‘Odd’ things Ethiopian

January has 31 days. No, wait, is it 30? Okay hold on, how many does February have? This really is frustrating. Especially for someone who didn’t grow up in the Western culture. There are ‘odd’ things that Ethiopia either has or doesn’t have that might shock you at first; but don’t worry, once you read […]

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Where to Shop in Addis ABaba

Traveling can be tricky; containing your belongings into one or two suitcases, making sure you haven’t forgotten any essentials. Coming to Ethiopia can even be an even harder task, considering the limitations on availability of essential items. If you’re in Addis, permanently or temporarily, and you’re in the market for some things, we have compiled […]

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Those Ethiopian Things You Can’t Help Fall in Love With

Have you heard someone explain something they did, said or felt simply by saying “That’s because I’m Ethiopian”? Odds are, it really is. There are specific things that Ethiopians are taught growing up. Although the younger generation is widely influenced by popular Western culture, the overwhelming majority of Ethiopians practice these customs and traditions. “Gursha” […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Going Out in Addis

Addis Ababa has a very unique nightlife scene that is absolutely 100% Ethiopian. That’s not to say that every bar, lounge or club you frequent will be serving traditional beer, wine and spirits, but there are definitely some unwritten rules you should adhere to that will just make your night a lot better and drama […]

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Ethiopian Holidays You Should Not Miss

Cultural diversity, historical artifacts, and natural heritage all contribute to making Ethiopia one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. The world famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the history of the 2,000 year old Axum, the walled city of Harar, the castles of Gondar, and the rich endemic wildlife species can all be […]

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Top 5 late night food spots in Addis

For those of you who have moved to Addis after living/partying in other large metropolitan cities, you’ve probably noticed that there’s usually something missing at the end of a late night out. What is it you ask? Well, it could be your favorite 24-hour diner where you love to order pancakes at 4am. It could […]

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How to Survive Driving in Addis Ababa

You are an adventurous traveler. You go to places people don’t dare to go. You eat delicacies that many loathe to taste. And you drive in places no one dares. Now, you are in Addis Ababa, just like I, exploring the City…the adventurous in you is wondering if you should get behind the wheels. Of […]

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Top 3 Best Bars off the Beaten Path in Addis Ababa

Most people agree that Addis Ababa has some of the best nightlife in Africa, if not the world. When visiting, or living in the country for a short while, the tested, tried and true spots will never disappoint on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. The owners of Addis Ababa’s well-established bars, clubs and lounges […]

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What to Expect When Expecting to be in Addis Ababa

You’re stepping off the airplane; strong wind brushes upon your face; you might even feel a cold breeze. That, ladies and gentlemen, is Bole International Airport. Walking distance from one of the city’s busiest and upcoming streets, Bole International Airport serves as the main airport for local and international flights. When coming into Addis for […]

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Top Restaurants for a Romantic Dinner in Addis Ababa

Have you ever wondered which places are ideal for wining and dining that girl who finally agreed to go out with you? Whether it’s a first date, dinner with your better-half or an anniversary dinner, you would want to surprise her with your restaurant selection. There is nothing like good food served in an amorous […]

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