Dessalegn Hotel

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Hotel
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This hotel, located in Addis Ababa, is near Churches of Lalibela, Church of St George, and Derg Monument.
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    Travel Blogs from Addis Ababa


    A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus on Jun 20, 2014

    ... religions and walked around in the forest wearing cloths, half-naked. They pierced their ears and lower lips, then stretched out the holes so that large clay plates could fit inside them for aesthetic reasons. These people sounded wild and fascinating. But on the negative side, their cultures had become commercialized by tourism, and I might have to pay a national park fee just to be there.
    -----On my fifth day in Addis, I learned of a third ...

    No Mum, I'm not starving...

    A travel blog entry by hannah_rollings on May 05, 2014

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    ... there’s food aplenty here. Whether traditional Ethiopian cuisine, or international, it’s good and it’s cheap. Most of the country sits between 2000-4500m altitude and boasts some of the most fertile land in the world. The Great Rift Valley splits the Ethiopian Highland Plateau from north to south, which drops off on all sides to hot and dry lowlands.

    So Mum, you'll be glad to know, I'm not starving!

    The City at Street Level

    A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem on Apr 11, 2014

    ... and big concrete tubes lined the track either side, above head an overpass was being built. I saw two men clinging to a tiny sliver of shade trying to sleep in the 20 degree heat fully clothed.

    At one point when we stopped to pick up more people a blind man in tatty robes came and put his hand on my leg with his palm pointing upwards. I wasn't about to get my wallet out in front of everyone, but it did ...


    A travel blog entry by braindoc21 on Feb 17, 2014

    ... local population. If things are serious, and a family can afford both the time and money involved, they then get referred to one of the local cities where small hospitals and some basic specialties are offered – internal medicine, infectious diseases and general surgery.

    Even today, the only place to access neurosurgical services is in Addis Ababa, the nation's capitol. For many villagers this means a trip of 2 or 3 days or more ...

    Security and Terrorism (by Ken)

    A travel blog entry by kwinters on Dec 20, 2013

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    ... time to travel here together, we came.

    I can't post any pictures (as the government doesn't allow that), but the security measures around here are actually quite comforting. Entry into most buildings (including a movie theater and Starbucks-like coffee shop) requires a pat down for weapons and looking into any bags. No cameras are allowed in government facilities or to take pictures from the outside. And we saw buses pulled over ...