Blogs from Addis Ababa Region, Ethiopia, Africa

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Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region January 28th 2017

China in Ethiopia1 Ethiopia 1 17 17 Ethiopia Cultural show 1 2017 1:5China in Ethiopia 1 2017 \ 1-17-2017 Ethiopia Toi den Addis Ababa luc 3AM, 1 gio bay tu Djibouti city. Toi di den khach san ma toi da o 1 nam ve truoc khi toi den day. Khach san Nahna o trung tam thu do Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa co nghia la New Flower. Ngay xua o day la khu dat trong va hoa no day duong va thinh thoang co loai hoa la nen thu do nay duoc coi nhu la loai hoa la nen duoc dat ten la Addis Ababa. Sang toi thuc day toi nhin qua ben kia khach san thay dan homeless van con do. 1 nam truoc day toi tu khach sang nay di thang vao khu homless nay ... read more
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Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region February 23rd 2016

So I grabbed two mini buses to a bigger bus station and found me a bus headed straight to Shashamane…This 500 acres is the sacred home for Rastafarians that His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I gave for all those who wish to repatriate. I don’t want to get into too much detail here because I could go on for daaaaays about the history of this religion and all the weird ties that make it seem pretty legit. Buuuuuut as most religions come to the same deep understanding in their own certain way, it was very interesting to see how super devout Rastas handled the “new Jerusalem.” I got off the bus with no idea of where to stay as the Lonely Planet chapters I purchased online did not include this town…and as it turns out, there ... read more
they indulged me!!!
room with a view

Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region February 19th 2016

Again I am at a loss for words upon arriving at a new African destination. WTF?!?! Where am I?!?!?! first leaving Kigali airport was a treat in and of itself which I appreciated the superior nervousness I obtained while taking my first inter-African flight. I succeeded in arriving in Addis Ababa, but somehow failed to connect with the guesthouse I booked and more importantly with the driver who was supposed to pick me up at 1:30am…..blurg….buuuuuuut I yet again managed and arrived to not speak English to the security guard but did get a room with my own toilet paper, towel, soap, sandals, and bottle of water. #WINNING!!! So my first day entailed arriving (success) and then trying to find contact solution as I was running low. Contact lens solution is a rare commodity in the ... read more
so close guys...so close...

Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region October 26th 2015

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Toi la nguoi Phi Chau. Hom nay toi di tim ve nguon coi cua minh. Trong hanh trinh tim ve nguon coi , cach day khong lau toi da di Phi Chau qua cac nuoc: South Africa, Zambia, Zimbawe va Botwana nam ve phia nam Phi Chau. Hom nay toi tien len phia Dong cua Phi Chau de di den cac nuoc Tanzania, Kenya va Ethiopia, dong thoi toi cung ghe qua trung tam Phi Chau la nuoc Nigeria. Phi Chau la luc dia lau doi nhat so voi Au Chau, A Chau, My Chau va Uc Chau duoc tao thanh cach day 300 trieu nam. Luc khoi thuy do, Phi chau co khung long roi ke tiep la dong vat di bang 2 chan qua nhieu tien trinh cua tao hoa de roi ... read more
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Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region October 18th 2015

My visit to Ethiopia started in Addis Ababa, which means New Flower in Amharic. With more than 3 million people, it’s the capital and largest city of the only African country that wasn't colonized during the end of the 19th century and beginning of 20th century, when greedy European countries (F, GB, P, I, D, B, E) invaded most of Africa for their own benefit. The Italians tried to colonize the country by attacking in 1896 but were defeated by the Ethiopian army! This fact is a source of pride to many Ethiopians. In 1935 the (Sh-)Italians, under command of dictator Mussolini, attacked Ethiopia again by illegally using chemical weapons and took control of the country for about 5 years. Ethiopia uses a different calendar than we do. They just celebrated New Year 2008 (Enkutatash) last ... read more
Holy Trinity (Haile Selassie) Church
View of Addis Ababa
Eating "kitfo" with injera

Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region » Addis Ababa August 14th 2014

Geo: 9.02274, 38.7468Now we have four hours before we head to Paris. Walk along checking things out. When we were here last year, it seemed to be much smaller and did not have all the shops and restaurants we are seeing. Think we landed in the area where planes flying around in Africa were and not the international terminal. Not sure but there were several places to eat or sit around. We decided on a place and sat at the bar. Were waited on and ordered a typical Ethiopian dish and a large glass of beer and a glass of wine. Started talking to the guy next to us.....is Italian and told us how to say "I do not speak Italian!" Had a pleasant visit with him and really enjoyed the food we were served. A ... read more
scene in the airport
lots of interesting people
lots of interesting people

Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region June 16th 2014

Addis isn't quite terrible, for a capital in the developing world. Though it's loud, dusty, and generally filthy, it has its share of open spaces and entertaining sights, and it's fairly easy to get around. Probably the best advice I have is how to deal with Ethiopian Airlines. It seems safe enough, and once aboard, the service isn't too bad and the food is better than most. But trying to purchase tickets for internal flights at a reasonable price can be a chore. If you plan on taking some internal flights, consider booking your international flights with Ethiopian Air. If you save your ticket stub, you can present it at the offices (there are several in Addis, and one in each medium-sized city) and get a major discount. For instance, my flight from Gondar to Axum ... read more
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Market

Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region June 15th 2014

Došao sam do Addisa, smrdljiv, ukliješten, natučen. Kroz prozor autobusa nije izgledalo obećavajuća… Sami kontejneri, barake, siromaštvo. Nisam se namjeravao zadržati ovdje (ah koliko sam bio u krivu ). Kombi je stao na autobusnom kolodvoru, a na moje olakšanje još je bio dan. Autobusni kolodvor je bio dosta zastrašujuć. Veliki prazni prostor bez ikakvog znaka reda i organizacije. Nije prošlo 10 sekundi već sam bio okružen sa 5-6 svakakvih tipova. Stanem s leđima zidu i zovem Chichi, kažem da sam u Addisu i da zapravo nemam pojma gdje da idem. „Nađi kombi iz kojeg viče Bole, Bole (ja sam razumio Bore Bore) i uđi u njega pa te ja čekam tamo“ rekla je. Riješim se tipova i krenem u potrebu za kombijem. Dolazi neka žena srednjih godina i kaže mi: „Reci gdje trebaš ići da ti ... read more
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Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region June 10th 2014

10 June: Ethiopia Warning!! If you look at the photos for the post, please be aware there are skeletons. Once we were checked into our hotel, we went to ask the desk about things to do. They recommended for dinner to go to this local restaurant for traditional food and they also had the traditional dancing. They said to go around 8pm so we had about three hours to kill. Since we were already hungry we decided to have a munchies at the hotel. They lead us to the top floor where they had an open room with balcony to see out over the city. It was a great view. When then ordered fresh juice of strawberries and some French fries. We sat around for a while and enjoyed the view until the came up with ... read more
View from our hotel in Addis Ababa
View from our hotel in Addis Ababa
View from our hotel in Addis Ababa

Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region » Addis Ababa » Arada June 8th 2014

After a nice farewell in Singapore with Nandi seeing me off and Halle picking me up with her mother and sister to see me off, my evening flight started off well. Headed to Bangkok where we picked up more passengers and then headed on to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where I met Samantha. From there our tour guide picked us up and we headed for Debrecen libanos. The drive was about two hours. Along the way it was interesting to see the cities and towns. Many houses are built with small tree trunks and then mud/clay. Many women were carrying her bags on their backs, many donkeys also carrying heavy loads. There were many farms with sheep, horse carriages, sheep, and cows. Many being bearded along the roads or country side. When we finally reached Debrecen libanos, ... read more
Christian monastery
Valley
Ethiopian bird




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