UF in Ethiopia day 3: Red terror, AU/EU and a dinner surprise

After starting off our Tuesday with breakfast, we went to the Red Terror Memorial Museum. It was a small but very important and moving place, as it explained the rise and acts by the communist regime between 1974 and 1991, and the killing and torture they exposed to the people. The museum showed pictures of […]

UF in Ethiopia day 2: Intensive meetings and diplomacy

Second day of the trip, a day full of meetings! We had breakfast at our hotel and walk to the first one: the Swedish Embassy in Ethiopia. We were received with a traditional swedish fika by our hosts Helena and Alicia. During the meeting, they gave us a brief background of the work done at […]

UF in Ethiopia Day 1: Stories without boundaries and a taste for injera

Welcome to the UF travel blog! The destination of this spring has been Ethiopia, a country in the horn of Africa that is currently undergoing a lot of political reforms and structural changes. On the fourth of May, 16 travelers set of to a long journey from Uppsala via Istanbul to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia! […]

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UF in Kosovo Day 8: Leaving and looking back

After more than one week abroad the departure day was here. We left our Airbnb in Priština around 8 since our plane was suppose to departure around 11, but it got delayed 1 hour so we got some time to eat breakfast at the airport. Since there was no direct flights home available we got […]

UF in Kosovo Day 7: Perspective, starstruckness and nostalgia

Hi there and Happy Holidays! Saturday 15th was our first, and only full, day in Pristina, Kosovo. It started off amazingly as our hostel for some fantastic reason had decided to give us free breakfast – so to our surprise we all woke up to a warm croissant each. After once again collecting ourselves we […]