Addis and the Last Word January 8th 2008 Well spending a week in Addis Ababa was not in our original plans, but Ethiopian Airways seemed to have other ideas for us so a week it was. "Addis" as it is known means "new flower" and its location was chosen because of the natural beauty of the area which is now being eclipsed as massive development sprawls incoherently reaching out further and further from the city. With a population between 5 ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region » Addis Ababa Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
Smitten by the travel bug after my first solo trip through North and South East Asia, I am continuing to explore this incredible world of ours. Next up, country #34, Ethiopia and I look forward to sharing it with you.
Where I've been so far in this wonderful world of ours ...
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