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A flight delay lead to an unscheduled stop here, for one night. I didn’t get to see much other than a short bus ride between Bole International Airport and a hotel – and back again the next morning – but I’d like to see more, and I’d like to see more of Ethiopia.
Some of it was a little daunting – armed guards with machine guns standing on street corners etc. Just things that you are not used to.
The sight of Addis Ababa from an aeroplane, at night surprised me. It was so so unexpectedly big… All you could see for miles and miles were hundreds of lights, it seemed like every house had one outside, and there were just rows and rows and rows of them. It just stretched on for so far. My pathetic description gives you no idea of what a sight it was!
This, and all my other sights in Addis Ababa were the first sights I got on my trip to Africa of another culture, another lifestyle, another world it seemed. And thats why I loved it so much, even though I was there for a matter of hours. Because I saw something new and saw a little glimpse of another way of life and it was the beginning of an amzing experience in Africa that made it special. I hope if I ever go back I will see it like that all over again.over 6 years ago
I was fortunate enough to stay in the Sheraton during my visit to Addis; it is a virtual palace. I was stunned when I peeked over the garden walls one day and saw people living in discarded cargo containers.
Everyone was extremely kind, the food was incredible, and the vistas from the mountain top breathtaking.over 7 years ago
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meganeleanor asks,“I will be in Ethiopia from Dec-Feb. What will the weather be like? Can I get my visa in the airport? I have also seen conflicting reports about whether or not I need proof of vaccination. Is this true? Will they require this before I get a visa?” over 2 years ago
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