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Coffee – The number 2 reason to visit Addis Ababa

Contributed by Sara Genene

We continue today from our last post https://aglobalaffair.com/2013/06/11/top-five-reasons-you-should-visit-addis-ababa-ethiopia-part-1/on the top five reasons to visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Love Coffee? So why not come to its birthplace. (For many, this reason could supersede all others for a visit!).

Join us on this visual journey to see first hand why having coffee in Ethiopia is an out of the ordinary experience.

On the next post, we’ll feature yet another reason to visit Addis.  A hint – It is something that is exotic, intriguing and a reason for travel.

Top Five Reasons You Should Visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Part 1

Contributed by Sara Genene

This week we are very pleased to bring you a series of photo essays from a part of the world not featured frequently on our site – Africa.  We are privileged to have our guest writer Sara Genene bring you the world of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Sara, a native of Addis brings you her perspective on the top five reasons to make a visit to her hometown.  When I finished looking at her posts, all I wanted to do was board the next flight over.

We hope you enjoy this multi-day journey through Sara’s lens (her words and photos).

Here’s the start of Sara’s invitation to visit her homeland.

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia.  The name Addis Ababa contains two Amharic words, which simply means “New Flower”. Addis Ababa is also referred to as the “Capital City of Africa” because of being a lively nucleus of social, political and economic activity and home to such prominent headquarters as the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.  It is the city where you can really capture the essence of Ethiopia and the spirit of Africa in general. Here are the top five reasons why you should visit Addis Ababa.

Reason 1:  Witness The Hidden Treasures Of Ethiopia

No matter who you are or where you from, Addis Ababa is the only city in the world where you can visit your ancestors.

Stay tuned for the number two reason to visit Addis – (Hint – It’s a beverage!)

The Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt – Pictures Of A Bygone Era

On our last-minute splurge to Luxor, we spent several hours at the Temple of Hatshepsut.  The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is a spectacular tribute located on the west bank of the Nile.  The site has been immortalized in legions of photographs of the region, Indian movies have songs shot in this picturesque location and more recently the site was witness to the massacre of several tourists in 1997.  Our guide, as previously mentioned showed no desire to accompany us and so we actually enjoyed happening upon images and statues unexpectedly.  Do drop in a line if you have visited the site or simply tell us what you think of the place based on this visual journey.

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