National Hotel

Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Hotel

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A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

... like Messi and Christiano Ronaldo with great expression, though he only used his arms and face. He danced, shaking his shoulders and putting his hands in front of him as if her were about to do a dive.
-----A member of the Guragi tribe, he drove me through one of the lushest and greenest countries I'd ever seen. Wild plants and trees resembled banana trees. The Guragi people populated this land with dark gray huts, wearing tall beehive ...

No Mum, I'm not starving...

A travel blog entry by hannah_rollings


Addis Ababa, meaning 'new flower' in Amharic, is my new home for the foreseeable future. New flower is a hugely deceptive name; the city seems to be one big building site. Wherever you look, your eyes will not fair to come across something being built or destroyed.

One of the major projects at the moment is a 100km light rail line linking Addis and Nazareth. It seems such an ambitious and idealistic project for a country ...

The City at Street Level

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem

... already. On either side of the road there were low-rise buildings containing shops selling motor supplies, people banging hubcaps into tyres and general automotive activity, maybe this was where you came when you inevitably crashed your car, the driving here wasn't for the faint hearted. I stopped to buy a bottle of water and inside the shop all of the goods were hidden under a layer of dust.

Off the ...


A travel blog entry by braindoc21

... now almost 90 million people. It is landlocked – in the north east part of the continent. The vast majority of the population are subsistence farmers – supporting themselves and their families with whatever crops and herds they can raise. It is amongst the poorest countries in the world. Last I checked, on the WHO scale it ranked in the bottom 10 countries in the world in terms of it socioeconomic status. The average family income is just ...

Security and Terrorism (by Ken)

A travel blog entry by kwinters


... in the outskirts of the city. There is also a pretty visible police presence almost everywhere we've gone.

While we've been here, there was another Al Shabaab attack in Kenya (grenade on a bus) and 5 terrorist suspects arrested in connection with a planned soccer stadium bombing here in October. The plan was aborted when they saw that the security was too strong and 2 of them ended up blowing themselves up in a house somewhere in the ...


This hotel, located on Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, is near Churches of Lalibela, Church of St George, and Derg Monument.
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