Ararat Hotel

Dessie Road, Addis Ababa, 1000-155, Ethiopia | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa

Dubai to Ethiopia

A travel blog entry by peterandjane


... like a rather grand house, but is unused and heavily guarded, although did have nice views over the town and lake. We had our first good cappuccino here and it was so good we went back for another, but they had run out of milk! Ethiopia is the home of coffee, and where the arabica bean was first found. The locals drink a lot of it, either in cafes or at coffee ceremonies at simple stalls. They also make great juice from a mixture of ...

A Ceremonious Sendoff

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


... up with all my bags, ready to leave the country but still with 13 hours until zero hour and a large group of Addis Ababans wanting to pick my brains about Everton's recent good form in the league, it was going to be an incredibly long last day in Ethiopia.

I refused the first drink and had a coffee, served the traditional way with incense pot and blades of grass lying across the tray. I am going to miss this silly little quirk of hot ...

And relax....

A travel blog entry by juliebowers


George's plane was waiting for him at the airport and as we were boarding our flight, he and his entourage was boarding his. Our flight had at least 3 US police / security - huge guys I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of....

With 14 hours between flights in Addis I decided to spend some time at a spa conveniently located walking distance from the airport! A 1.5 hour hot stone massage and a 1.5 hour manicure ...

I'm back.......

A travel blog entry by braindoc21


... included a ton of spinal hardware, a transformer for the light for the operating room microscope and 5 pairs of surgical loupes. As I approached the giant xray machine I felt like there was a giant bulls eye on my forehead. Apparently today there were not interested in us white folk (known as ferenje here) – I got waved into the “green line” and rushed through with such enthusiasm I almost took out a half dozen locals who were busy trying ...

How NOT to Interact with Street Beggars (Ken)

A travel blog entry by kwinters


... into a coffee shop and saw her sitting on the curb across the street, still watching and waiting for us.

Once we finished coffee, and started walking again the pursuit continued again at close range. As we continued to walk, some lady who must have known her said a few words and the girl was gone. I assumed she had traveled too far from where she was supposed to be (following us for over a km).

Dagim later informed us that she was from a farming family in the north ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Dessie Road, Addis Ababa, is near Churches of Lalibela, Church of St George, and Derg Monument.
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