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    • General travel advice and opinions

      Ethiopia Nov 30, 2016 at 7:05 AM

      Hi - I am an adventurous and experienced traveler but I am also an older woman traveling alone. It looks like they have lifted many restrictions and most people who go there are doing ok. I am not a fearful person but I am wondering about the general atmosphere and if I would be presumptuous about exploring places on my own. I am used to jumping on public transportation and getting to sites independently. I do not drive and do not have the budget or desire to go with a guide. Would this attitude and approach be unrealistic, though, in Ethiopia? Thanks!

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    • Current safety situation?

      Ethiopia Nov 28, 2016 at 1:01 PM

      I heard of fresh travel advisory and anti-govt protests. Is it safe to visit in the next 2 months? I heard even Lalibela is unsafe now in the news. Can someone confirm or let me know the ground reality? Thanks!

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    • Ethiopia Welo Opal

      by Chloe426 Online Now Sep 17, 2016 at 8:49 PM

      Going to Addis Ababa for the first time, but are there any shops I can buy Ethiopian Welo Opal jewelry?

      Any info will be appreciated. Thank you.

      3 Answers Nov 18, 2016 at 6:39 AM
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      Experiences with Eyayaw Tours?

      by schmechi Online Now Jul 8, 2016 at 4:41 AM

      Does anybody have personal experience with http://www.eyayawtours.com/? I'd be curious about some references before booking with him (and transferring him money in advance)...

      3 Answers Nov 8, 2016 at 11:18 AM
    • USA mom shopping online for daughter who lives in Addis

      by ritacarolyn Online Now May 8, 2016 at 11:14 AM

      Went to mail my daughter a birthday gift that weighs less than 3 pounds. Postal cost a little more than $50. Yikes. Is there a good source in Addis where I can shop online for gifts and other items and have it delivered locally for much less? She loves yoga and exercise paraphernalia.

      1 Answer May 8, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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      Overnight airport layover

      by jmhultin Online Now May 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM

      We're traveling from the US to Nairobi, and in order to avoid a 2:30 am arrival in Nairobi, I'm considering a 15-hour layover in Addis Ababa, hoping to get a fairly normal night's sleep, which would begin about 7 pm. Is it worth the hassle? Do I have to get a visa for that short stay? Is there a hotel within the international transit area so we can avoid immigration and visas?

      4 Answers May 2, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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      Local tour operators

      by schmechi Online Now Mar 6, 2016 at 4:10 AM

      Due to lack of time I want to visit Omo valley and its tribes with a local tour operator. Because of an internet research and LP-listings I got dozens of addresses, but most of them ignore requests via e-mail.

      Do you think, booking in advance is necessary? Or will I get tour packages right after arriving in Addis Abeba? Is it even cheaper to book on-site? How flexible are they? Do they need preparatory time?

      2 Answers Mar 6, 2016 at 8:38 AM
    • Tobacoo in Ethiopia where are the shops?

      by Dalilaaaaa Online Now Jan 26, 2016 at 10:03 AM

      where to buy cigarettes in Addis?

      2 Answers Mar 5, 2016 at 1:26 PM
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      Leather shop with name `Great Leather' at stadium

      by botharj Online Now May 24, 2015 at 12:39 AM

      Good day, I a urgently looking for the contact details of this leather shop at Addis stadium, if you walk clockwise from the parking lot around the stadium, it is the last leather shop that you get, shop # 416. On the jacket bought there, it indicates the name as GREAT leather. Please help, Nico.

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2015 at 5:45 PM
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      Photography in Addis

      by sharatkum Online Now Mar 6, 2015 at 5:52 PM

      I would like to connect with local photographers in Addis or somebody who can guide me for three days in April. Will appreciate some leads
      Sharat

    • Five hour stop over in Addis Abeba

      by Lenius Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM

      On our way home from the Seychelles to Sweden we are having a 5 hours transit Monday 2/3 from 7.40 p.m. to 00.40 a.m. in Addis Abeba. Is it even worth considering leaving the airport and take a taxi to town? For seeing a sight or two at night and a stroll in the city, maybe a quick meal. If yes; where should we go? We like architecture, and would like to feel the city's pulse. Strolling around outside with our cameras is prefered.

      We are both females and one is holding a Norwegian passport, the other one a Swedish passport, so we can get visas on arrival at the airport. Is the visa on arrival service slow?

      Please notice the question regards the evening/night, so going to the nation museum etc is not an option.

      BR

      Lena

      2 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 12:53 PM
    • Pubs in addis

      by Bohoom Online Now Nov 7, 2014 at 5:07 AM

      Which is best pub in addis on Sunday night?

    • Lido Hotel

      by thesphinxcode Online Now May 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      It is located around the Ministry of Health in Addis Ababa. Anybody know how much Birr per night it is now for one person?
      Do they have internet? How much are the drinks?

      1 Answer May 28, 2014 at 5:49 PM
    • My brother and I have a week in ethiopia starting and leaving from addis ababa

      by phila9012 Online Now May 6, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      He is 25 and I am 21 we just want to experience Ethiopia. What should we do?

      6 Answers May 9, 2014 at 2:26 PM
    • Is this really in Addis?

      by abyssinianchic Online Now Apr 24, 2014 at 3:10 AM

      i am born n raised but i've never heard about these ppl who take you to some corners for traditional dance...sounds a lot like Morocco just never heard this happened in AA. Can someone please tell me exactly where this has happened to them?

      1 Answer Apr 25, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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      Vaccines- When traveling to Addis, is the yellow fever vaccine absolutely necessary?

      by IrishdI Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM

      When traveling to Addis, is the yellow fever vaccine absolutely necessary? Thank you.

      3 Answers Mar 2, 2014 at 6:43 PM
    • vaccnations

      by deanhof Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      What vaccinations are needed or recommended?

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 5:44 PM
    • vaccnations

      by deanhof Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      What vaccinations needed or recommended?

      1 Answer Feb 25, 2014 at 5:54 PM
    • altitudes

      by dreamLady Online Now Feb 20, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      Hi: )

      I plan on going to Addis Ababas towards the end of April for 6days,

      I am very excited but also worry about the high altitude.
      I am from the U.S.. I am a light smoker and also had anxiety in the past.Also I already suffer from headaches. I have doc appointment and im just nervous about the altitude and dont want this worry to ruin my once in a life time trip!! Please help!!

      6 Answers Feb 22, 2014 at 2:31 PM
    • Anywhere to watch NFL games?

      by 1stThingsFoundation Online Now Nov 30, 2013 at 6:39 AM

      I've been country for 4 months now and could really use a good American football game! Plus, my Broncos play the Chiefs tomorrow at 9pm local time. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

      6 Answers Dec 1, 2013 at 8:41 AM
    • Dangerous for women?

      by solala Online Now Nov 22, 2013 at 2:42 PM

      I was told that I shouldn't take my camera with me since it might be stolen. I am a woman and love to discover everything on my own. So do I have to be afraid?

      6 Answers Dec 15, 2013 at 3:58 AM
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      Things not to miss in Addis Ababa - photographically

      by GrumpyDiver Online Now Oct 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      We are going to be spending a few days and will have a chance to poke around Addis Ababa for a few days before we head out to explore other parts of Ethiopia.

      As avid photographers, we are looking for interesting places for street photography as well as shooting cityscapes. The mercato looks to be a great place to see and photograph people. Any other suggestions and general tips would be appreciated.

      3 Answers Nov 22, 2013 at 4:46 PM
    • Need a hairdryer that will work in remote areas around Addis.

      by olesouthernbelle Online Now Oct 23, 2013 at 8:19 AM

      What hairdryer will work in the suburbs of Addis? What electrical requirements? Friends who've been say they haven't been successful with any combination.

      6 Answers Nov 22, 2013 at 6:09 PM
    • Immunization:

      by teresabembury Online Now Oct 17, 2013 at 10:18 AM

      I received 2 days confirmation notice to go to Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) on business trip. I am taking the place of a someone who could not go. My stay is only 3 days. I leave in 2 days, should I make a rush appointment for immunization or does the short time there reduces my chance? . I read that immunization shots should be done 2-6 weeks before the trip. So wouldn't it be ineffective any way if I do? Please advise. Thank you
      FYI- I will be a major hotel, and will only eat the food provided there and at the business event.

      12 Answers Oct 27, 2013 at 9:06 AM
    • Vacation in Ethiopia

      by merchantoftravel Online Now Apr 29, 2013 at 11:54 PM

      Hi,
      I am planning to backpack in Ethiopia sometime this November with my fiance. Please give me any details that would help me. Expenses. Food. Warnings. Places to visit. How many days would be required to cover several places of interest in Ethiopia. Do I need to take the help of a local travel agency. Last year we backpacked through central and Southern Sri Lanka for 11 days without the help of any travel agency. Is this possible in Ethiopia? Please give me some information on the above and any additional information would be really helpful.

      1 Answer Apr 30, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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      Accomodation near airport

      by hannette Online Now Dec 18, 2012 at 8:35 AM

      Hello,

      Does anyone know of budget accomodation close to Bole Airport in Addis?
      We are arriving in the evening and leaving on another flight early in the morning.
      Is it possible to stay over at a lounge in the airport or are their any budget ho(s)tels?

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Dec 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM
    • public transport in eyhiopia

      by sergedhont Online Now Nov 11, 2012 at 9:12 AM

      Hello,

      We are planning a tour in Ethiopia.
      Normaly, we travel on our own with public transport and sometimes a taxi.
      Is it possible to use public transport (buses) in Ethiopia?
      All information is wellcome.

      Many thanks in advance

      2 Answers Nov 14, 2012 at 6:34 AM
    • Tourism Colleges

      by WDJ Online Now Nov 22, 2011 at 5:19 PM

      I would like some contact information about two colleges offering tourism courses(Maedot College and Lion College ) in Addis Ababa. Are they still operating, are they accredited/legitmate and to whom can I direct questions ?

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      hotels, tour organisers

      by iaint Online Now Nov 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM

      2 questions...
      - I've emailed the Jupiter International Cazanchise looking for a booking, but no reply after 3 weeks; any thoughts or suggestions? Do I have to phone?
      - Any suggestions for a reliable company to go to for excursions outside the city and tours of the city itself?

      5 Answers Jan 14, 2012 at 5:39 AM
    • CONTACT INFORMATION

      by jsbhatty Online Now Sep 6, 2011 at 7:06 AM

      PLEASE GIVE CONTACT DETAILS LIKE EMAIL ID AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF BARO HOTEL AND ETHIOPIAN GUST HOUSE OR OTHER BUDGET HOTELS.
      J.S. Bhatty

      1 Answer Sep 6, 2011 at 8:25 AM
    • daytours in adis on 2nd or 3rd of may

      by westybeast Online Now Apr 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

      hello.

      i am in adis for 2 days on the above date.

      which attractions would you recommend to see and should i get a taxi , walk around the centre or get a day tour from which company ?

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2011 at 4:58 AM
    • Medim Hotels

      by Adeshina Online Now Nov 6, 2010 at 6:26 AM

      I will like to know the average costs of rooms per night in medium hotels in Addis ababa and possibly their location,most espectially those with night clubs where a tourist can relax. thanks.

      2 Answers Nov 18, 2010 at 12:36 PM