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Addis Ababa

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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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High Altitude Adventure

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Accra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Addis is not to be missed. That said, it does not warrant a long stay. One should set aside a day to two days to wander and see various sites of the city. Most of the treasures that Ethiopia has to offer though lie to the far north and a bit to the south. As I said though, do not... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Went over here with a charity to help children that were losing their kindergarten... Everyone here was lovely.. Going back next year! Surprisingly good food!

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Sepolno Krajenskie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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