Addis Ababa Local Customs

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  • THE SUGAR CANE SELLERS
    THE SUGAR CANE SELLERS
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    THE SUGAR CANE SELLERS

    by DAO Written Jun 30, 2013


    These guys are fascinating to watch. They start the day – early – by collecting 5-10 very tall stalks of sugar cane. These can reach up to 6 metres in length! Needless to say they are heavy and awkward for these poor guys to carry around. They will sell you a length of sugar cane about as long as your hand for 1 or 2 Birr (11-22 US Cents). After they hack this portion off with their machete, they now have a lighter and shorter load. They then walk around until dark selling. You can easily tell what kind of day they have had.

    If you do like sugary things, please buy a little bit from them. They are lucky to make $3-4 a day. If you don't you can buy a small amount and give it to some kids on the street.

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    Slaughtering a goat in the playground

    by georeiser Updated Sep 20, 2008

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    Two men are slaughtering a goat right in the playground where children plays. This photo was taken outside Rodeo Restaurant near Bole road in Addis Abeba.

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