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Food – The Ultimate Reason To Visit Ethiopia

Contributed by Sara Genene

Today, we bring you the final installment of Sara Genene’s top five reasons to visit her home town of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.  Needless to say no write-up on Ethiopia would be complete without a mention of its food.

Ethiopian cuisine is as unique and diverse as the country and is worth experimenting. It is in the city of Addis Ababa where the taste of Ethiopian adventure starts with the national staple “Injera” a fermented pancake like bread straight from the oven.  Through these pictures, you can have a virtual introduction and enticing invitation to the world of Ethiopian cuisine.

PS from Lakshmi: We hope you enjoyed this multi-part journey through Sara’s lens on her homeland.  To learn more about Ethiopia and continue your virtual journey, please do visit Sara’s blog  at www.aboutaddisababa.wordpress.com

A Shopper’s Paradise Can Be Found in Ethiopia

Contributed by Sara Genene

Today we bring you another compelling reason to visit Addis Ababa – Shopping!!

Addis Ababa is home to the largest open market in Africa called Merkato and other colorful markets and souvenir shops where you can find the real feel of Ethiopia. Take a look at these pictures and you’ll encounter the ultimate visual treat in armchair travel and inspiration.

PS from Lakshmi:  A few years ago I happened to hear Liya Kebede, the famous Ethiopian model speak about her passion for traditional Ethiopian weaving and how her interest sparked a whole business to empower locals and sell things made in her home country.  For those unable to visit Ethiopia, you can take yet another virtual journey through the country’s offerings at Liya’s website at http://www.lemlem.com/

Culture – A Compelling Reason To Visit Ethiopia

Contributed by Sara Genene

We continue our journey on the top five reasons why you must make a trip to Addis Ababa.  After speaking about discovering hidden treasures and coffee, we bring you the number three reason to make this city a mandatory stop.  The culture of Ethiopia beckons you.

Addis Ababa is an arena for many colorful festivals, Ethiopian holidays and events, which are a perfect reflection of the distinctive Ethiopian culture and its people.

If you have any special memories of a vist to Addis, please write in.

Tomorrow, we bring you reason number four for visiting Addis.  Here’s a clue – Women in particular enjoy this!