Local Food and Drinks in Tigray (Gheralta Churches) Region

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Tigray is best-known for its astonishing rock churches (Abune Yemata Guh, Mariam Korkor, Daniel Korkor), this rock churches simply subdue one to be at a loss for words. Aside from the rock churches, Tigray has so many beautiful and remarkable things to experience. If you are looking for doing some off the beaten path activities […]

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GHERALTA ROCK-HEWN CHURCHES

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The heart hums what the mouth can’t tell. Trying to come up with words to let others see what you have seen, to get them see through your end of the telescope is sometimes easy (smiley face emoji), sometimes hard (grumpy) but in this case it’s just simply implausible (emoji unavailable). This churches are more […]

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A PLACE OF ARCHITECTURAL BRILLIANCE – ROCK-HEWN CHURCHES OF TIGRAY

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A place of the devout, a place that conjures the forever unrivaled heroism, troth and sacrifice.Have you ever witnessed a phenomenon that startled you so hard, that your jaw drops way down on the floor and you try to shake out of the enticing vision, but just couldn’t? A place of true wonderment, an ancient […]

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Packlist List When Traveling to Ethiopia

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The climate will range from mild in Addis Ababa, cold in Simien Mountains and slightly humid/hot in the South. Ethiopian weather is such that it is hot in the day time and can be the opposite in the evening and night times Deep in the countryside, we recommend women to dress slightly conservatively – covering […]

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Top 3 Viewpoints of Addis Ababa

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Once a friend who visited Addis Ababa after a long stay of abroad told me that this city is more attractive viewed from the top. I was curious by his remark and asked him to show what he exactly meant. These were his stop viewpoints and I concur 100% after having been there myself. 1. […]

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‘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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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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