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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Just different, but I love peoplle of Adis!

I was in Adis only 3 days, but it was really interesting. The land of coffee, marathon peoplle, very interesting traditions, meal, dancing. Of course, it is poor country- what do... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I can genuinely say that Ethiopians are the nicest people I have ever met. Good Samaritan central. Even though you may need to haggle for a ride in a taxi...which you should pay about 50bir for within the city and 100bir to it's environs.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Addis has been compared to a huge njera, all spread out and covered in a messy mix of dishes. It has charm, plenty of chaos and noise, and generally surprises the visitor at each step. Very different from other Africa cities, and generally more charming.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was in Adis only 3 days, but it was really interesting. The land of coffee, marathon peoplle, very interesting traditions, meal, dancing. Of course, it is poor country- what do you want to expect? But peoplle- they are nice, poor, but enjoyng the life. They are very good runners and I didn't see any one fat. There are some... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Pickpockets abound, the traffic is awful and the drivers all drive as if they had multi million dollar policies. The tourist attractions are woefully underfunded and in need of attention. Not much to offer for tourists. I wouldn't go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Addis has a very good energy! Since the city is under massive construction with new buildings, hotels and restaurants but most importantly the light train! The food is amazing and people are nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have been to many developing countries and cities but Addis beats them all for its dirt and dust everywhere. Pick pockets abound (thankfully I escaped after warning) .The drivers are nightmarish. It is difficult to find anything positive to say about the city

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My first step on "Africa" was actually in Ethiopia, not including Egypt as "Africa", anyway, when I got out of the plane, it was 16degrees Celcius (60 degress Fahrenheit)! I thought Africa was suppose to be really hot, then later i found out its above 7000feet above sea level. I didnt have a chance to visit the churches or museums... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

During my trip to Ethiopia I send 2 days in Addis Ababa, it is several million people but still very undeveloped which many people might think is normal for an African country however Ethiopia is full of culture but just its not shown. By second day afternoon we didn't know what else to do, what kind of disappointing the tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's a bustling city. Dilapidated infrastructure but the people are solid, the food amazing and the history museum in Addis Ababa is great, especially for kids learning about the development of Homo sapiens. Great exhibit on the timeline and of course the (replica) of Lucy's skeleton!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The city is loads of fun - absolutely buzzing with life! Much of the enjoyment of visiting Addis is soaking up the atmosphere itself rather than visiting the tourist attractions, many of which were disappointing - particularly the museums. Great food, helpful taxi drivers and even though only about 1 in 10 of those we used had any idea where... More 

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