.C. (U.S.) Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Vancouver Seattle Portland

Minneapolis Omaha

Salt Lake City San Francisco San Jose Los Angeles Santa Ana San Diego



Montréal Ottawa

Syracuse Portland Toronto Rochester Boston Dayton Cleveland New York Philadelphia Cincinnati


Kansas City Indianapolis Colorado Springs Washington, D.C. St. Louis

Memphis Nashville Oklahoma City Little Rock Columbia Atlanta Dallas Tucson Columbus Houston New Orleans Jacksonville San Antonio Orlando Tampa Fort Lauderdale Miami

Las Vegas Ontario Phoenix


north atlantic ocean

Destinations with special agreements Cape Town (South Africa) Montréal, Quebec (Canada) Gaborone (Botswana) Helsinki (Finland) Jakarta (Indonesia) Kolkata (India) Manila (Philippines) Oslo (Norway) Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) Palermo (Italy) Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) Windhoek (Namibia) United States of America: Albuquerque, New Mexico Atlanta, Georgia Boston, Massachusetts Chicago, Illinois Cincinnati, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Colorado Springs, Colorado Columbia, South Carolina Columbus, Georgia Dallas, Texas Dayton, Ohio Denver, Colorado Detroit, Michigan Fort Lauderdale, Florida Houston, Texas Indianapolis, Indiana Jacksonville, Florida Kansas City, Missouri


Las Vegas, Nevada Little Rock, Arkansas Los Angeles, California Memphis, Tennessee Miami, Florida Minneapolis, Minnesota Nashville, Tennessee New Orleans, Louisiana Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Omaha, Nebraska Ontario, California Orlando, Florida Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Phoenix, Arizona Portland, Oregon Portland, Maine Rochester, New York Saint Louis, Missouri Salt Lake City, Utah San Antonio, Texas San Diego, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California Santa Ana, California Seattle, Washington Syracuse, New York Tampa, Florida Tucson, Arizona

south pacific ocean


Ethiopian destinations Destinations with special agreements Code share flights Future destinations One-way nonstop ASKY routes

Rio de Janeiro São Paulo

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Helsinki Stockholm







Edinburgh Manchester


London Brussels Paris

Warsaw Amsterdam



Zurich Geneva Lyon


Prague Vienna Budapest






Milan Sofia







Seoul Korea


Beirut Tel Aviv


Kuwait City


Dammam Riyadh



New Delhi Guangzhou (Canton) Kolkata (Calcutta)



Hong Kong

Mumbai Dakar

Khartoum Bamako




Freetown Monrovia


Djibouti Berbera

Abuja Cotonou


Accra LoméMalabo


Brazzaville Pointe Noire Kinshasa Luanda




Ho Chi Minh City

Dire Dawa



Kuala Lumpur Singapore

Entebbe Nairobi Kigali Mombasa Bujumbura Kilimanjaro Zanzibar Dar es Salaam

Lubumbashi Ndola Lusaka Harare

Jakarta Victoria

indian ocean

Lilongwe Blantyre


south atlantic ocean Windhoeck




Bamako Durban Cape Town




Bahir Dar






N’Djamena Abuja








Yaounde Douala Libreville Brazzaville Kinshasa

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red sea





DAnakil Depression

ras dashan (4,620m) simien mountains

Gondar gulf of aden



Bahir Dar

choke mountains

Asosa Dire Dawa Jijiga Ahmar mountains

Addis Ababa

dembidollo gore



zwai abiata



ogaden region shala

Mizan teferi

Arba Minch Jinka

ADDIS ABABA Main City Ticket Office Churchill Road PO Box 1755 Tel: 251-11-5517000 Fax: 251-11-5513047/5513593

ARBA MINCH Tel: 251-46-8810649 (CTO)

ASOSA Tel: 251-057-7750574/75 (CTO) 251-091-1255674 (CELL)

AXUM Tel: 251-34-7752300 (CTO) 251-34-7753544 (APT) 251-91-1255682 (CELL) Email: AXUTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM 76

mendebo mountains

Kabri Dar






Tel: 251-58-2200020 (CTO) 251-58-2260036 (APT) 251-91-1255675 (CELL) Email: BJRTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

Tel: 251-58-1117688 (CTO) 251-58-1140735 (APT) 251-91-1255676 (CELL) Email: GDQTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM



Tel: 251-25-1111147 (CTO) 251-25-1114425 (APT) 251-91-5320405 (Cell) Email: DIRAM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

GAMBELLA Tel: 251-47-5510099 (CTO) 251-91-1255677 (CELL)

GODE Tel: 251-25-7760015 (CTO) 251-25-7760030 (APT)

Tel: 251 - 34 4480556 251 - 911 255437

JIJIGA Tel: 251-25-7752030 (CTO) 251-25-7754300 (APT)

JIMMA Tel: 251-47-1110030 (CTO) 251-47-1110207 (APT) 251-91-1255678 (CELL) Email: JIMTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

LALIBELA Tel: 251-33-3360046 (CTO) 251-91-1255679 (CELL) Email: LLITAM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM


Tel: 251-400055 (CTO) 251-34-4420437 (APT) 251-91-1255680 (CELL) Email: MQXTSM@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM

SHIRE Tel: 251-34-4442224 (CTO) 251-91-1255681 (CELL) CTO – City Ticket Office APT – Airport Office CGO – Cargo Office CELL – Cell phone

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kennedy library

The main library at Addis Ababa University.

National Museum of ethiopia

Highlighting the history of Ethiopia from prehistoric times to the modern day. Kennedy Library

St.GEorge’s cathedral

A small octagonal Ethiopian Orthodox church built in 1896 as a token to St. George.

piazza district

russia ns


megabit 28 square/Arat kilo

Inside this square stands a monument erected in memory of those patriots who defeated the Italian invading forces.

national museum


st. george's cathedral

Another name for the historic district.


Piazza district

ri ng rd

anwar mosque

The main religious center for Muslims in and around the capital.

megabit 28 square/arat kilo anwar mosque taitu hotel

taitu hotel

parliAment building t

lo re nz

Opened in 1898 as Addis Ababa’s first hotel, established by Empress Taitu Betul.

o tiezaz



ns o ls o


parliament building

Built during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie I and still serving as the seat of Parliament today.

av e


zewditu hospital


The hospital in central Addis Ababa.

me n elik

zewditu hospital

ethiopian national theatre

Founded in the 1940s when the government recruited a band to play Ethiopian songs accompanied by a modern orchestra.

african hall & ECA conference center

ethiopian national theatre ydnekachew tesema stadium

africa hall and EcA conf. center

A fully integrated and secured complex with state-ofthe-art facilities.

jo mo ke nya tta st

meskel square

ydnekachew tesema stadium


chamber of commerce


r. .a.


A multi-use stadium in Addis Ababa used mostly for football matches as well as housing athletic facilities.

ns t

chamber of commerce


Established in 1947, providing technical and advocacy services to help businesses.


sierra leo ne st

meskel square

A site for public gathering or demonstrations and festivals — notably the Meskel Festival.

ve Aa (b o le

millennium exhibition hall

rd )

A modern building holding various-sized events including concerts, sport matches, exhibitions and trade shows.

Millennium Exhibition Hall

Bole International Airport


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sales offices ANGOLA Largo 4 De Fevereiro Hotel Meridien Presidente Luanda, Angola Tel: 2442 310328/310615 Fax: 2442 310328 APT Mobile: 914 526675 BELGIUM Park Hill J. E. Mommaertslaan 16B 1831 Diegem Tel: 0032 2 712 05 86 Fax: 0032 2 725 83 92 Email: BURKINA FASO Avenue Kwame N`krumah mmb. Bati 01 BP 4883 Ouaga 01 Tel Office: 22650301024/25 Email: BURUNDI Avenue De La Victorie No. 09 PO Box 573, Bujumbura Tel : 257 226820/226038 APT: 257 229842 Mobile: 257 78841844 Email: CAMEROON Rue Tobie Kuoh Bonanjo, B.P 1326 Douala Telephone – reservation desk: 00237 33 43 02 46; Area Manager direct line: 00237 33 43 02 64; Fax line: 00237 33 43 01 67; Mobile Area Manager for Cameroon: 00237 77 93 79 29; AIRPORT OFFICE Tel: 00237 33 43 37 30; Cell: 00237 77 11 77 29 canada Suite No. 1912, 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada M4W 3L4 Tel: 1 416 962 0005, Fax: 1 416 962 0095 Airport Tel: 1 905 405 0005 Airport Fax: 1 905 405 0040 CHAD Avenue Charles De Gaule PO Box 989, N’djamena CTO Tel: 235 2523143/2523027 Tel: 235 523143/523027 ATO Tel: 235 2522599 APT: 235 522599 Mobile: 235 6 6896226 CHINA Beijing Room 704, SK Tower, A6 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022, China Office Tel: 0086 010 65050315, Fax: 0086 010 65054120 Email:, Reservation Tel: +86 010-65050315 (Call Center: 4001589689), Email: bjssup@, etbjscto1@megacap. Beijing Capital International Airport –Terminal 3 Email: Cargo Tel: +86 10-64556409/ +86 10-64558536, Email: Guangzhou Room 502, 5th Floor, Podium Building of Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 East Huanshi Zhong Road, Guangzhou, 510098, China Email: Reservation Tel: 0086 020 87621101 / Office Fax: 0086 020 87620837 Call Center: 4001589689, Email: etcancto1@, Baiyun Int’l Airport Tel: 0086 2036067405 Email: Cargo Tel: 0086 20-36066253, Fax: 0086 20 36050345, Email:


Hangzhou Room 1809 Building 2, Qiangjiang International Times Plaza, No. 111 Chengxing Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310020, China Email: Office Tel: 0086 0571 87960600, Fax: 0086 0571 87960677, Call Center: 4001589689, Email: Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Email: Cargo Office Tel: 0086 0571-86691731, Fax: 0086 057186691730, Email: CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Boulevard du 30 Juin No. 1525 Aforia Building-1st Floor Gombe, Kinshasa CTO Tel: 243 817 006 585/810 884 000 APT Mobile: 243 817 006 589 Email: CONGO, REPUBLIC Avenue Foch, Brazzaville PO Box 14125 Tel: 242-22 281 0766 Email: COTE D’IVOIRE Avenue Chardy Immeuble Le Paris PO Box 01 BP 5897 ABJ 01,Abidjan CTO Tel: 00 225 20219332 20215538/20219430 Fax: 00 225 20219025 CTO Mobile: 225 05061583 APT Tel: 225 21278819 APT Mobile: 225 05063294 CTO Email: APT Email: DJIBOUTI Bld Administrateur Bernard Djibouti Republique de Djibouti Tel: 00 253 35 42 35 Mobile 815512 Republique de Djibouti Email: Website: Rue De Marseilles PO Box 90, Djibouti Tel: (253) 341216 Mobile: 815479 Fax: (253)350599 Email: EGYPT Concorde El Salam Hotel, 69 Abdelhamid Badawy Street, Heliopolis, Cairo Tel: 0800 0000 411(Reservations 24 hours) Tel: 202-2621 4934 (Admin) Fax: 202 2621 4934 APT: 202 2696 6620 Cargo: 20 10 6698255 Email: APT: Cargo: EQUITORIAL GUINEA Equatorial Guinea, Malabo Independence Avenue Admin Tel: 00240222657390 Email: CTO Tel: 00240333090588 Fax: 00240333090593 Email: Area Manager Email: Airport Email: ETHIOPIA Main City Ticket Office Churchill Road PO Box 1755, Addis Ababa Tel: 251 11 5517000/511931 251 11 6656666 (Reservation) APT Tel: 251 11 5178320 Fax: 251 11 6611474 FRANCE Ethiopian Airlines area office 66 Avenue des champs-Elysées 75008 Paris - France Phone: 33 1 53 892102 and 0 825 826 135 (ticketing) Fax: 33 1 53 771303 Email:

Ethiopian Airlines CDG Airport office Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport – Terminal 2 Phone: +33 1 74 37 04 80 MAS: +33 6 70 81 90 24 Email: GABON Quartier London Rue Ogouarouwe Plaque No. 14 PO Box 12802, Libreville Tel: 241 760144/45 APT Tel: 05316666 Fax: 241 760146 CTO Tel: 741315 CTO Tel: 241 741315 GERMANY Ethiopian Airlines, Kaiserstraße 77, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sales & Marketing: Tel: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 053 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 235 Email: Reservations: Tel: (0180-5) 355 600 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 028 Email: Ghana Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Cocoa House, Ground Floor PO Box 3600, Accra CTO: Tel 233 302 664856/57/58 Fax: 233 302 673938 Mobile: 233 20 2011132 Email: APT Tel: 233 302 775168/778993/ 233 302 776171 ext. 1322/1324 Mobile: 233 20 2013588 Email: HONG KONG Rm 1102 Lippo Sun Plaza 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 852 2117 0233 Fax: 852 2117 1811 APT: 852 31508122 APT Fax: 852 31508125 SITA: HKGKKET, HKGAPET Email: INDIA Shop no. 2 – 5 , Chintamani Plaza, Ground Floor, Andheri Kurla Road Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 099 Toll Free : 1800 103 9933 / 0124- 4845900 Admin : 022-22163797 Sales : 022- 22162150 Accounts : 022- 22155667 Email : Ticket Office: Sales: Accounts: Admin: New Delhi (APT) Toll Free No: 1800 103 9933 Tel: 91 11 2331202/0091 11 2331203 CTO: 91 11 2331204 ATO: 91 11 25654872 Fax: 91 11 25655710 Email: ISRAEL 1 Ben Yehuda Street Room 2016, Tel Aviv CTO Tel: 972 3 797 1405 Fax: 972 3 516 0574 Email: TLVRES@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM APT Tel: 972 3 9754096 APT Fax: 972 3 9754097 Email: TLVAPT@ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM Opensky-Cargo CGO Tel: 972-3-9724332 CGO Fax: 972-3-9731082 Email: ITALY Piazza Barberini 52 00187 Rome, Italy CTO Tel: 39 06 42011199 Call center access Tel No: 06 45230459 Tel: 3906 4200 9220 Fax: 3906 481 9377 APT: 3906 6501 0621 APT Fax: 3906 6501 0621 CGO: 3906 65954113 Email:

Milan Address Via Albricci, 9 20122 Milan Tel: +39 02 8056562 Fax: +39 02 72010638 Email: KENYA Bruce House Muindi Mbingu Street PO Box 42901-00100, Nairobi Tel: Res: +254 20311507/544; +254 723786649/734 666066 APT: 254 20 822236/822311 Fax: 254 20 2219007 Email: Airport: Cargo: Freight In Time JKIA Cargo village, 2nd Avenue Box 41852-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254 20-827480/827044/827248 Email: TSS Tower, Nkrumah Road PO Box 94600-80115, Mombasa, Kenya Tel: Res: +254 41 2319977/78/79 APT: +254 41 2011199 Cel: +254 714 618989 Email: LEBANON Beirut Gefinor Center Bloc-B, Clemenceau St. Tel: 961 1 752846/7 Fax: 961 1 752846/7 Email: APT Tel: 961 1 629814 Email: MALAWI Kenyatta Drive, Bisnowaty Centre Tel: 00265 1771002/1308/6003/6001/20 31/6004 Fax: 01 772 013 ATO Fax: 01 700 782 Email: MALI Square Patrice Lumumba PO Box 1841, Bamako Tel: 00 223 20 22 2088 Fax: 00 223 20 22 6036 APT Mobile: 00 223 66 799 208 Email: MOZAMBIQUE Avenida 25 De Setembro No. 270, Edificio Time Squre, Bloc 4, First floor No. 6 Tel: +258 21 314421 NIGERIA CVC Building 3, Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria PO Box 1602 Tel: 234 1 7744711/2 Fax: 234 1 4616297 APT: 234 1 7744710/7751921/3 Email: Airport Office, Aviation House Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos Tel: 234 1 7744710 Fax: 234 1 2711655 Email: Sheraton Abuja Hotel No. 1 Ladi Kwali Way, Maitema, Abuja Federal Capital Territory Suite No 173 Tel: 234 92906844/234 92904941 Email:; ABVCTO@; ABVADMN@ Airport Office -ABV: Ethiopian Airlines, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja-Nigeria Tel: 234 92903852, 234 92902761 Email:;;

Sales Offices and General Sales Agents | Ethiopian Cargo LOS-office Nahco Cargo Complex MMIA Ikeja Lagos Tel Mobile: 234 7034065669 oman Muscat, Ruwi, MBD Area, PO BOX 962, Muscat, Postal code 100 Sultanate of Oman Cell: +968 93891448 Tel: +968 24816565 Fax: +968 24815815 Email: RWANDA Union trade center (UTC) building First floor, office No. 25 CTO Tel: 250252570440/42, 2502525755045, Fax: 252570441 Mobile: 250788562469 (Area Manager) Email: APT Tel: 2502525100000 Mobile: 250-788595536/788426164/ 788517905/788828865 Email: SAUDI ARABIA Medina Road, Adham Center PO Box 8913, Jeddah 21492 Tel: 9662 6512365/6614/9609 Fax: 9662 6516670 APT: 9662 6853064/196 APT Fax: 9662-685316 CGO Tel/Fax: 9662 6851041 Email: Jeddah Airport Fax: 966 2 6853196 Mobile: 966 504301358 Email: Jeddah Cargo Office Tel: 966 2 6850756 / 6851041 Fax: 966 2 6851041 Email: Riyadh Ticket or Town Office Email: Mobile: 966 505217168 Dammam, Silver Tower Building, King Abdul Aziz Street, Al Khobar Tel: 966 (3) 8984696, Fax: 966 (3) 8991539 Cell: 966 0559540076 Email: SENEGAL Immeuble La Rotonde, Rue Dr. Theze PO Box 50800, CP 18524 DKR RP Tel: 221 33 823 5552/54 Fax: 221 33 823 5541 Apt Tel: 221 33 820 9396/5077 Email: SOMALI LAND CI Maarat al Khayr Building Tel: 252 2 520681/528445 Mobile: 252 2 4427575 Email: SOUTH AFRICA 156 BRAM FISCHER DRIVE 2nd Floor Holiday House – Randburg CTO Tel: 27 11 7815950 CTO Fax: 27 11 7816040 APT Tel: 27 11 3903819 APT Fax: 27 11 3943438 CTO Email: YohannesTK@ethiopianairlines. com, ATO SWEDEN Kungsgatan 37, SE-11156 Stockholm Tel: 46 0 8 440 0060/ 46 0 8 440 2900 ATO: 46 8 59360170 CTO: 46 8 4402900/4400060 Fax: 46 0 8 206622 Cell: 0046 709556073 APT: 46 859360170 Email: SUDAN 2 Square 2b Khartoum east Parlaman street, El Sheikh Mustefa El Amin Bldg Khartoum, Sudan Tel: 249 1 83762063/88 Fax: 2491 83788428 APT: 2491 8790991 Email:

Juba South Sudan AirportMinistry Road, Panorama Building Cel: +211 956212301/ +211 955060355 Fax: 249 811 823600 Email: Malakal Ethiopian Airlines South Sudan Hotel Room No 02 Malkal Tel: 00249(0)955722506 Vivacell Fax: 00249(0)920698951 MTN TANZANIA T.D.F.L Building Ohio Street PO Box 3187, Dar-es-Salaam Tel: 255 22 2117063 65/2125443 Fax: 255 22 2115875 Mobile: 255 754 285 899 786 110 066 Area Manager: 255 786 285 899 Email: Dar APT Tel: 255-22 2844243 Mobile: 255 786285898 Email: Boma Road, PO Box 93 Arusha, Tanzania CTO: 255 27 2506167 - 2504231, 2509904 TSM Mobile: 255-782-450224 Email: Kilimanjaro Airport: 255 27 2554159 Email: THAILAND 140 One Pacific Bldg, Unit 1807 18th Floor, Sukhumvit Road Klongtoey, Bangkok CTO Tel: 66 0 26534366/7 Fax: 66 0 26534370 Email: Suvarnabhumi Airport 2nd Flr, Unit Z2-016, Airlines Operation Bldg (Airport Office) APT Tel: 66 0 21343062/3/4 APT Fax: 66 0 21343060 Email: General Sales Agent (Cargo Only) Tel: 66 0 22379207/8/9 Fax: 66 0 22379200 Email: TOGO Hotel Palm Beach, 1 Rue Komore PO Box 12923 CTO Tel: 228 22 21 70 74/ 22 21 87 38 CTO Fax: 228 22 22 18 32 APT Tel: 228 22 26 30 39/22822361240 Ext. 4313/4517 Email: UGANDA Kampala PLOT 1 Kimathi Avenue, UAP Insurance Building Tel : +256414254796/7, +256414345577/8, +256414345118, +256752745118, Email:,, klaagt@ Entebbe Airport terminal, 1st floor Tel: +256414320570, +256752321130, Email:,, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Flat 202, Pearl Bldg, Beniyas Street PO Box 7140, Dubai Tel: 9714 2237963/87 Fax: 9714 2273306 APT: 9714 2166833/1833/2161833 APT Fax: 9714 2244841/2822655 CGO: 9714 2822880/2163813 CGO Fax: 9714 2822655 CTO Email: APT Email: CGO Email:

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UNITED KINGDOM City office: 1 Dukes Gate, Action Lane London, W4 5DX Tel: 44-208 987 9086 (admin) 44-0800 635 0644 (reservations) Fax: 44-208 747 9339 Email:

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Airport Office: Room 238, East Wing Terminal 3 London Heathrow, Airport Middlesex, TW6 1JT Tel: 44-208 745 4234/35 Fax: 44-208 745 7936 Email:

ANGOLA Reino Comercio Geral, Rue Marques Das Minas No.4, Luanda Angola Tel: 00244 222 445 713, Fax: 00244 222 335 713, Email:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Airport Office Dulles International Airport PO Box 16855 Washington, DC 20041 Toll Free No: 800 4452733 Tel: 703 572 6809, 703 572 8740 Fax: 703 572 8738 Email:


Reservation, Ticketing and Customer Relations 277 South Washington St. Suite 120 Alexandria, VA 22314 Toll Free No: 800 445 2733 Tel: 703 682 0569 Fax: 703 682 0573 Email: ZAMBIA Lusaka CTO Address Indo Zambia Bank Building Off Cairo Road, Plot No. 6907, PO Box 38392, Lusaka Direct Tel: 260 211 236401/02/03 Fax: 260 211 235644 Mobile: 260 955 236401/260 979 821971 Email: APT Address Lusaka International Airport PO Box 38392, Lusaka Zambia Tel: 260 211 271141 Email: ZANZIBAR Malindi opposite Ijimaa Mosque Tel: 255 774417070, 777667665 Email: ZIMBABWE Cabs Center, 4th Floor CNR Jason Moyo Avenue 2nd St. PO Box 1332, Harare Tel: 263 4790705/6/700735 Fax: 263 4795216, APT: 263 4575191 Email: Country Name Call Center Numbers Bahrain 973-16199205 Belgium 32 28948303 Egypt 800 000 0411/202-21600-006 France 0800901031 Germany 8001818982 Hong Kong 800905629 India 000 800 100 7947 Israel 972 3763 1052 Italy 39-0645230459 Lebanon 00961 142 7627 code 6247 North China 108007141635/864001589689 Saudi Arabia 800 814 0018 South Africa 0800984023 South China 108001401619/86-4001589689 Sweden 46-850513549 Thailand 18001562069708 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 8 000 3570 2401 United Kingdom 0800 016 3449 0800 635 0644 United States of America 1800 445 2733

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Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 1001-1002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503-010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697

Aviareps AG, Landsberg, Str. 155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 , Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND World Aviation System Mezannine Level, 403 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Tel: (02) 9244 2096, Fax: (02) 9290 3441 Email: Cargo: MCH Holding Australia Pty Ltd. Unit 6, MIAC Building, 1international Drive, Tullamarine, Vic. 3040. Fax: 03 9093 1377, Tel: 03 9093 1355 Email: AUSTRIA & HUNGARY Aviareps AG, Josephspitalstr, 15, 80331 Munchen, Germany AVIAREPS Airline Management Ges. Mbh, Argentinier Strasse 2/4, a-1040,Vienna, Austria AVIAREPS Hungary Ltd., Borbely utca 5-7, 1/104, 1132, Budapest, Hungary Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42 Email: Cargo: ATC Aviation ACC, Bldg. 262, Entr. 08, 3rd Fl, AT-1300 Vienna Tel: 43 1 7007 388 54, Fax: 43 1 7007 388 53 Email: BAHRAIN Chamber of Commerce Building Tel: 00973-17-224917 / +973-17223315 Fax: 973 17210175, Email: bitgsa@bahraintravel., SITA: BAHTOET BANGLADESH MAAS Travels & Tours Ltd., Maas Travels & Tours, R.M Centre, 101 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh Tel: 8802 9559852/9568388/9565380 Fax: 8802 956 5378, Email: Globe Travel Tel: 253 354848 BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG & NETHERLANDS Brussels Kales Airline Services, Park Hill, J.E. Mommaertslaan 18A, B - 1831 Diegem Tel: +32 2 716.00.60, Fax: +32 2 716.0086, Email: The Netherlands Kales Airline Services, Triport 1 Building, 6th floor, Evert Van de beekstraat 46, NL - 1118 CL Schiphol Tel: +31 20 655.36.36, Fax: +31 20 655.36.51, Email: BENIN Vitesse Voyage M/S ABD Vitesse Voyages, Avenue Maro Militaire, Immeuble Toxi Labo Carre 404, Cotonou, Benin Tel: 22921320167/22964054232, Fax: 229 21320170, Email: BRAZIL Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tel: 551131063295/551186328697

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Heavyweight Express LLC (Cargo GSA), Vinicius Curbi, Country Manager, Heavyweight Air Express Brazil Tel/Fax: +55 11 3192 3838 Email: BURKINA FASO EUROWORLD SARL, EURO WORLD (Burkina Faso), 01BP4883 OUAGADOUGOU, KWAME N'NKRUMAH, Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso Tel: 226 50 30 16 52/16 85, Fax: 226 50 30 18 86, Email: CANADA Cargo: Airlines Service International (ASI), 5160 Explorer Drive, Unit 4, Suite F, Mississauga, Ontario 4W 4T7 Tel: 905629 4522, Fax: 905 629 4651 Email: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Africa Discovery, Avenue B. Boganda, PO Box 1182, Bangui, Central African Republic Tel: 23675501260/70551136 Fax: 49-69-26952940 Email: CHILE Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax:49 89 54 50 68 42 CHINA Beijing Megacap Logistics International Co., Ltd., Room 704, SK Tower, A6 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022, China Tel: 0086 010 65050315, Fax: 0086 010 65054120, Reservation Tel: +86 01065050315, Email: bjssup@ethiopianairlines. com, (airport: Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., F225 Complex Business Office Building, No.566-16 Shunping Road, Shunyi District, Beijing, China Tel: +86 10-64556409, +86 10-64558536, Email: Guangzhou Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., Room 502, 5th Floor, Podium Building of Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 East Huanshi Zhong Road, Guangzhou, 510098, China Reservation Tel: 0086 020 87621101, Office Fax: 0086 020 87620837, Email: etcancto1@ (airport: Cargo Sino-Eth Logistics International Co., Ltd., Room 1615, main tower, Guangdong Int’l Building, No. 339, Huan Shi Road East, Guangzhou Tel: 0086 20-36066253, Fax: 0086 20 36050345, Email: Hangzhou Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., Room 1809 Building 2, Qiangjiang International Times Plaza, No. 111 Chengxing Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310020, China Reservations Tel: 0086 0571 87960600, Office Fax: 0086 0571 87960677, Email: ethghcto1@ (airport: Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., Room 2015, Aviation Freight Station Area B, No.5 Airport Road, Xiaoshan Airport, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China Tel: 0086 0571-86691731, Fax: 0086 057186691730, Email: Shanghai Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., Unit 11G, Shanghai Zhaofeng Universal Bldg, No.1800 Zhong Shan Road West, Shanghai, 200235, China Tel: 0086 021 64401083, Fax: 0086 021 64400192, Email:


Cargo Megacap Logistics International Co. Ltd., 325A, No. 168 Suhang Road, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China Tel: 0086-021-68354523, Fax: 86-02168356537, Email: COLOMBIA Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str. 155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: Comoros Matembezi Travel & Tourism, Itsambouni, Moroni Tel: 2697730422/330400, Fax: 2697730075 Email: CONGO REPUBLIC Euro World Sarl, Immeuble Arc-En face chambre de Commerce, 1st floor-Centre Ville, Brazzaville Tel: 242 6712020/6713037 Cel: 971505589504, Fax: 31 020 655 3686 Email:

Cargo: ATC Aviation, Cargo City Süd, Geb.641, 60549 Frankfurt/Germany Tel: 49 0 69 698053 47, Fax: 49 0 69 698053 20 Email: GREECE Gold Star Ltd., 3 Nikodimou & 33 Nikis Str. 10557, Athens, Greece Tel: 30 211 1002030, Fax: 30 210 3246723 Email: GUINEA GUINEE-VOYAGES, EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea, P.O.Box 5842 Tel: 0022463260554/62650181/64260554 (Mobile: 00 224-60260554/ 60340144/60212320), Tel: 22460212320/340144, Fax: 22430478063/22430012611/ 00224-30477734 Email: EI CISSE Amacif Bldg Conakrey Guinea Tel: 22460212320/340144 Fax: 224-30478063/22430012611/ 0022430477734, Email:

CONGO DRC Alamdar Tour & Travels, PO Box: 2976 Lubumbashi Tel: 243 818113377, Fax : 243 1801751933 Email:

HONG KONG Cargo: Pacific Air (HK) Limited Tel: 852 2759 4578, Fax: 852 2759 4316 Email:

CYPRUS Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd., Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd, United Nations Street 44, 6042, Larmaca, Cyprus Tel: 357 24 841 150, Fax: 357 24 841 005 Email:

INDIA STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Alps Building, 1st floor, 56 Janpath, New Delhi – 110001 Tel: (011) 23312304 / 23320845, Fax: (011) 23329235, Contact: Mr Tadesse Tilahun (, Mr Sandeep Kumar Meena (mobile: 9910061099,, Ms Kalpana Ganju (, Mr Praful Khosla (mobile: 9910378441, praful.khosla@

CZECH & SLOVAK REPUBLICS, POLAND Tal Aviation Poland, UL Ujazdowskie, 20 Street, 00478 Warsaw Tel: 48-22-6250467, Fax: 48-22-6253146 Email: rgrabski& Tal Aviation Poland Ltd. Tel: 48 22 627 2259, Fax: 48 22 625 3146 Email: DENMARK, NORWAY, LITHUANIA & LATVIA Khyber International, Vester Farimagsagade 3, DK-1606 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel: 45 33121188, Fax: 4533933799 Email:, SITA: CPHZZET Cargo: Kales Airline Services DK - 7190 Billund Denmark Tel: 45 75354511, Fax: 45 75354569 DJIBOUTI Globe Travel, Bld Administrateur Bernard Djibouti Bld, PO Box 1161, Republique de DJIBOUTI Tel: 00253 354235/00253 351007, Fax: 00253 350599, Email: EGYPT Aviatrans Egyptian Air Service Co. Ltd PO Box 24 Orman Cairo Egypt Tel: 202 37484473, Fax: 202 37608959 Email: FINLAND & ESTONIA Tour Planner, Matkantekijat Oy-Tourplanners Ltd, Annankatu 16 B 29, 3 Krs 00120, Helsinki, Finland Tel: 358 9 687 78911, Fax: 358 9687 78910 Email: Cargo: Kales Airline Services oy Perintötie 2D, 01510 Vantaa, Finland Tel: 358 9 8700 350, Fax: 358 9 8700 3515 FRANCE Air promotion group (APG) 66 Avenue des Champs-Elysées75008 Paris - France Tel: 33 153 771316, Fax: 33 1 53 77 13 05 Email: Cargo: Paris Cargo World France SARL PO Box 69003, Roissy CDG Cedex France Tel: 33 1 49 38 90 57, Fax: 33 1 49.38 90 63 Email:,, GERMANY Ethiopian Airlines, Kaiserstraße 77, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Sales & Marketing: Tel: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 053 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 235 Email: Reservations: Tel: (0180-5) 355 600 Fax: 0049 (0) 69 770 673 028 Email:

STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., No 3-5-874/A, Ground floor, Vipanchi Estate, Hyderguda, Hyderabad – 500029, Andhra Pradesh Contact: Mr.Unni Ashok Kumar ( Tel: (040) 66618755 / 23231451 / 23210131, Fax: (040) 66612966, Email: hyderabad@ STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., G-5, Imperial Court, 33/1 Cunningham Road, Bangalore – 560052, Karnataka Contact: Mr.Vinod / Mr.Shankar Tel: (080) 22267613/22202408/22256194, Fax: (080) 22202409, Email: bangalore@ STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., 2nd floor, Sriniket Building, Old Thevera Road, Cochin – 682016, Kerala Contact: Mrs. Meenakshi Sethuram Tel: (0484) 2367476/477/478, Fax: (0484) 2367472, Email: STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Room No 53, 5th floor, Chitrakoot Building, 230A, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700020, West Bengal Contact: Ms. Sudeshna Tel: (033) 22890440, 22890441, 22890442, Fax: (033) 22890443, Email: STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., SCO 42-43, Sector 17A,, Chandigarh 160017, Punjab Contact: Mr. Satinder Sharma Tel: (0172) 2706562/67/2721336/337, Fax: (0172) 2702770, Email: chandigarh@sticgroup. com STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., Temple Tower, 672, Anna Salai Nandanam, Mount Road, Chennai – 600035 Contact: Mr. Rajesh Pandian (rajesh.pandian@, mobile: 9840105460), Tel: (044) 24330211/24351829/24330659/243 30098, Fax: (044) 24330170, Email: chennai@ STIC TRAVELS PVT. LTD., 2nd floor, 301 Alfa Estate Building – 39, G.T. Road, Jallandhar – 144001, Punjab Contact: Mr. Amit Sharma Tel: (0181) 2232056/58, Fax: (0181) 2230961, Email:

BENZY HOLIDAYS PVT LTD, 101 Crystal Arcade, C. G. Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 006 Contact: Shoba Kokate (Tel: 9920213661,, Rajesh Bhatia, Sales Manager (Tel: 7820003525), Iqbal Mody (Tel: 9923798441) Tel: (079) 26403525, 30013430/32, Fax: 26403414, Email:, LEONARD TRAVELS PVT LTD, Tej House, 5 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Pune 411 001 Tel: (020) 26056451 or 26131647, Fax: (020) 2613782, Manager: Vandana Hasabnis, 9960231082 or 9623346382, Director: Mrs Bhojwani, (020) 26347611 Mobile: 9325066588, Email:, MAAS TRAVELS & TOURS LTD, 101 R. M. Center, 5th Floor, Gulshan Avenue , Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh Tel: (8802) 8835802, 03, 8835460, 8837484, Fax: (8802) 8826678, Email:,, amin.maas@, 88028837474 Resi: Azad: 8821569, mobile: 0171524097 Azad Direct: (8802) 9887711 Resi: Amin: (8802) 9338548 (M) +8801819257221 Afzal Hossain +88 01711635146 88028835802 Qayyum: 8801819220198, Reservation: Nasreen + 88 01730062981 VMS AVIATION AIR SERVICES PVT LTD, 164 Galle Road, Colombo 4, Srilanka Tel: (9411) 2502149, 2502209, 4377815, Fax: (9411) 2502190, Email: (mobile: 0094777752328), Hussein@vmstravels. net (mobile: 0094777590100) SHARAF CARGO PVT LTD (Cargo), Acme Centre, 2nd Floor, Opp Vadilal House, Mithakali Six Roads, Navrangpura, , Ahmedabad 380 009 Tel: 079 65454080 or 65454081/82/83, Fax: 079 66133503 Branch Mgr Mr. Dharmesh Panchal (9898060627), Email: panchal.ETAMD@ Asst Sales Mgr Mr. Nikhil Ketkar (9825319740), Email: ketkar.ETAMD@ GM Mr. Subeer Bharadwaj (9821086836), Email: INDONESIA (M/S PT. Ayuberga) Menara Imperium, JI.H.R.Rasima Saidn Kav.1, Jakarta 12980, Indonesia Tel: 62 021 8356214, Fax: 62 021 8363937 Email: Cargo: PT global Sarana Angkasa Wisma Soewarna Suit 2k, Soewarna Business Park, Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Jakarta 19110 Indonesia Tel: 62 21 5591 1428, Fax: 62 21 5591 1427 Email: IRAN Iran National Airlines Corp. Tel: 9821 6002010, Fax: 9821 6012941 IRELAND PremAir Marketing Services Ltd, 7 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland Tel: 00353-1-663 3933, Fax: 353-1-661-0752 Email: Cargo: Heavyweight Air Express Ltd Tel: 353 -1-811-8693, Fax: 353-1-811-8901 Email: ISRAEL Opensky Cargo Ltd Tel: 972 3 972 4338, CTO Tel: 972 3 7971405 Central Reservation Office Tel: 972 3 7971400/1403/1404 Reservation Agent Tel: 972 3 7971407, ShebaMiles & Group desk Email: ITALY Cargo: ATC Tel: 39 02 506791, Fax: 39 02 55400116 Email: INFO@ATCMIL.IT, SITA: MILGSET/ CRT/CMIZZET, Tel: 39 06 65010715, Fax: 39 06 65010242, Email: INFO@ATCFCO.IT, SITA: ROMGSET

General Sales Agents | JAPAN Air System Inc., Toranomon TBL Building 8F 1-19-9, Toranomon Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Tel: 03-3593-6608, Fax: 03-3593-6534 Email: Asipaxtyo@airsystem.ip Cargo: U-Transport Global Inc Tel: 81 3 3522 2286, Fax: 81 3 3522 2280 Email: JORDAN Passenger & Cargo: Al Karmel Travel & Tourism Trading, Jabal Ei Hussin Khaleed Bin Waleed St. PO Box 926497 Tel: 962 6 5688301, Fax: 962 6 5688302 Email: KENYA Cargo: Freight In Time PO Box 41852-00100, Nairobi, Kenya Email: Tel: 254 020-827044/827248/9 /827480 Ext: 132, Fax: 254 020-822709, Cell: 254 721 217141, Wireless: 254 020-3560579 KUWAIT Al-Sawan Co. W.L.L., M/S Al-Sawan Company W.L.L, Al Ghazali St (Al Rai), Kuwait Tel: 00965-4745190; Fax: 00965-4765661, Email: MALAYSIA Abadi Aviation Services S/B, Suite 1603, Level 16 Central Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: (+603) 21412190/21420581/8, Fax : (+603) 21410429, Email: Cargo: Abadi Aviation Services S/B, Lot GFM-5D Malaysia Airlines Advanced Cargo Centre, Free Commercial Zone, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 64000 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: (+603) 87871198/1179, Fax: (+603) 87871108, Email: MALTA Discover Momentum, L.L.C, 14350 North 87th Street Suite 265, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260 USA Tel: 480 707 5566, Fax: 480 707 5575 Email: MAURITANIA Agence Megrebine de Voyages, IRELAND BLYTH LTD, Aviation Pole, 5th floor, IBL House, Caudan, Port Louis Mauritius Tel: 230-203-2000/2082, Fax: 230-2124050, Email:

Karachi Tel: 9221 3566 1712-13-14 & 16 Fax: 9221 3566 1715 Lahore Tel: 9242-3630-5229, 9242-3636-5165 Fax: 9242-3631-4051, Tel: 2823040/2823350, Fax: 2824030 Tel: 6305229/6365165, Fax: 6314051 PERU Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tel: 551131063295/551186328697

Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155, 80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73 Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: PHILIPPINES Travel Wide Assoc. Sales Phils., Inc 8/F, Unit 817 Peninsula Court Bldg, 8735 Paseo de Roxas Ave, Makati City 1226,Philippines Tel: 63-2-5198789, Fax: 63-2-5195014 Web: QATAR Fahd Travels, Doha, Qatar Tel: 00974-4432233, Fax: 00974-4432266 Email: Cargo: Fahd Cargo Dar Al kotob area, Diamond Hotel Building, Doha, Qatar Fax: 00974 4431 1010, Tel: 00974 4441 4928 Email: RUSSIA Aviareps, Olympic Plaza, 39, Prospect Mira Bldg. 2, 129110 Moscow, Russia Tel: 7 495 937 59 50, 07 812 740 3820 Fax: 7 495 937 59 51, 07 812 740 3821 Email:

OMAN National Travel & Tourism, Postal Code 100 Sultanate of Oman Tel: 00968-246 60300, Fax: 968 24566125 Email: PAKISTAN Trade Winds Associates Pvt. Ltd., 33-Hotel Metropole, MerewetherRoad, Islamabad Tel: 009221-5661712-14, Fax: 009221-5661715 Email:

156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa Tel: 27112898264, Fax: 27112898164 Email: SOUTH KOREA Sharp Aviation K Inc 8th floor, Injo Building, 111-1 Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu Seoul, 110-110, Korea Tel: 82-2-722-1567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email: Cargo: Sharp Inc Tel: 82 2 7221567, Fax: 82 2 7342813 Email:

Cargo: CRS Airline’s Representatives Conchita Supervia, 15–Local 08028 BARCELONA (SPAIN) Tel: 34 931888690, Fax: 34 93409251

Cargo: S.A.R.L SDV PO Box 1338, avenue de la douane, Kigali, Rwanda Email:

SRI LANKA VMS Aviation Air Services PVT LTD 07-3 81183 (HO) RG, Galadari Hotel 64 Lotus Road, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Hussien: 0094 777590100, Tel: 94 1 447370 / Fax: 94 1 437249, Email:,

Alkhobar Tel: 966 3 8649000, Fax: 966 3 8941205

NETHERLANDS Cargo: Global Airlines Services BV Amsterdam Airport Columbus Gebouw 1 Folkstoneweg 34 NL-1118 LM Amsterdam Airport Tel: 0031 20 653 71 00, Fax: 0031 20 653 55 04 Email:

Cargo: Aero-Link Consulting Warehouse 34, Cargo, Section, P.O Box 1307, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Gauteng, 1627 Tel: +27 11 390 3132/3366, Fax: +27 11 390 3139/3149 Email:

RWANDA Euro World Sarl, Kigali, Satguru International Tel: 250 570440/570442, Fax: 250 570441 Email:

Tel: 551131063295/551186328697

NEPAL Gurans Travel & Tours PVT LTD, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 00977 1 4216818, Fax: 00977 1 4212736, Email:

SOUTH AFRICA Holiday Holdings International (Pty)Ltd, 156 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa Tel: 27 11 289 8264, Fax: 27 11 289 8164 Email:

SPAIN & PORTUGAL AirTravel Management Calle Diego de leone, 69 40A-28006, Madrid, Spain Tel: 34 91 4022718, Fax: 34 91 4015239 Email:

SAUDI ARABIA Al Zouman Aviation, Jeddah Tel: 966 2 6531222, Fax: 966 2 6517501 Email:

MOZAMBIQUE GSA Ethiopian Airlines, Av. 25 De Setembro nº 270 Edificio Time Square Bloc 4, first floor office no. 6 Tel: 21 314421, Mobile: 82 3144211 / 845072366, Email:

SOMALILAND Nobel Travel Agency, 26 Jun Main Road, Emarat Alkhayrm Building, 1st floor office No. 14, Hargiessa, Somaliland Tel: 252 2 528445/4 427575 Email:

Cargo: GSA Russia Global Services Ltd. Amathuntos Avenue 8, Marina Complex Block A, No. 2, 4531 Limassol Cyprus Tel: 7 495 7953838, Mobile: 7 905 7801893 Email:

MEXICO Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email:

SOMALIA Safeway Travel, Tourism and Cargo Agency, Maka Al-Mukarama street, Area number 4, Mogadishu Tel: 618304444 Email:

Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia CAT Aviation, Knez Mihajlova 30 Tel: 381 641135735 Email: SEYCHELLES Mason’s Travel Pty. Ltd. Revolutgion Avenue PO Box 459 Victoria Mahe Seychelles Tel: 0024 4288888 Fax: 248 4225273/248 4288820 Email: SIERRA LEONE IPC Tours, 22 Siaka Stevens Street, P.O. Box 1434, Freetown, Sierra Leone Tel: 00 232-221481, Fax: 232 22 227 470 Email:, Email: Email:

SWEDEN Khyber International Tel: 46-8 4111826, Fax: 46-8 4111826 Email: ethiopianairlies@khyberise Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 40 36 38 10 Fax 46 40 36 38 19 Cargo: Kales Airline Services Tel: 46 8 594 411 90, Fax: 46 8 594 42244 SWITZERLAND Airline center/AVIAREPS, AIRLINECENTER, Badenerstresse, Zurich,Switzerland Tel: 4122 91 98999, Fax: 4122 91 98900 Email:

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THAILAND Cargo: Oriole Travel & Tour Tel: 662 2379201 9, Fax: 662 2379200 Email: TUNISIA Atlantis International LTD, S.A., 29, Ave Du Japon, Immueble Fatma, 1073 Montplaisir, Tunis, Tunisia Tel: 216 71 908 999/216 906 000 Fax: 216 71 904 110 Email: TURKEY Panorama Havacilik Ve Turizm Ltd., Cumhuriyet Cad. Apt. 185/1, Harbiye 34373, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 2315919, Fax: 90 212 2344999 Email:, mdogan@ Cargo: Airmark GSA Tas. Ltd. Sti.Omar Avni mah, Dumen Sok., No: 11/4 34437, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: 90 212 444 1 472, Fax: 90 212 249 474 8 Email: UGANDA Cargo: Freight In Time Ltd., PO Box 70942 Kampala, Uganda Tel: 256 0774 898075, Fax: 256 414 223996 Email: UNITED KINGDOM Cargo: Air Liaison Ltd - Heavyweight Air Express Group Tel: 44-1753 210 008, Fax: 44-208 831 9309, Email: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI Salem Travel Agency, bun Dhabi, UAE Tel: 97126273333/6218000, Fax: 009712-6211155, Email: DUBAI Passenger & Cargo: Asian Air Travel & Tour Agency, N.R.L Group bldg.AlGharhoud, Dubai, UAE Tel: 009714 2826322, Fax: 009714 2825727, Email: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Cargo: Heavy Weight Air Express (HW) Toll Free No: 800 445 2733, Tel: 630 595 2323/571 480 5200, Fax: 630 595 3232, Email: VENEZUELA Praca da Liberdade, 130-10th F Suite 10011002, Liberdade, Sao Paulo-Brazil, CEP 01503010, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tel: 551131063295/551186328697

Aviareps AG, Landsberg Str.155,80687 Munich, Germany Tel: 49 89 55 25 33 73, Fax: 49 89 54 50 68 42, Email: VIETNAM Hai Au Building (11th Floor) 39b Truong Son Str., Tan Banh Dist Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: 84835472481-86, Fax: 84835472487 Email: Vector Aviation Co. Ltd Hai Au Building (11th Floor), 39B Truong Son Str.,Tan Binh Dist,HO CHI MINH City,Veitnam Tel: 848 3547 2487, Fax: 848 3547 2481-86

SINGAPORE CitiAir & Holidays Pte. Ltd. 48 133 New Bridge Road #14-05 China Town Point, Singapore 059413 Tel: (65) 6538 6860/ 3787/ 2678, Fax: (65) 6538 3183, Email:

AIRNAUTIC AG, Peter Merian Str.2 CH-4002, Cargo: Basel Switzerland Basel Tel: 41 61 227 9797 Fax: 41 61 227 9780 Email:

YEMEN Marib Travel & Tourism, Beirut Street (Next to Sudanese Embassy Sanaa, Yemen) Tel: 00971-426833, Fax: 009671-426836 Email:

SYRIA Passenger & Cargo: Al Tarek Travel & Tourism Fardous St, PO Box 30185 Tel: 963 11 2235225, Fax: 963 11 2211941 Email:

ZAMBIA Cargo: EAS Zambia Ltd Bid Air Cargo, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, PO Box 37287 Lusaka Tel: 27 11230460021, Fax: 27865910066

Orient Air Pte. Ltd, 05-22,Cargo Agt Bldg D 9 Airline road, Changi Airfreight Center Singapore 819827 Tel: 65 6214 2193/6 or 65 6214 2192, Fax: 65 6214 2199

TAIWAN Apex Travel Services Ltd., 6F-3 No. 57, Fi Shin N. Rd Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 2 2740 7722, Fax: 886 2 2740 5570 Email:

ZANZIBAR Passenger & Cargo: Marhaba Hotels Travels & Tours Ltd Tel: 255 24 2231527-28, Fax: Fax: 255 24 2231526, Email:

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before midnight


ine years after Before Sunset, their highly regarded sequel to Before Sunrise, Oscar nominated director Richard Linklater reteams with two-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke and Oscar nominee Julie Delpy for Before Midnight, which finds their characters together raising twin daughters. Jesse attempts to maintain a relationship with Hank, his teenage son from his first marriage, but their bond is strained even though Hank has just spent the summer with his dad and stepfamily. Meanwhile, Celine must make a difficult decision about her career. As with the previous film, Linklater shares screenplay credit with both actors from the movies, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. R / 108 minutes / Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

september/october 2013



Am I using Video On Demand? Is the screen in front of you a touch screen? Then, yes.



SEPT-OCT movies See descriptions on pages 86-87.



Star Trek: Into Darkness Sci-Fi PG-13 / 132 minutes

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Drama PG-13 / 108 minutes

Fast & Furious 6 Action PG-13 / 130 minutes

Braveheart Action R / 178 minutes

The Great Gatsby Drama PG-13 / 142 minutes

The Shawshank Redemption Drama R / 145 minutes

The Hangover Part III Comedy R / 100 minutes The Internship Comedy PG-13 / 120 minutes Iron Man 3 Action PG-13 / 130 minutes

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Adventure PG / 110 minutes Chariots of Fire Drama PG / 123 minutes

After Earth Adventure PG-13 / 100 minutes

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Comedy PG-13 / 117 minutes

The East Action PG-13 / 116 minutes

Casablanca Drama PG / 102 minutes

Monsters University Family G / 95 minutes

Titanic Drama PG-13 /194 minutes

Return to Nim’s Island Family PG / 90 minutes

Crazy Heart Drama R / 112 minutes

Epic Action PG / 104 minutes

Mrs. Doubtfire Comedy PG-13 / 125 minutes

Before Midnight Drama R / 108 minutes

Gone with the Wind Drama G / 233 minutes Planet of the Apes AdventurE G / 112 minutes The Wizard of Oz Family G / 102 minutes Dirty Harry Adventure R / 103 minutes The Bodyguard Drama R /129 minutes The Devil Wears PradA Comedy PG-13 / 110 minutes kids classics We Bought a Zoo Family PG / 126 minutes Mr. Popper’s Penguins Comedy PG / 95 minutes Dolphin Tale Drama PG / 113 minutes City of Ember Family PG / 95 minutes Happy Feet Family PG / 108 minutes

african MOVIES

asian MOVIES

Tango with Me Drama NC-17 / 104 minutes

Caught in the Web Drama PG-13 / 144 minutes

Phone Swap Comedy PG / 98 minutes

Say Yes! Comedy G / 105 minutes

Brother’s War Family PG / 170 minutes

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons Action PG-13 / 108 minutes

The Mirror Boy Adventure NR / 87 minutes Groom’s Bride Drama PG / 125 minutes Baby Oku in America Comedy NR / 118 minutes Hindi movies Cocktail Comedy NR / 144 minutes Dabangg 2 Romance PG / 113 minutes Fukrey Comedy NR / 139 minutes Mai Drama NR / 101 minutes

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Comedy PG / 106 minutes european MOVIES Les Profs Comedy G /88 minutes Un Prince Presque Charmant (Almost Charming) Comedy G /88 minutes 20 Ans D’Ecart Comedy NR / 92 minutes L’ecume des Jours (Mood Indigo) Romance NR / 125 minutes

SEPT-OCT television See descriptions on pages 88-89. kids Good Luck Charlie / Study Date / 30 mins The A.N.T. Farm / TransplANTed / 30 mins Shake It Up / Party It Up / 30 mins Doc McStuffins / Engine Nine, Feelin’ Fine! / 30 mins Phineas and Ferb / The Belly Of The Beast / Moon Farm / 30 mins Fish Hooks / Fail Fish / Funny Fish / 30 mins comedy How I Met Your Mother / Farhampton, Trilogy Time, Nannies / 30 mins New Girl / Katie, Fluffer, Neighbours / 30 mins Two and a Half Men / I Changed My Mind About the Milk / 30 mins Futurama /A Clockwork Origin / 30 mins The Big Bang Theory / The Boyfriend Complexity / 30 mins


The Middle / Bunny Therapy / 30 mins

Pretty Little Liars / It Happened “That Night” / 60 mins

Megafactories / Lexus LFA / 60 mins

Race of Champions / N/A / 30 mins

Mike & Molly / The Honeymoon is Over / 30 mins

Elementary / Pilot / 60 mins

Winged Seductions / Birds of Paradise / 60 mins

Tech Toys 360 / N/A / 30 mins

The New Adventures of Old Christine / The Big Bang / 30 mins Friends / The One With All the Wedding Dresses / 30 mins drama

Vegas / Pilot / 60 mins The Good Wife / I Fought the Law / 60 mins documentary Harnas Wildlife Rescue Camp / Episode 1 / 130 mins

Dallas / The Changing of the Guard / 60 mins

Momentum – What Drives You / Travis Pastrana / 30 mins

Fringe / Transilence Thought Unifer Model - 11 / 60 mins

The Harem Of The Ethiopian Baboon: The Making Of / N/A / 30 mins

Gossip Girl / Gone Maybe Gone / 60 mins The Mentalist / If it Bleeds, it Leads / 60 mins Grey’s Anatomy / Suddenly / 60 mins Desperate Housewives / Secrets that I Never Want to Know / 60 mins Bones / The Twist in the Twister, The Crack in the Code, The Prisoner in the Pipe / 60 mins Touch / Safety in Numbers, Kite Strings, Entaglement / 60 mins

Mansions of Paris / Stalled Deals / 30 mins Charley Boorman’s South African Adventure / Ben Goes Wild / 60 mins

Elephants on the Run / N/A / 60 mins lifestyle

Show Me Your Wadrobe / Dating Special / 30 mins Don’t Tell The Bride / Ben & Sarah / 60 mins

Fabulous Baker Brothers / Hunger / 30 mins

Pawn Stars / Stalled Deals / 30 mins

Journey into Wine: South Africa / Paarl / 30 mins

American Restoration / Blast Off! / 40 mins

Videofashion Style / Style in Politics / 30 mins In the Mind of a Chef / Inside The Kitchen, The World And Mind Of David Chang / 30 mins Video Killed the Radio Star / David Bowie / 30 mins The Most Amazing / Comedy Teams / 30 mins

White Lions Born Wild / N/A / 60 mins

Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals / Cheat’s Pizza / 30 mins

Dust and Stripes / N/A / 60 mins

Road to Rio / Episode 5 / 30 mins

Animal Odd Couples / N/A / 60 mins

Paris Chic / Haute Couture / 30 mins

Killing Lincoln / N/A / 60 mins

World of Sports / N/A / 30 mins

destination guides Globe Trekkers / Rio de Janeiro / 30 mins Treks in a Wild World / Trekking In Zambia & Malawi / 30 mins Pilot Pocket Guides / Paris / 30 mins Treks In A Wild World / Best Canadian Treks Vol 2 / 30 mins ethiopian airlines Ethiopian Airlines Documentary / 10 minutes African Unity / 10 minutes

Am I using Mainscreen? Is there a shared screen mounted to the ceiling? Then, yes.




outbound flights See descriptions on pages 86-89.


sept/oct Movies blockbusters Iron Man 3 Action PG-13 / 130 minutes african movies Tango with Me* Drama NC-17 / 104 minutes


sept/oct Movies blockbusters Star Trek: Into Darkness Sci-Fi PG-13 / 132 minutes european movies Les Profs* Comedy G /88 minutes


sept/oct Movies blockbusters Star Trek: Into Darkness Sci-Fi PG-13 / 132 minutes hindi movies MAi* DRAMA NR /101 minutes


sept/oct Movies blockbusters



sept/oct Movies blockbusters

Star Trek: Into Darkness Sci-Fi PG-13 / 132 minutes

Star Trek: Into Darkness Sci-Fi PG-13 / 132 minutes

IRON MAN 3 ACTION PG-13 / 130 minutes

IRON MAN 3 ACTION PG-13 / 130 minutes

asian movies CAUGHT IN THE WEB* DRAMA PG-13 /144 minutes




CLASSIC movies CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF* DRAMA PG-13 /108 minutes


How I Met Your Mother / 30 mins

The Big Bang Theory / 30 mins

The Big Bang Theory / 30 mins

The Big Bang Theory / 30 mins

The Big Bang Theory / 30 mins

The Good Wife / 60 mins

Dallas / 60 mins

Dallas / 60 mins

Dallas / 60 mins

Dallas / 60 mins

Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals / 30 mins

American Restoration / 30 mins

American Restoration / 30 mins

American Restoration / 30 mins

American Restoration / 30 mins

*Not available on B737 aircrafts

inbound flights See descriptions on pages 86-89.


sept/oct Movies blockbusters EPIC Action PG / 104 minutes african movies BABY OKU IN AMERICA* COMEDY NR/ 118 minutes



sept/oct Movies blockbusters MONSTERs UNIVERSITY (french) FAMILY PG-13 / 132 minutes european movies un prince presque charmant (almost charming)* Comedy G /88 minutes



sept/oct Movies blockbusters MONSTERs UNIVERSITY FAMILY PG-13 / 132 minutes hindi movies dabangg 2* romance PG /113 minutes


sept/oct Movies blockbusters

sept/oct Movies blockbusters



EPIC ACTION PG / 104 minutes

EPIC ACTION PG / 104 minutes

asian movies SAY YES!* COMEDY G /105 minutes






THE MIDDLE / 30 mins

mike and molly / 30 mins

mike and molly / 30 mins

mike and molly / 30 mins

mike and molly / 30 mins

GOSSIP GIRL / 60 mins

elementary / 60 mins

elementary / 60 mins

elementary / 60 mins

elementary / 60 mins

ROAD TO RIO / 30 mins

pawn stars / 30 mins

pawn stars / 30 mins

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blockbusters After Earth A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father, Cypher, stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Before Midnight Jesse attempts to maintain a relationship with Hank, his teenage son from his first marriage, but their bond is strained even though Hank has just spent the summer with his dad and step-family. Meanwhile, Celine must make a difficult decision about her career. Epic Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, known as the Boggans, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors known as the Leafmen, and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world – and ours. Fast & Furious 6 Hobbs has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries. The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Hold on tight! Fast & Furious 6 takes the narrative, stunts and action to even greater heights! Iron Man 3 When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has

secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit, or does the suit make the man? Monsters University This is the story of how wisecracking Mike and lovable Sulley first met. From the moment these two mismatched monsters encountered each other in college they couldn’t stand each other. Bursting with fun and plenty of laughs, Monsters University unlocks the door to reveal how Mike and Sulley overcame their original differences and became the best of friends. Return to Nim’s Island Fourteen-year-old Nim, more determined than ever to protect her island and all the wildlife that call it home, faces off against resort developers and animal poachers. She soon realizes she can’t depend on her animal cohorts alone and must make her first human friend — Edmund, who’s run away to the island from the mainland — to save her home. Star Trek: Into Darkness In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. The East Sarah Moss is starting a new career at Hiller Brood, an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of its A-list corporate clientele. Handpicked for a plum assignment by the company’s head honcho, Sharon, Sarah goes deep undercover to infiltrate The East, an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity. The Great Gatsby Would-be writer Nick leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American

Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. The Hangover Part III It’s been two years. Phil, Stu and Doug are happily living uneventful lives at home. Tattoos have been lasered off, files purged. The last they heard from disaster-magnet Leslie Chow, he’s been tossed into a Thai prison and, with him out of the way, the guys have very nearly recovered from their nights prowling the seamy side of Las Vegas in a roofie’d haze, and being kidnapped, shot at, and chased by drug-dealing mobsters in Bangkok. The Internship Billy and Nick are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention. classic movies A Midsummer Night’s Dream Now, until the break of day, through this house each fairy stray. Academy Award winners James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland join an allstar cast in Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy of the one night each year when magic infuses the world of humans, fairies walk among men and love will change the order of all things in a A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Braveheart In the late 13th century, William Wallace returns to a Scotland ruled by the ruthless Edward the Longshanks and leads a ramshackle yet courageous army determined to vanquish the greater English forces. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid During the closing years of the 19th century, cowboy outlaws and best friends Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid try in vain to maintain their robbing ways while the modern world creeps in on their livelihood and fading way of life. Casablanca Rick Blaine owns a nightclub in Vichy – controlled Casablanca, frequented by refugees desperate to escape German domination. Despite the ever-present human misery, Rick manages to remain uninvolved in World War II, now raging across Europe and Northern Africa.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof As the family of a wealthy Southern patriach informs his children that he


is dying of cancer, lies and secrets surface that threaten to rip the family apart. The doctors say the growing cancer is in remission. One self-seeking son claims to love his father. Chariots of Fire 1924. The Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell is a devout Christian who believes that his athletic abilities are a gift from God, and that using that gift to its fullest extent – to win the gold medal – will be his way of glorifying God. Harold Abrahams is an English Jew, a student at Cambridge, who dreams of fame and of proving to his anti-Semitic fellow students, and to the world, that Jews are not inferior. The Shawshank Redemption From a novella by best-selling author Stephen King comes a poignant tale of the human spirit. Red, serving a life sentence, and Andy Dufresne, a mild-mannered banker wrongly convicted of murder, forge an unlikely bond that will span more than 20 years. Together they discover hope as the ultimate means of survival. Titanic A 17-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. Crazy Heart Bad Blake is a broken-down country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart. Dirty Harry The first screen adventure for Clint Eastwood’s maverick San Francisco dectective, “Dirty” Harry Callahan, follows the maverick cop as he tracks a serial killer. Gone with the Wind On the eve of the American Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett has everything she could want – except Ashley. But

as the war devastates the South, Scarlett discovers the strength within herself to protect her family and rebuild her life. Through everything, she longs for Ashley, unaware that she is already married to the man she really loves – and who truly loves her – until she finally drives him away. Mrs. Doubtfire Daniel Hillard is a struggling father who loses his job as a voice actor for cartoons. When he throws a disastrous surprise birthday party for his son, Chris, everything takes a turn for the worse. Daniel’s wife, Miranda, has had it with Daniel and wants a divorce. When the divorce hearings arrive, Daniel is denied custody of the children but allowed visitations… but seeing his children once a week isn’t enough. Planet of the Apes A U.S. spacecraft lands on a desolate looking planet where the astronauts discover a world dominated by apes, and humans are considered savage animals. The Bodyguard A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard for a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a president’s. The Devil Wears Prada A young woman from the Midwest and freshly out of college gets more than she bargained for when she moves to New York City to become a writer and ends up as the new assistant to the tyrannical, largerthan-life editor-in-chief of a major fashion magazine. The Wizard of Oz A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send them home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately, enlightening group of characters, humans and otherwise. Kids classic movies City of Ember For generations, the people of the


City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember’s once powerful generator is failing… and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers in a race against time must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city’s existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever. Dolphin Tale Based on true events, Dolphin Tale is a family film about Winter, a young dolphin who loses her tail in a crab trap, and Sawyer, the introverted, 11-year-old boy who befriends her. Sawyer rallies friends and family alike to save Winter by convincing a pioneering doctor to create a unique prosthetic attachment to restore the dolphin’s ability to swim. Winter the dolphin will play herself in the movie. Happy Feet Happy Feet is set deep in Antartica. Into the land of Emperor Penguins, where each needs a heart song to attract a soul mate, a penguin is born who cannot sing. Our hero Mumble, son of Memphis and Norma Jean, is the worst singer in the world… however, as it happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer! Mr. Popper’s Penguins Mr. Popper is a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life – until he inherits six penguins. Popper’s penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland – and the rest of his life upside-down. Filmed on a refrigerated soundstage with real Emperor Penguins, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a contemporary adaptation of the classic book. We Bought a Zoo Benjamin is a newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young kids. Hoping

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that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city that comes with a unique bonus feature: a zoo, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster and her dedicated team. african Baby Oku in America Baby Oku in America depicts Mercy Johnson as Baby Oku — a rude, arrogant illiterate who finds herself fortunate enough to be impregnated by Okey, who just came back to Nigeria. She then uses threats to force Okey to marry her and bring her to the U.S., where she becomes Lady and Madam over Okey and turns his life upside down. Brother’s War Two brothers battle each other ferociously causing discord in the family after their father’s death. The older brother feels that his new role as the head of the family is being undermined by his sibling. Groom’s Bride An engaged man goes on a twoweek trip to Gambia, to source the perfect honeymoon location. His fiancée is left behind in Ghana and he unexpectedly falls in love with a Gambian tour guide. Phone Swap Akin and Mary meet for the first time at an airport, where they accidentally bump into each other and mistakenly swap their phones. This leads to a destination mix-up after they receive one another’s text regarding a travel destination. Consequently, Akin ends up traveling to where Mary is supposed to go and vice versa. Neither knows about the swap until they have reached their opposite destinations .

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Tango With Me Tango With Me is a romantic drama starring Genevieve Nnaji and Joseph Benjamin as a young couple facing a complex concoction of moral issues within their marriage. The Mirror Boy Tijan’s mother decides to take him back to their roots, to Gambia. On their arrival in Banjul, Tijan encounters a strange apparition, a boy smiling at him in a mirror and vanishing. Seeing the same boy in a crowded street market the next day sets in motion a chain of events, with Tijan finding himself lost. While Tijan’s panic-stricken mother struggles to find her son, Tijan is left alone in the company of the enigmatic Mirror Boy, seemingly only visible to him. hindi Cocktail A chance meeting between two very different people — a shy awkward and distraught Meera, who has been duped into a hoax marriage, and a super-sexy and rich wild-child, Veronica — results in a very unlikely friendship. And when the two start living together, Veronica and Meera seem to complete each other’s inherent incompleteness. Dabangg 2 Chulbul Pandey is transferred and promoted to kanpur. He is happily married with Rajjo. Kanpur witnesses a lot of criminal activities and kidnapping daily; rape and murder are done in broad daylight. The main antagonist is Baccha Bhaiyaa, politician and a strong contender for the upcoming elections and Chulbul Pandey sabotages his political image by revealing his immoral activities to the public, media and police force. Fukrey College — some of the most important years of your life. Indulgence in all

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the little pleasures that a carefree life has to offer. But it isn’t always about ragging, fuchcha parties, college fests, raves and churning out ways to whack some extra pocket money from your parents. It’s sometimes hard, ugly and complicated. More so, when you really need to get admission to the coolest college in town and you know you don’t deserve it. Mai Mai is a heart-rending tale about the most important bond in any of our lives — that which a child shares with a mother. That bond is questioned when an old woman is no longer wanted by the children, and faces a life in an old-age home. asian Caught in the Web A social commentary about the ‘sound bite’ society we are becoming, where perception becomes reality and judgments based on limited facts quickly spread, without regard for the truth or the damage they could cause. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons From Stephen Chow, the extremely creative filmmaker and star of Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer, comes Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, a thoroughly entertaining and exciting fantasy action comedy. Say Yes! Huang Bo pairs up with Chiling Lin in Say Yes!, a feel-good, heartwarming and funny story about a perennial unsuccessful blind dater who finally meets the girl of his dreams. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? After his award-winning first feature, Au Revoir Taipei, director Arvin Chen’s Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? defies the cliches of romantic comedies and tackles the dilemmas and conundrums in the relationships and lives of modern men and women in a traditional society.

conscientious to the exclusion of her private life. In a word, she has everything to become the next editor of Rebelle magazine, except her uptight image. But when attractive, 20-year-old Balthazar crosses paths with Alice, her colleagues’ view of her inexplicably changes. Realizing that this is crucial to her promotion, Alice pretends to embark on an unlikely love affair. L’ecume des Jours (Mood Indigo) Colin, a wealthy young man and inventor of the cocktail-mixing piano, wants to fall in love. With the help of his cook, Nicolas, and best friend, Chick, he meets Chloe, the incarnation of a Duke Ellington tune. But soon after their wedding, Chloe falls ill. She has a water lily growing in her chest. Ruined by medical expenses, Colin resorts to increasingly desperate methods to save his beloved’s life. Les Profs The students of Jules Ferry High school have defied every attempt to improve their school’s standing. In despair, the chairman of the Board of Education accepts his deputy’s suggestion to send the most inept teachers to raise the bar at the country’s worst high school. Beautiful Amina, enigmatic Maurice, accident-waitingto-happen Albert and comatose Cutiro join forces with sports-mad Eric, plain mad Gladys and Polochon, a wannabe history teacher and fulltime Napoleon fanatic, to lift the school’s success rate above 50 percent. Un Prince Presque Charmant (Almost Charming) Jean Marc is very good at cutting corners and making money and very bad at everything else. In a few days, Marie, his only daughter, will get married in France, but Jean Marc is obsessed with a contract he hopes to sign. After long negotiations, he finally heads south, but the whole country is paralyzed by a general strike and Jean Marc soon runs out of gas. His only chance of making it to the church on time is if he buys an electric car.


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tion of a beer delivery guy and then pretends to be someone else when a handsome stranger thinks she is his blind date. Then, a regular at Nick’s bar claims to be Nick from the future, and Winston’s disapproving mother comes to visit, all the while maintaining her hatred of Schmidt.

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kids Doc McStuffins Episode: Engine Nine, Feelin’ Fine! Doc and the toy gang come to a fire engine friend’s rescue. Stuffy the Dragon loses his stuffing and learns that asking your friends for help is still being brave. Fish Hooks Episode: Fail Fish / Funny Fish Three BFFs (best fish friends) live in a giant fish tank neighborhood located in the center of a pet shop. The three friends have the typical challenges and triumphs of life in a fish tank, as well as the drama and cliques of life at Freshwater High. Good Luck Charlie Episode: Study Date Follow the comedic quandary of two teenagers and a 10-year-old who are unexpectedly designated babysitters for the new baby in the house when their parents return to work. Now they must juggle taking charge of young Charlotte (AKA Charlie) while navigating typical teenage life. Phineas and Ferb Episode: The Belly of the Beast / Moon Farm Summer is all about fun as two stepbrothers make every day of their vacation count by building innovative creations, from roller coasters to tree houses or even a giant robot. Shake It Up Episode: Party It Up Two best friends have dreamed about being dancers ever since they were little. Their break comes when they are hired as dancers on a local dance show. The girls need more than fancy footwork to handle the complexities of high school, family and the show! The A.N.T. Farm Episode: TransplANTed Chyna, an 11-year-old musical prodigy, attends high school as part of the prestigious A.N.T. (Advanced Natural Talents) program. She and fellow A.N.T.s Olive and Fletcher must find their place and make the most of their high school experience.


comedy Friends Episode: The One With All the Wedding Dresses Monica wears Emily’s wedding dress. Chandler forces Joey to get treatment for his snoring at a sleep clinic. Rachel scares Joshua away by impulsively proposing marriage. Futurama Episode: A Clockwork Origin After a dispute with creationists, Farnsworth flees with the others to a remote, uninhabited planet. Upon releasing micro-robots in a pond, non-organic life begins to evolve on the planet. How I Met Your Mother Episode: Farhampton Ted convinces Victoria to take a brief detour before they leave together after she leaves her fiance at the altar, and Barney’s engagement to Quinn may be short-lived after she finds about his part relationship with Robin. How I Met Your Mother Episode: Nannies When Lily and Marshall have trouble finding a nanny, they learn it’s because of an elaborate scheme Barney came up with to meet girls. Meanwhile, Robin and Ted butt heads over who has a more serious relationship. How I Met Your Mother Episode: Trilogy Time As Ted, Marshall and Barney get together for their annual viewing of the original Star Wars trilogy, Ted begins to question if he will ever end up where he wants to be – especially now that Barney and Quinn are getting serious. Mike & Molly Episode: The Honeymoon is Over Mike is inspired by their honeymoon trip to Paris to change his life and travel the world, while Molly worries how their family and friends fared at home without them. New Girl Episode: Katie Mistaken identity abounds as Jess inadvertently captures the atten-

New Girl Episode: Fluffer Nick and Jess address their relationship-without-benefits. Meanwhile, Winston has a lot on his mind – besides Shelby. Then, hoping to date a beautiful Republican, Schmidt pretends to be one of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s sons. New Girl Episode: Neighbors When a group of young twentysomething neighbors moves in across the hall, Jess and Schmidt are determined to become friends with them. Meanwhile, Nick enacts a series of pranks on Schmidt to make him think he’s getting old. The Big Bang Theory Episode: The Boyfriend Complexity Penny asks Leonard to lie to her father, Wyatt, while Howard, Raj and Bernadette pull an all-nighter at a telescope. The Middle Episode: Bunny Therapy When Brick develops another quirky tic that begins to overshadow his whispering, Frankie and Mike are urged by the school therapist to get him a small pet so that he can learn to bond with it, which in turn will help him bond with people. The New Adventures of Old Christine Episode: The Big Bang Christine runs into problems once she decides it’s time to have sex with Mr. Harris, and Matthew decides that he doesn’t want to become a doctor. Two and a Half Men Episode: I Changed My Mind About the Milk It’s been a year since Walden attempted to drown himself in the ocean after his wife kicked him out. He stumbled into the Malibu beach house where chiropractor Alan and his slacker teenage son, Jake, had been living with Alan’s brother for the past eight years before his untimely passing. drama

indicates that the murder occurred within prison walls. Brennan insists on solving the crime — despite Booth’s pleas for her not to overexert herself — and the expectant couple experiences a very untraditional arrival of their baby daughter.

left to make the toughest decision of her life. Meanwhile Teddy, still in the dark about Henry’s death, calls upon Cristina to help with her patient in the O.R., and Lexie finds herself working alongside Mark’s new girlfriend during an eye surgery.

Bones Episode: The Twist in the Twister The team discovers the remains of a so-called “storm chaser” who seems to have died while following a tornado, but footage recorded during the storm ultimately leads them to believe he was murdered.

Pretty Little Liars Episode: It Happened “That Night” A summer has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being “A” and the death of Maya. With the terror seemingly over and an alleged murderer now behind bars, the town is slowly healing. Each of the four girls spent their summer in different ways — with Aria taking a photography class, Spencer taking college courses, Hanna taking cooking classes with her boyfriend, Caleb, and Emily building houses in Haiti.

Dallas Episode: The Changing of the Guard The Ewings are gathering at Southfork Ranch for the upcoming wedding of Bobby’s adopted son, Christopher, to Rebecca. Although the occasion is joyous, a family rivalry crosses generations after secret oil drilling on Southfork results in a major gusher. Everyone has his own agenda when the fight over oil and land threatens to tear them apart once again. Desperate Housewives Episode: Secrets that I Never Want to Know Carlos’ murder of Gabrielle’s stepfather, as well as the housewives covering it up, has a widespread effect, as feelings of guilt begin to overcome everyone. Gabrielle works to reach out to Carlos while his guilt weighs heavily upon him, and Susan starts to withdraw from her friends and family. Elementary Episode: Pilot Detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases. In the season premiere, Holmes consults on a home invasion that resulted in murder. Fringe Episode: Transilence Thought Unifer Model - 11 The Fringe team — preserved in amber for 20 years – is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Henrietta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta’s mom – Olivia – as they launch their mission to free their world from the Observers in the fifth and final season premiere.

Bones Episode: The Crack in the Code A cryptic message penned in human blood is discovered at a national monument. As the Jeffersonian team embarks on a scavenger hunt to solve the case, they realize their tech-savvy suspect remains one step ahead of them.

Gossip Girl Episode: Gone Maybe Gone After a brief encounter abroad, Chuck and Blair make a promise to each other about their relationship… which leaves them once again apart. Dan, with some help from an unlikely ally, Georgina Sparks, is writing a scathing tell-all book that can only mean trouble.

Bones Episode: The Prisoner in the Pipe The remains of an escaped convict are found in a residential sewer, but an examination of the sewer pipes

Grey’s Anatomy Episode: Suddenly A car crash involving an entire family results in an all-hands-on situation in the ER, as the eldest daughter is

The Good Wife Episode: I Fought the Law Alicia goes on the offensive when Zach is targeted by an overzealous state trooper. Meanwhile, after her estranged husband tracked her down in last season’s finale, Kalinda decides to stand her ground rather than continue hiding, and Diane and Will delve into the firm’s financial problems. The Mentalist Episode: If it Bleeds, it Leads A young television reporter is murdered, and CBI believes that the killer may have been one of the subjects she had been investigating. Touch Episode: Entanglement Martin gets his laptop stolen on the day Jake is scheduled for an important evaluation. As a result, he becomes ensnared in a young Salvadoran woman’s quest to avenge the death of her family. Touch Episode: Kite Strings A couple managing an online instrument repair business work with an Iraqi heavy metal band that has a teenage follower who is looking to share his comedic talent with an American soldier in Baghdad. But the soldier has troubles of her own when her convoy is ambushed, forcing her to hide in the Iraqi desert. Touch Episode: Safety in Numbers Jake is still in the custody of Child and Family Services. Despite Martin knowing that Jake is now communicating with him via numbers, Martin is still concerned that the review will find him an unfit parent as he chases these numbers. Vegas Episode: Pilot When rancher Ralph reluctantly accepts the role of sheriff in 1960s Las Vegas, he now has the authority to take on the mobsters looking to cash in on the casinos. Chicago mobster Vincent is the new general manager of the Savoy, and they instantly clash as Lamb investigates the murder of the governor’s niece.


documentary Animal Odd Couples Episode: N/A Cross species animal kinships are as unusual as they are fascinating. In this one-hour special, we examine the competing theories as to why these relationships form, how they last and what they say about the full range of animal emotion. Charley Boorman’s South African Adventure Episode: Ben Goes Wild South Africa plays host to Charley Boorman’s latest adventure as he traverses over 6,000 miles of this beautiful country on his trusty BMW GS Adventure motorcycle. Starting his journey in Cape Town, Charley sets the tone for the expedition by abseiling above the city from the peak of the iconic Table Mountain. Dust and Stripes Episode: N/A When thunderclouds begin to gather over Kalahari each year, 20,000 zebras get itchy feet. As the first raindrops hit the dust, southern Africa’s biggest animal migration gets under way. In a never-ending quest for grass and water, the striped herds undertake an annual trek across the vast lunar landscape of the Kalahari’s Makgadikgadi Pans. Elephants on the Run Episode: N/A Follow two very different elephant experiences across Tanzanian Parks – one a cradle of love and safety and the other a constant struggle plagued with danger from every angle. Fabulous Baker Brothers Episode: Hunger The brothers reveal the method behind their steak sandwich topped with wild mushrooms and crispy salad. They also showcase their chocolate ‘sticky stick’ donuts. And for the weekly pie-making competition, the brothers go head-to-head in a battle to win over this week’s judges — a group of hungry farmers.

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Harnas Wildlife Rescue Camp Episode: Episode 1 Harnas is a large farm in Namibia that offers shelter to abandoned wild animals. The van der Merwe family takes on volunteers from all over the world to help run their animal orphanage: the young people come to meet exotic animals and to get a taste of the ‘real’ Africa. Journey into Wine: South Africa Episode: Paarl Isabelle hits the vineyards on horseback, hijacks a tourist tour with invaluable tips on tasting wine, and meets the man behind the brand that had France’s winemakers up in arms. Killing Lincoln Episode: N/A This is the most dramatic crime in American history: the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln. With fresh historical insight, this film thrillingly chronicles the final days of President Lincoln and the treasonous plot by one of the most notorious yet complex villains of all time. Mansions of Paris Episode: Stalled Deals Hidden behind closed massive doors down the winding streets of Paris stand graceful constructions which have been miraculously preserved from the outrage of time and the turmoil of history: the mansions known in France as Hotels Particuliers. Megafactories Episode: Lexus LFA For 20 years, Lexus has been synonymous with quiet, efficient, luxury. Now they have launched their first petrol-sucking supercar — the Lexus LFA. 325kph and 0-100kph in 3.8 seconds, it’s anything but understated. This is the construction story behind the ultimate Japanese supercar. Momentum – What Drives You Episode: Travis Pastrana Momentum is a documentary portrait series that explores the question of what makes an extreme

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athlete tick. Each episode delves deep into the ideals and attitudes that motivate some of today’s bestknown sports figures. This episode follows Travis Pastrana. The Harem of The Ethiopian Baboon: The Making of Episode: N/A A behind-the-scene look at the shooting of a wildlife documentary about the Ethiopian Gelada baboons. A prototype of a special hot air balloon was designed for this film. But flying at an altitude of 3,500 meters or near wild monkeys can cause a few surprises… White Lions Born Wild Episode: N/A This is the story of two wild white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. They are sisters born in May 2009 in South Africa’s Kruger Park. Growing up in this vast, wild wilderness they must not only overcome the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings. Winged Seductions Episode: Birds of Paradise They have the campiest costumes and the craziest mating game in the feathered kingdom. No other birds on earth go about the business of breeding quite like New Guinea’s birds of paradise. Lifestyle American Restoration Episode: Blast Off! Rick Dale runs a family business that finds, restores and upcycles cool objects ranging from Cadillacs to Coke Machines. In this spinoff series, viewers will watch a variety of objects be bought, bartered and transformed, learning the process of restoration. Don’t Tell The Bride Episode: Ben & Sarah 12 brave brides leave the most important day of their lives in the hands of the men they love. Kickstarting the new series is groom Ben, who’s agreed to arrange a wedding for his valley girl, Sarah. In the Mind of a Chef Episode: Inside The Kitchen, The World and Mind of David Chang Whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia, or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal, Dave brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Episode: Cheat’s Pizza Jamie prepares cheat’s pizza, three delicious salads, and squashed cherries and vanilla mascarpone cream. Paris Chic Episode: Haute Couture Paris Chic is an anthology offering a close look at fashion over the past 15 years. This series will make you rediscover fashion trends of the 90s, and what’s behind the glamour of the fashion industry…

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Pawn Stars Episode: Stalled Deals Pawn Stars brings viewers inside the doors of a family-run pawnshop in Vegas, where three generations of men from the Harrison family jointly run the business, with clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. Race of Champions Episode: N/A The drivers team up in two and race for their country. It is a racing show that guarantees a long shelf life because of its behind-the-scene coverage, high-quality production and impressive attendance list. Road to Rio Episode: Episode 5 A comprehensive weekly report of the progress and performances of the athletes and teams as they prepare for the Rio Olympics. Show Me Your Wadrobe Episode: Dating Special What to wear on a date is a universal headache. Jackie and Zara find out which ensembles celebrities Jaime Winstone, Paloma Faith, Harry Judd and Tess Daly recommend for ensuring the evening goes off with a bang. Tech Toys 360 Episode: N/A Tech Toys 360 features the most progressive innovations from around the globe. From groundbreaking supercars to glass pool tables, meet the creators, designers and engineers behind these revolutionary technologies. The Most Amazing Episode: Comedy Teams The Most Amazing is a fast, fun countdown show about pop culture’s highlights and lowlights. Each episode presents a new topic and gathers the stars, movies and events that made headlines.

World of Sports Episode: N/A Viewers are given the opportunity to sample the best of the action from a colorful spectrum of sports from around the globe. DESTINATION GUIDES Globe Trekkers Episode: Rio de Janeiro The capital city of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, was one of the most famous cities during the colonial era. Now, the city is still known for its sugar cane, gold, coffee and, of course, soccer. Join Ian Wright as he travels the southeast coast of Brazil. Treks in a Wild World Episode: Trekking In Zambia & Malawi Holly Morris travels to the spectacular southern African countries of Zambia and Malawi, trekking in the footsteps of the famous 19th-century missionary explorer David Livingstone. Pilot Pocket Guides Episode: Paris The Pilot Pocket Guides take us around some of the world’s most dynamic cities, giving us the lowdown on getting around, where to go and where to stay. In this episode, we visit romantic Paris! Treks In A Wild World Episode: Best Canadian Treks Vol 2 In Volume 2 of the Best Canadian Treks, Bradley Cooper takes a trip back in time as he treks along the Viking Trail in search for the remains of the oldest European colony in North America — the very spot where the historic Vikings landed their ships. ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

Video Killed the Radio Star Episode: David Bowie This week’s episode explores the origins and subsequent legacy of the music videos of rock icon David Bowie.

African Unity This short film showcases the collaborative efforts of the African Union and Ethiopian Airlines for an integrated Africa. The film is introduced by Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO.

Videofashion Style Episode: Style in Politics This issue of Videofashion Style brings you the captivating and fashionable power of politics!

Ethiopian Airlines Documentary This is a documentary on the history of Ethiopian Airlines, founded in 1945.

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SEPT-OCT Broadcast Channels Music From Ethiopia Enjoy a channel alive with only the best songs from Ethiopia. Artists such as Haile Roots, Nati Haile and Reshad Kedir perform a collection of satisfying sounds epitomizing the harmonious talents of Ethiopia today.

SEPT-OCT Album Compilations Ethiopian African Enjoy a selection of albums brimming with sounds from the heart of Africa. Listen to collections from Yabba Funk, Victor Deme, Angelique Kidjo and many more.

Ethiopian Traditional Music (Music From Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Instrumental Ethiopian Instrumental is an elaborate and expressive collection of instrumental pieces. Theodros Mitiku, Tilaye Gebre and The Express Band, among others, will soothe you completely through a mixture of their delicate and energetic sounds.

All That Jazz All That Jazz is a concoction of every character within jazz. A handful of artists, such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Donald Byrd, give warming performances in this mix. From old classics to smooth contemporary, All That Jazz is sure to cover all corners of this nonchalant musical style. Easy Listening Easy Listening allows you to switch off and recline, as a very laid-back medley of tunes sing you into total serenity. Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Lisa Hannigan perform their most soothing songs to help you completely repose.

Enjoy collections from some of the greatest artists in Ethiopia today. Artist like Jamboo Joote, Tikue Weldu and Mohammed Tawil. Sit back and appreciate.

Ethiopian Classic Here, enjoy albums full of world-renowned performers, orchestras and soloists, performing major works from some of history’s greatest composers: Bach, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and many more.

Ethiopian Country Here, a fusion of Country albums for you to enjoy. A range of artists, from Buddy Miller to Sara Evans, are here to share a collection of their hits with you.

Ethiopian Hip Hop/R&B A melodic mix of Hip-Hop tunes and R&B hits, with a large selection of albums for you to listen to. This includes artists such as Snoop Dogg, Tinie Tempah and Jennifer Hudson.

Chart Hits Chart Hits is a channel solely dedicated to the latest chart-toppers in pop and rock. If you want to be up-to-speed with the most current hits in music today, then tune into Chart Hits, where Gotye, Lana Del Rey and Beyoncé will definitely activate your musical taste buds. Country This channel offers a blend of cooling Country sounds. With hits from both classic and modern artists, you are sure to experience the refreshing flavors of authentic country music. Jeff Bridges, Emmylou Harris and Lady Antebellum perform some of their best works for you today.

Ethiopian Instrumental Here, we offer an expressive and inspiring collection of Instrumental albums for you to enjoy.

Ethiopian Jazz From old classics to smooth contemporary, here you will find an excellent collection of Jazz albums. You’ll find every great Jazz musician, from Miles Davis to Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong.

Ethiopian Kids World Hits World Hits is an eclectic collection of music from all over the globe. This channel allows you to experience all ranges of talent in all ranges of music. Artists such as Salah Al Zadjali, Destra and Axelle Red take this opportunity to introduce you to their own personal worlds, through the medium of music. Classical Collection Classical Collection showcases world-renowned performers, orchestras and soloists, performing major works from some of the best composers in history. The London Symphony Orchestra with Josef Krips, Walter Klien and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra provide a classical assortment. Classic Rock Rife with roaring riffs and smooth bass lines, Classic Rock is a channel wholly dedicated to true rock n’ roll. Here, Pink Floyd, T. Rex and Jimi Hendrix play a handful of the greatest rock songs in history.

Here, a cheerful compilation of albums, full of upbeat songs for all your little ones to enjoy.

Ethiopian Oldies Enjoy taking a trip down memory lane through this extensive collection of nostalgic albums. This includes some of the greats, such as Al Green, Elvis Presley and Fleetwood Mac.

Ethiopian Pop If you’re looking for the latest hits, then enjoy this medley of the most current Pop albums out now. This includes albums from Beyonce, Lady Gaga and David Guetta.

Ethiopian Rock Relish in a sea of Rock, with albums from legendary rock n’ rollers to the latest stars of 2012 — Bob Dylan, The Strokes and The Black Keys.

Golden Oldies Take a walk down memory lane with a compilation of nostalgic hits. Golden Oldies presents R.E.M., Tina Turner and Duran Duran, who lead the way with a string of classics, taking you right back to when they were No. 1.


Ethiopian World Here, enjoy a diverse collection of hit albums from all over the globe! Amplify your cultural consciousness through sounds from Ely Guerra, Ocean Hai and Oliver Haidt.



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