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Six days in Addis

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Six days in Addis

I currently have a trip planned for six days in Addis. Will there be enough to keep busy during that time in the city? There's a handful of things I see popping up as recommended like the Ethnological Museum, etc. but it I don't have a whole lot on my itinerary right now.

Also, should I feel free to take pictures while I'm out and about or would the camera be likely to be snatched or make me stick out even more to the pick pockets, etc.? It's a pretty nice one, so I'd hate to lose it, but also want to capture the trip. Carrying it around, it fits in my front pocket, but is pretty bulky and obvious it's in my pocket.

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It seems very long Time . If Addis is your type of Enjoyable city you will definatly be Bussy walking , using the Minibuses, and diffrent atrctions.

You dont have to worry about it If you stay on the main Street. For precaution Hold your camera tightly. You dont have to worry.

Never herd of Camera snatching . There are Mobile phone Snatching DURING when the day is getting Dark and some neighboyr hoods.

If you get in Merkato byourself becarful the palce around the recycling Market ( Min alesha Tera).

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depends on what your hobbies are. If you are a keen photographer there are incredible places for that ultimate snap. If you are a walker/hiker there are great hills to climb and beautiful country walks to do just outside Addis. If you are into museums and churches, there are many to visit. If you are into food, there are restaurants galore to try. You can use one of the many tour companies and head to Langano where there is the only lake without bilharzia and where watersport is offered. The drive passes several other lakes where you can spot hippos and numerous birds. If you are into ethnic shopping Mercato - the largest open market in Africa is a must but you need a guide as very easy to get lost and as someone else mentioned a place for pickpockets but the guide would take care of you. Like most countries you do need to be careful and your best bet is to take your camera in a backpack and take it out when needed i.e. do not hang it around your neck or arm. I have lived on and off in Addis on three separate occasions and have always felt safe, but we have heard of recent attacks in the city. My husband has had his cell phone nicked by a bunch of kids who tend to surround you and whilst some distract you others are relieving you of your possesions, but this can happen in most countries now if you are not alert. Having said all this you will be in awe of Ethiopia....it is truly a beautiful and photographic country, and the people are mesmerizing and ever so friendly.

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