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Debre Berhane Selassie

Debre Berhan Selassie an easy stroll 2km northeast of town. Despite its walls hosting the nation’s most vibrant ecclesiastical artwork, it’s the ceiling that captures most visitors’ imaginations. Think of Mona Lisa’s smile and multiply it 104 times!

Debre Berhane Selassie Debre Berhane Selassie

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Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano

Erta Ale is a very remote and rarely visited shield volcano in the Afar region of East Africa.

Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano

Mulatu Astatke

The Father of Ethio Jazz: Mulatu Astatke

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Churches in Ethiopia

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Churches in Ethiopia Churches in Ethiopia

Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal

The Ethiopian wolf is the rarest canid in the world (Sillero 2001), and is one of the world's rarest mammals.

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Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Awasa , southern Ethiopia’s largest city, is 100km further south and sits on the shores of attractive Lake Awasa. With plenty of facilities, a great fish market and row boats to boot, Awasa is a great place to stop.  

Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

The Center of Ethiopian art and culture Gondar, founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635, is famous for its many medieval castles and the design and decoration of its churches.

Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

Things to do in Addis

 

Ethio-Americans we call them WZUPS sometimes breeze into Addis for a couple of weeks and return complaining that there was nothing to do in Addis. Addis does take a while to get to know if you know what I mean, Thanks to the guide magazines to Addis Ababa like Addis Happenings, What’s Up Addis! You can get many things to do now.

Get a few checklists of Addis portal things to do in Addis

Lunches at the Amsterdam Restaurant, to start with the foods are delicious and you are bounce to run into any number of interesting folks while there.Location Behind Bole Mini on bole road.

Of course, Makush Art gallery and restaurant is another choice for Italian Dishes and it would be nice while you're there to check out the artwork by several Ethiopian artists and maybe buy some. Location 1st floor Mega building, Bole road

Dinner: Habesha Restaurant on Bole Road also serves good Ethiopian food while enjoying wonderful vocalists performing as you eat dinner. (They also serve lunch.)

For excellent Italian food, check out El Camineto near Bole Homes. Excellent food at a good price.

For a spectacular view of Addis, Top View Restaurant is not to be missed.

Castelli Restaurant in Piassa has been there for so long, many people rave about it. People say it’s the best Italian restaurant for pasta.

Photo developing: Procolor opposite Mega House on Bole Road. Helpful staff, excellent developing and printing service including digital media center.

Photo copy place: Procolor opposite Novis Supermarket on Bole Road

Bookstore: Bookworld, near the Cathedral School.

You can visit places like Selassie Church,(Located behind the parliament) This Church is built by Atse Haile Selassie to commemorate his return from exile and to honor the people who fought during the Ethio-Italian War. This is a perfect place to spend an afternoon you will see the resting place of Atse Haileselasse and his wife, plus learn a great deal about the church architecture and paintings. It’s a must see place.

Amest-Kilo, National Museum of Ethiopia the museum it contains the famous Lucy bones, and other artifacts about Ethiopia. It will probably take you about 2 hours to visit the museum without guide. After visiting the museum you can have a good lunch in the Gojo Bet located within the museum.

Addis Ababa University Ethiopian Studies Museum: A very rich, and well-documented museum. You will find a wealth of information, and artifacts. This is a great place to visit if you are interested about Ethiopian history.

Lion Zoo: to see lions from Ethiopia

FelWeha: You don't have to drive all the way to Sodere to enjoy the volcanic hot springs. Right in the middle of Addis is FelWeha, for your hot bath. Very relaxing.

Addis Ababa Stadium: If you are a soccer fan and miss the old rivalry between St. George and Coffee, how about stopping by the Addis Stadium. Games are usually held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The rivalry and the fans are still there. It is an experience you will never forget.

Legaher Train Station: This is a historic building. Stop there wonder how the place was about 100 years ago, if you are lucky you would see a train go by also a great view for photographers to capture the famous Churchill Godana Picture.

 

Like we said on the beginning these is pages may not be enough to list all but you know what we wanna say there is a lot to see in Addis.

Habesha libs: Shero Meda, MT Traditional Clothes

Icecreams and cakes: Bilo’s pastery, Kalid’s Coffe

Live music: The Coffee House on Thursday nights. Buffet De Lagarre, Roha Bar and restaurant, Harar Mesobe, Asli, Harlem Jazz

Best Night hangout: the Virgo Lounge, Black Rose, Illusion club, Gas Light

Favorite hangout: New York New York, Free zone, Lime Tree

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The best coffee house: Peakok, Roby pastry, Yeshi Bona

The best swimming pool: Hilton

The best quick getaway out of town: Family Restaurant in Debre Zeit

Runner up: Addis Ababa Golf Club, Old Airport, opposite the Lion Supermarket.

Newspapers: English news papers Capital, Fortune for business, Addis Admas and the Reporter for general news.

For Row Meat: Mulu Showa, Ashu bet,Girgiro

Massage: Hilton

Balcony seat at City Café on Bole Road.

Fruit Juices: Purple Café, London Cafe

Flowers: Meskel Flowers, California

Film Festivals: Alliance Franchise

Horseback riding for kids: Addis Golf Club

Movies: Alem Cinima on weekends for Ethiopian best movies such as The 11th hour (by the way it’s a must see movie).

Shopping Mall: Dembel City Center , Fraindship which accompanies the best shops such as Kinaff leather which purveys the finest leather products, Yeha Silver, King Silver and much shops

 

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