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    Shoeshine workers

    by georeiser Written Jun 10, 2010
    Shoeshine workers in Piazza, Addis Ababa

    Fondest memory: There are plenty of shoeshine workers in Addis Ababa, and most of them doesn't have too much customers. Some of them wanted to do shoeshine on my runningshoes, but it's not exactly the most suitable shoes to do a shoeshine on.

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    Unravel the extraordinary beauty of Eithopia

    by zakchahal Written Dec 18, 2013
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    Favorite thing: One is frequently faced with the daunting question of where to begin exploring the majestic continent of Africa. yes, we have all heard about the exquisite and overwhelmingly beautiful culture that each country of this beautiful continent has in store along with opportunities of indulging in the perfect African adventure with the exotic safaris, but at the end of the day, you need to pick that perfect country offering not only all this but also fascinating history, gorgeous landscapes and friendly welcoming people. While many countries of Africa offer this but in my personal opinion, there is none comparable to the beautiful and extraordinary country of Ethiopia! Boasting not only an exquisite and inspiring culture as old as 3000 years but also Africa's highest peaks, eye-catching rugged mountains, volcanic lakes, huge savannah, exquisite wildlife and some of the world heritage listed sites that have known to captivate the world, Ethiopia is just that perfect country that we all dream of vacationing in at some point in life.
    The more you spend time exploring Ethiopia, the more you'll fall in love and be enthralled by this one-of-a-kind African country. with so much in store and so much adventure lurking in this gorgeous piece of land that you'd wish to hop on the next affordable flight to Ethiopia without wasting any time because that is exactly how I feel after my extraordinary expedition to this majestic country.
    Now you need an idea of what awaits you on a holiday in Ethiopia? I have compiled a list of some of my personal favorites that you are also guaranteed to love.
    Extraordinary landscapes
    Ethiopia boasts paved roadways that make exploring through this beautiful country more accessible and easy. You will be amazed at the sheer diversity of natural beauty that this beautiful country is blessed with. From the vast expanses of lush savannahs that are made more indulgent by the sound of the interspersed waterfalls, to the stunning depressions of Danakil that are as deep as 125 meters below sea level and the majestic peaks of the Simian mountains and the Amharic highlands, Ethiopia is that one land where you can witness the stunning beauty of Mother Nature at its best. So if you have been looking for a vacation that speaks nothing but adventure, Ethiopia is the place for you.
    Enthralling history
    Ethiopia's inspiring history has led this country to boast as many as seven World Heritage Listed sites that you will simply love exploring. The stunning medieval settlement boasting rock-hewn churches of Laibela is definitely one of them. The settlement of built as early as the 12th century by the then presiding king that has still been remarkably preserved to date. But that's not all that Ethiopia has in store. Explore one of the most ancient town of Axum and the stunning castle compounds of Gonder that are sure to leave you awestruck. Ethiopia's history and its centuries old culture are definitely some of the few things that set this country apart from its other neighbors.
    Apart from all this, there is so much more that this beautiful country has to offer. There is simply nothing that you wouldn’t fall in love with in your Ethiopian holiday expedition.

    Fondest memory: Ethiopia is the only African country that prides itself in boasting some of the most breathtaking wonders of Mother Nature, a rich vibrant culture and innumerable historical sites. All these combined in this one destination will be like touring the mighty continent of Africa.

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    Beggers

    by flynboxes Written Dec 24, 2007
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    Favorite thing: You will find beggers all over the place here. If you shake your head they will leave you alone after a few minutes..they will walk between cars at stop lights when the cops are not around to shoo them off. You will see everything you can imagine and some may break your heart but giving them money will only make the problem worse...
    There is a solution...Hope Enterprises on Churchill St.
    You can buy meal tokens here to hand out to the local kids so they don't waste the money on something they don't need. Like the LP books says..they feed alot of hungry faces each day and this is the best way to go if you feel the need to help out.

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