Debbie goes to Ethiopia! A VSO volunteer in Assosa. Here is my blog.

Hyperbole Magazine – Winter 2014 December 10, 2014

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**Hyperbole Winter 2014**

Above is the link for the latest VSO Ethiopia Magazine.  Some of the articles include:

  • International Volunteer Day
  • A visit from the Irish President
  • A day in the life of a Volunteer Obs Gynae Doctor
  • Setting up a dairy farm business
  • Addis Ababa from the perspective of a newbie
  • Bolivia and Ethiopia – similarities and differences
  • Plus much much more……..!!!!!!

This was my last edition as one of the editors, sad times!  I’ve really enjoyed working on it, good luck for the future, team!


Hyperbole Magazine – Autumn 2014 September 8, 2014

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The latest magazine from VSO Ethiopia volunteers and staff.

**Hyperbole Autumn 2014**

Articles include information about Ethiopian New Year, surviving in Afar region, schools in Tigray, a volunteers’ lessons learnt, and the power of music and gardening.  Plus a lot more (including comic language moments, one of which is mine….).


Hyperbole Summer 2014 June 9, 2014

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Want to read about what it’s like to work in a hospital in Ethiopia?  Or a knitting club in an Ethiopian university? An interview with the Deputy Country Director of VSO?  Or what it’s like dealing with celebrity status as a ferenji every day?

Here is the latest edition of the VSO-Ethiopia magazine!  Click the link below:

**Hyperbole Summer 2014**

Some of the articles probably might not be of interest to those of you outside Ethiopia/VSO, but I hope some of the articles will be.  Full contents on the first page.

Happy reading!



Hyperbole March 21, 2014

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Nope, this isn’t going to be a post full of exaggerations…’s actually the name of the VSO Ethiopia magazine written by staff and volunteers (a good old play on words, Bole is a place in Addis….).

It’s full of information about life and work in Ethiopia, and there are some great articles.  Plus, of course, the editing team are fantastic 😉  It is mainly aimed at staff and volunteers in Ethiopia as the readership, but if anyone is interested to read it, it offers further insight into life in Ethiopia and working for VSO.

The Hyperbole – Spring 2014 

Happy reading!