Dessalegn Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

... 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 ...

Going to Market

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem

... another dust bowl, unpaved roads and throngs of people carrying boxes stacked taller than their own frame and I'm not exaggerating. I almost caused someone to drop a 6 foot stack of refresher wipes as I hopped out of the mini bus. Although I feel that the last day and a half have got me up to speed with this country, I still felt like a sore thumb in a haystack or some other mixed metaphor as I dodged donkeys, trucks, human pallet ...

New Flower

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem


... on a plane but with a certain degree of naive charm rarely found in the modern commercial world.


Some might call me stupid, some just pig headed but others will realise that by disregarding any information I gleaned while researching this trip, I am blazing a trail for others who didn't have time to complete said research. Ethiopian visas on arrival can only ...

Home Away from Home

A travel blog entry by braindoc21


... corner, which fortunately is in the other room. Thankfully as the elder in the household I get the bedroom. Gone are the days when I had Katie – she was my “wife” during my firststay in Addis – a student (now MD) who kept the me sane and organized, making sure I slept and ate, atleast for the first 6 weeks of my tenure here. Now I have Max. And, quite frankly, he is kind of hairy…..


Security and Terrorism (by Ken)

A travel blog entry by kwinters


There were questions in my mind up until the day we left whether or not we should come here. The US State department put out several security warnings for US citizens leading up to our travel date and the Ethiopian federal police put out a statement in November saying "there is strong evidence that indicates Al Shabaab is preparing to carry out attacks in Addis Ababa and other areas of the country soon." Al Shabaab is the Somali based Al Qaeda ...

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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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