Bole Ambassador Hotel Apartment
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Internet works well, food is great, location is prime
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... evening. A bottle of beer cost the equivalent of 42p. We chatted to the head of security at the Embassy and he provided us with lots of ideas to do during our time off. Shaun had researched bars to visit so Efeme took us to Jolly Bar. When we got there it was closed for redevelopment and Efeme suggested an Ethiopian bar and restaurant. It was such an amazing place with traditional music and dancing. The food was excellent and with drinks the price was ...
... with a group of girlfriends, all beautiful.
Hey, big shocker, there’s lots of food in Ethiopia. Say the word 'Ethiopia’, and for many people it conjures images of starving, pot-bellied children and skeletal bodies wasting away, as seen in the ‘Live Aid’ commercials circa the 1980s. A common joke:
Have you ever tried Ethiopian food?
No? Neither have they.
But in ...
... As I settled into my new right to be here, a hand grabbed my wrist tight and I turned to see an old man kissing my arm. He wouldn't let go and I don't give it up that easily so I told him to get off me, he just smiled at first and kissed my arm again but this time I forcefully pulled his hand off my arm and made it clear that this wasn't cool. All that work in the gym finally paid off as I managed to scare a frail begger pushing 80.
... uprising overthrew the communist dictator who fled to Zimbabwe and still lives a happy life with Mugabe. Since then they are on a journey towards a stable multi-party democracy. After finally getting to my room, I didn't have the time that I thought I'd have explore the city, but I had enough time to walk around 2kms to Meskel Square, known as Revolution Square in the communist era. Think Red Square, Tiananmen Square and tank parades. It's now the central mini bus ...
... tell by her accent) who come to Addis after the harvest is done to beg. These families apparently rent a house in groups and send out all their children to beg every day. Each child is expected to bring back 50 birr every day. For a family with 5 children, that is quite a lucrative off-season job, that enables them to return home and build a nice house (by Ethiopia farmland standards).
There are real poor people in the city, but these kids are apparently not part of that group.