Addis Ababa Tips
Tip on : Addis Ababa - 5 years ago
Addis is sprawling, busy and choking with diesel exhaust. Most tourists flock to the 51 acre compound of two hotel chains, but there are slightly less expensive options where you can actually mingle with the local population and other travelers from the African continent. There are a few things worth seeing, the University of AA on the grounds of the old palace and the national museum (for a replica of 'Lucy' and objects from Menelik II & Haile Selassie eras). I'd have much more more on my intinerary that Addis: the countryside is stunning. Take it easy on the injera (lots of yeast!) and check the meat on your lamb skewers, unless you like it raw.