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Addis Ababa

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in Addis Ababa
Type: Civic Centers, Sights & Landmarks
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Sepolno Krajenskie
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Addis Ababa is a vibrant capital of Ethiopia and a combination of everything. There is vibrant night scene, great restaurants, music and art scene but also horrible traffic, pollution and sometimes hasslers... I sometimes say that I hate this city, but most of the times I do have to admit my love for it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Spent two nights in the Ethiopian Capital and must say I understand why it's the headquarters of the OAU now AU. The city still maintains its ancient structures though modernization has started creeping in with tall buildings springing up. Can't say there are attractions here anyways. For more fun and attraction take a tour of the country side and visit... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I just got back from an incredible trip to Ethiopia, and owe it all to Temesgen (Tom) for making it possible. From the second he picked us up at the airport in Addis, we felt at home, and knew were in for an incredible trip. Whether it was seeing historical sites in Ghondar or Aksom or hiking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Kaleb Teklu is my regular city, discovery and trekking guide from Addis. I am from Europe and have worked with Kaleb for several years. ...he is the best you will find. He has a genuinely big heart and always goes beyond the usual level of help and expertise that you would expect or hope for. He is a font of... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We flew into Addis and spent a few days there to learn about the country. But it is not a warm and easy city to visit. People are friendly but lots of beggars and not that much to do or see. We loved the country side much more than Addis.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

City is under a lot of construction, this is a city to watch on the next 5 years. it may be the next hub in Africa. I loved the roads no traffic jams, guess they transport network to be watched in the next few years- the Electric gauge.... The taxis are quite old when you see them but inside they... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This city is the capital of Ethiopia and obviously is a bustling city with a major growth in progress. I love people watching while touring other countries and this is a wonderful place to do just that!

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Santo Stino di Livenza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

addis abeba is always full of people, in all the street. You can see churches, monuments and do shopping! What else ?

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Hmmm, buildings being built everywhere, roads being built everywhere! Few interesting things to see and do but you may leave with the feeling of why did I bother! Having said that the people were very friendly, hardly any tourists and not much traffic. Goto Tamoca coffee bar in the Piazza, La Mandoline French restaurant in Bole and Entoto Hill, visit... More 

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After a week in remote parts of Ethiopia, I enjoy coming to Addis for all it has to offer in the way of restaurants and hotels. It is a crowded city, traffic can be horrendous at peak times, especially with the construction of the light rail system causing lane closures and detours. But it is slowing moving into the 21st... More 

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