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Large square in town. I have been there on the Ethiopian New Year and for Meskel holiday and it was a brilliant experience to be part of the celebrating crowd. Otherwise it is just a large place with cars passing by in all directions and...More
Addis Abeba is not an attractive city, quite busy and chaotic, but you should spend at least a day there to get a bit into the African urban life.
The city and the country are absolutely safe, meaning that no one will point a knife...More
Once a place of great traffic confusion, this very busy 'Square" has been transformed. Traffic signalling and police direction gas made this a place of wonder and organization. The new Metro is efficient and multiple lines go through the square. Lots of history in this...More
Admittedly a little salty because I got pickpocketed here. As far as I can tell, that seems to be the primary activity taking place in Meskel. It's not a particularly aesthetic venue--dusty and dirty. You'll probably pass by it while you're in town. If you...More