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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Ethiopia Musings: 6) Lucy at the National Museum

Lestertheinvestor ·
  In the center of Addis Ababa is the Ethiopian National Museum .  It's supposed to be constructed as an Italian villa, although I am not so sure I see that.  Although it has been around for decades (1930’s), it was in the...
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Ethiopia crown returned by Netherlands

PHeymont ·
A long-missing cultural treasure is returned to Ethiopia by an Ethiopian refugee in Rotterdam who held on to it for twenty years.
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Awash with Excitement

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell recounts a visit to Awash National Park in Ethiopia.
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Ethiopia Musings: 1) Getting to Addis

Lestertheinvestor ·
  I recently had the wonderful opportunity of going to the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to teach pathology at the University of Addis Ababa. The University was founded in 1950,  with 7 campuses in and around the city. I...
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Ethiopia Musings: 2) Languages and People

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Amharic ( not Aramaic) and English are the two official languages of Ethiopia, although Amharic is the one most people speak.  While there are up to 80 different languages and dialects spoken throughout the country, Amharic is the working...
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Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Lestertheinvestor ·
  The food is quite unique and tends to be inexpensive.  Something I noticed immediately, especially as a vegetarian, is the large number of Italian food selections on most menus. Mind you, I am given English printed menus, so who knows what...
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Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

Lestertheinvestor ·
As a finance major and the retirement representative for my group, I have a more than passing interest in money. I am not talking about “money” for the sake of riches, but money as a reflection of society. Specifically, I always find it...
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How bad can an airport be? Here's how...

PHeymont ·
One of the more comprehensive surveys of the world's best and worst based on an annual survey. Take a look...and help rate for next year!
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Huge Airfare Sale; Grab Tickets to GO FAR on QATAR

Travel Rob ·
Qatar Airlines is offering a truly vast sale from flights originating in Philadelphia to celebrate its launch there April 2.  Book by Feb 7th.  Make it sooner for the incredible prices.  Travel dates start April 2nd and end at...
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Emirates Black Friday Companion Fare Sale Ends Sunday

Travel Rob ·
Emirates is having a Black Friday sale from their 10 US hubs for two people. The sale ends at 11:59 pm (EST) on November 29, 2015. Outbound travel must be from Jan. 9th through  May 6 and the return must be  by May 10th. ...
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Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia

David Mason ·
Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia Ethiopia is a culturally and environmentally rich country that is considered one of the world’s biggest tourist draw. It has beautiful natural attractions, great people and exciting traditions that will help you learn more about the country, Africa and the world. It has been voted as the best destination around the world by the European Council on Tourism and trade twice because of its unique blend of a natural and human environment. Ethiopia is home to...
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