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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis on a budget

As an innocent I got a phone stolen in the street . My fault for not being prepared . You need a good strong bag with good strong fastenings . The second attempt at pickpocketing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Addis is changing every time I am there. Growing and rising with new hotels, shops and buildings. The charm is still there, I hope it will not be lost due to "progress"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As an innocent I got a phone stolen in the street . My fault for not being prepared . You need a good strong bag with good strong fastenings . The second attempt at pickpocketing was stopped by a stern word . This is not a violent place. I had a few beers in the local shipping container bars (real... More 

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Ahmedabad
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

overall an average place is know for its coffee so if u happen to be their dont miss it i landed their bcoz of transit i tried to explore the market in terms of my fabric business bt it was a bad idea we went out to church entoto mountain, market its a nice place language is an issue bigtime... More 

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East Asia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

City is easy to travel, no problems with safety, scams. Taxis are relatively expense, including for locals. From Airport you will pay ca. 150 Birr. getting around with mini buses is no problem, people speak English and guide to get to the correct destination. Many construction sites (light rail, streets), likely in two years the city will look very different/... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Addis Ababa has interesting museums with the oldest skeleton 3.5 million years old Lucy, you can see the live markets (MERKATO). The Ethnological Museum for an overview of Ethiopia's history, culture and traditions, and collection, there are many nomadic tribes customs item.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

the traffic is insane and nothing about Addis is easy, but if you are looking to spend time in a place that is unique and interesting I highly recommend Addis.

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Accra
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

To start with, I have a knack for mountain adventures so when I headed for Addis, it was paradise come true. I enjoyed the mountain air, the fresh baked coffee beans at the bakery near by. I had the privilege of staying in one of addis ababa's up-skill residential apartments (CMC) near Gurd-Shola on your way to Iyat. Shopping at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a great experience in Addis Ababa; I'm glad I went there. The guidebooks emphasized its size outdoors and it is indeed vast. It is also bustling, crowded and busy. That is part of its charm. I was glad my travel partner and I went with a local guide, because it would have been very easy to get lost.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Addis Ababa is a melting pot of the different cultures that make up Ethiopia. Located almost spot bang in the centre of the country, and among the rolling hills of the Ethiopian Highlands, it is one of Africa's highest cities at an altitude of 2,500 metres. As a result, the weather is a mild 18-30 degrees throughout. The different areas... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Took some getting used to but after a couple of days I really liked Addis. The minibuses are an excellent and cheap way to get around. The people are friendly. The place is crazy and fun.

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