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    • to stay in Arba Minch

      Arba Minch' Oct 2, 2016 at 2:34 AM

      hi. i m a Doctor. how is arba minch place to stay for a long term.. what are the some important point to take care to stay there.. how is the connectivity and the mobile network and internet over there.. and are there any good houses where we can stay for one year or two.. any contact can anyone provide ..

    • Moving to Addis

      by j444444 Online Now Oct 5, 2010 at 10:32 AM

      Hi There,

      I'm moving (alone) to Addis soon as an expat for 2 years.

      I'm coming November and will probably stay in a hotel/or Appartment temporarily until I find a permanent residence.

      I will appreciate any feedback from people living there in terms of social life , transportation, housing rent, internet access/prices (are we able to get internet on a mobile phone ?), weather and security.

      Hobbies and sports ?

      Do you still have Electricity/Water cut ?

      What do I need to pay attention to ?


      3 Answers Oct 25, 2010 at 2:08 PM
    • Rent a car without a driver in Ethiopia

      by Stephnovember Online Now Oct 5, 2010 at 2:22 AM


      I am searching the whole www to find out if it is possible to rent a car without a driver in Ethiopia. Anybody has any contacts? Or advise?

      We live in Africa so we are used to very bad road conditions and we have driven in plenty of other countries so for us the issue of safety/bad roads etc does not make a difference as we experience this on a day to day basis.

      We like to rent a car without a driver so we are free to go where we want to without planning to much. Or is it possible to get around in taxi for reasonable prices? Or would this be very expensive?

      Please help me....

    • Internet access

      by lynlyn555 Online Now Aug 17, 2010 at 3:16 AM

      I am a UK student who is travelling to Addis in October for a 10 day trip. I'm working on a dissertation for my university course and it would be very helpful to have internet access while I'm there so I don't fall behind on my work.

      What is the best way to get internet as a tourist? I've heard of CDMA and that they allow rental, but it seems very complicated. Is there an easy way?

      5 Answers Aug 30, 2010 at 8:51 AM
    • Security in Addis Ababa

      by sebligerien Online Now Aug 2, 2010 at 12:13 AM

      I may go to Addis-Ababa for work. I first would like to know if the city is safe. Some say it is one of the most secured city in Africa, but I read on the official French government website that some troubles occurred in 2008 and 2009 (explosions). What's your opinion about that?
      Thank you for your help.

      3 Answers Aug 17, 2010 at 5:08 AM
    • where is Tblisi restaurant exactly?

      by skybandit Online Now Jun 1, 2010 at 11:59 AM

      Hi - following DAO's recommendation I went off for a meal at Tblisi, but simply could not find it. I turned off bole road following the pizzeria signs, but couldn't see it anywhere "near" the pizzeria. Must have asked 50 people where it was, but nobodt knew. So - DAO or anyone else - do you have some more precise directions?


      1 Answer Jun 1, 2010 at 6:42 PM
    • Looking for Good Hotels in Addis Ababa

      by BrownServers Online Now Oct 29, 2009 at 10:14 AM

      Considering a trip to Addis Ababa. Looking for good hotels and good rates. Anyone know of anything?

      8 Answers Oct 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM
    • Car rental without a driver along

      by gpayne Online Now Jul 28, 2009 at 1:21 PM

      Hey there:

      It's not clear from the travel guide I own whether it is possible to rent a car for travel outside Addis without having to pay for a driver. I'm sure a driver would come in extremely handy at times. But my girlfriend and I have traveled many less developed countries safely and relatively easily in rented cars, and we'd prefer to drive ourselves. We live in snowy rural Minnesota (USA of course) and both drive 4x4 vehicles, so we're experienced with backroad travel difficulties. Like most Yanks we have little vacation time and need to cover much ground.

      So...where is a reliable outlet from which a smaller 4x4 can be rented. We aren't necessarily seeking something new or expensive, not looking to attract any more attention than we have to.

      Any tips on traveling this way? Are we insane for trying it? If we have to hire a driver as well, how does this work as far as hotel, eating, tips etc? Thanks a ton for your comments. gp

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2009 at 3:45 PM
    • good accomodation on / nearby bole road

      by mody1212 Online Now Jun 23, 2009 at 10:36 AM

      i planing to visit adis next month for the first time to have fun,i have heard that the bole road is the crowded with restaurants and cafe ,i like to sit in these cafe and enjoy watching people and being charmed by the beautify of Ethiopian girls , i would appreciate if you could recommed nice hotel or guest house supplied with not water on this vivid road or nearby(walking distance)and close to this restaurants and cafe

      1 Answer Nov 20, 2009 at 4:28 PM
    • Meal coupons

      by viennajen Online Now Jun 23, 2009 at 5:45 AM

      Someone mentioned free meal coupons being sold by HOPE foundation. Where do I buy these?

      2 Answers Jun 23, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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      Piazza area - Addis Ababa

      by Sami29 Online Now Mar 5, 2009 at 2:10 AM

      Can anyone please advise on a good, guest friendly and mid-range hotel in Piazza area? Has anyone stayed in National hotel? Is it guest friendly? Or Taitu Hotel?
      Thanks for your assistance.

      7 Answers May 24, 2009 at 9:26 AM
    • Weather

      by NickGeorge Online Now Dec 11, 2008 at 12:55 AM

      Hello folks,

      I head out in a couple of days for my Egypt/Sudan/Ethiopia trip, and I'm wondering how much warm clothes I need. If I have some long sleeve shirts and a fleece, do I need a coat?


      2 Answers Dec 16, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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      yellow fever immunization

      by suzanka46 Online Now Dec 10, 2008 at 3:08 PM

      My daughter and I are going to Addis Ababa Ethiopia Jan/08/09 to pick up her newly adopted daughter. I am getting all the recommended immunizations except the yellow fever because of a possible allergic reaction due to the fact I am allergic to eggs. My question is --is this shot required or just a recommendation? We are staying in an American run guest house and will not be in any rural areas.I have been getting different info on the yellow fever immunization shot. Any other recommendations on the city would be appreciated.

      5 Answers Dec 16, 2008 at 10:47 AM
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      bus to Harar

      by travgran Online Now Nov 8, 2008 at 4:48 PM

      Does anyone know which bus company does the run between Addis and Harar.
      Where the bus station for this company os located and what the cost will be?

      2 Answers Jan 10, 2009 at 8:33 AM
    • hotel

      by qwertyazerty Online Now Oct 1, 2008 at 3:20 AM

      can someone please advise me on a hotel in addis ababa. i am european.

      on the internet i find only 2 hotels:

      hilton (i have impression it is not good)

      sheraton (expensive)

      4 Answers Nov 10, 2008 at 2:56 PM
    • One night Stopover in Addis

      by DaveKenny Online Now Feb 2, 2008 at 6:19 AM

      The last night of a five week trip (May-June) to Malawi and Tanzania will be a stopover in Addis courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines. Rachel and I are due in at 8:15pm and will depart next day at midday for London. EA say they will put us up in a hotel and I'm wondering if anyone knows the hotel/s they use, and anything about them, where they may be etc. Its obviously a short time in a big (new) place but any thoughts on what it's possible to do, see, eat (vegetarian) would be very welcome.
      Thanks Dave

      7 Answers May 14, 2008 at 2:12 PM
    • I'm looking at renting an apartment in Addis abeba

      by 2022 Online Now Dec 18, 2007 at 4:55 AM

      Hi every one ,

      I'm looking at renting an apartment in Addis abeba .
      Can someone advise me of the approximate cost for such an idea for one week

      I will be stay one week I want be alitel bit cheap price

      Thank you

      4 Answers Jan 17, 2008 at 12:09 AM
    • I need a house to rent in addis ababa

      by 2022 Online Now Dec 1, 2007 at 7:47 AM

      I'm looking for A house to rent in addis ababa

      For more than one week

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2007 at 5:56 AM
    • I need guest house in addis

      by 2022 Online Now Nov 28, 2007 at 4:55 AM

      Can any one help me i want a guest house alitel bit cheap in addis abeba

      With beast regardes


      2 Answers Nov 30, 2007 at 11:02 AM
    • looking for a millenium hotel

      by moinnes Online Now Sep 3, 2007 at 2:01 PM

      i know i'm a fool that has left the booking of a hotel far far too late - would anyone know of a hotel for the dates 10/09/07 to 15/09/07 or of alternative accommodation ..... i'm pretty easy with where i stay but as long as it is girl friendly ..... regards m innes

      2 Answers Oct 12, 2007 at 7:00 AM
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      Millenium Celebrations

      by Ramonq Online Now Aug 30, 2007 at 7:40 AM

      I am thinking of going to Ethiopia sometime this September. I heard that there is a Bi-millenium celebration there soon. Will I have difficult time finding a hotel? What´s the atmosphere there like? Is it a big celebration?

      3 Answers Oct 12, 2007 at 5:50 AM
    • Help needed !

      by neilcarrey Online Now Jul 9, 2007 at 11:18 PM

      Could anyone help to find out as to what are possible train connections or bus service available for travelling to Cairo from Addis as we are a group of three people nd are interested to visit by land.

      2 Answers Oct 12, 2007 at 7:04 AM
    • Addis Guest Houses

      by tapotap Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 8:23 AM

      I will be in Addis in a couple of weeks. Has anyone stayed at the Weygoss Guest House? I was not able to find a review on them on the internet. Also, I could not find a web site for them, so if they do have a site and you know it, please let me know.


      1 Answer Oct 8, 2007 at 6:14 AM
    • Weygoss Guest House

      by Kidansgramma Online Now Jan 31, 2007 at 5:27 PM

      Has anyone ever stayed at the Weygoss in Addis Ababa? Their website just went a couple of days ago and I need their phone number. Can anyone help me please?

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2007 at 7:31 AM
    • Plug Adapter

      by knoxseagle Online Now Dec 16, 2006 at 3:09 AM

      Can someone please tell me what the wall outlets in Ethiopia are? Is it the standard European or the three pin Italian? Many thanks.

      1 Answer Dec 16, 2006 at 7:23 AM
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      City Visit/Tour Options

      by lesterj Online Now Dec 12, 2006 at 12:06 PM family and I are going to Addis Ababa this Christmas to pick up our son we adopted from an orphanage in Ethiopia. We will arrive 12/26 and return 1/3/07. Unfortunately, we won't be there long but want to soak up as much as the city and its neigboring areas as much as possible. We welcome suggestions/recommendations for activities.

      About us? We're really cultural folks who like to dig into experiences. We're not the trendy tourist type. We live in the US but are orginally Canadian; if that helps :) Anyhow, we welcome your thoughts, especially those who live in Addis and would like to meet like-mind families (we have two kids 8 and 11; picking up a 1 year old).

      Thank you all.

      Lester & Family

      3 Answers Mar 15, 2007 at 5:54 AM
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      Merkato Open on Ethiopian Christmas?

      by tafurojo Online Now Dec 11, 2006 at 12:30 PM


      I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Merkato is open on Coptic/Orthodox Christmas on January 6th/7th? Also, the national museum?

      Thank you in advance

      6 Answers Dec 14, 2006 at 6:07 AM
    • Addis in transit

      by twosixbw Online Now Sep 30, 2006 at 3:16 PM


      I'm looking to fly with Ethiopian Airlines in December on route to Johannesburg and was just wondering if anyone could recommend the airline? How reliable are they in time keeping and baggage handling?

      What is the situation like at the moment in Ethiopia politically as I don't want to book only to have the flight cancelled due to a renewal of the hostilities with Eritrea or is that a thing of the past?

      I would only be staying a few hours at most in Addis but I'm just concerned at some of the things I have read yet at the same time I would really like to fly via Ethiopia. Is security an issue? I read that there were explosions in Addis in March/May this year is that correct and would that have any affect on flights.

      Thanks for your help


      3 Answers Dec 5, 2006 at 9:37 PM
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      Surma people,

      by mesfin_mengistu Online Now Sep 29, 2006 at 7:23 AM

      Me and my friends wanted to go to Ethiopia to visit Surma people to the higher Omo valley hirring 4 wheel drive. anybody knows how many days maximum it takes and wel managed itinirary it I can get from tour company. a deal and so forth.


      2 Answers Nov 28, 2006 at 10:40 PM
    • Traveling to Addis Ababa in March...

      by bspalek Online Now Jul 8, 2006 at 4:47 PM

      Hello! I am planning on coming to Addiss Ababa next march for about 4-6 weeks. I am going to be volunteering in a christian orphange in ethiopia, during this time and plan to stay their in the orphange if possible. I am going to be doing so on a very small budget as my plane ticket is going to use up nearly all of my savings. If anyone has any tips on things to see and do there in my spare time that would be awesome!

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2006 at 8:53 AM
    • Traveling to Addis Ababa in March...

      by bspalek Online Now Jul 8, 2006 at 4:21 PM

      Hello! I am planning on coming to Addiss Ababa next march for about 4-6 weeks. I am going to be volunteering in a christian orphange in ethiopia, during this time and plan to stay their in the orphange if possible. I am going to be doing so on a very small budget as my plane ticket is going to use up nearly all of my savings. If anyone has any tips on things to see and do there in my spare time that would be awesome!

      1 Answer Jan 19, 2007 at 9:38 AM