Many have seen and ready a lot about Ethiopia, the former Abyssinia. Millions of people across the globe, living either in the richest industrialist country or developing countries coin the hearing of Ethiopia to the great famine that happened in the 80’s and also the civil wars that have stopped more than two decades ago.
Ethiopia is a country whose ancient cultures and magnificent landscapes reflect an extraordinary past that has left an indelible mark on the land, the people and their monuments. It has a past that began at the beginning of time- in the very birthplace of mankind.
For many it is unusual experience to make travel to the continent of Africa as the countries are very diverse and colorful but traveling to Ethiopia is unique and gives travelers a taste of Africa. It is a country where one can have natural, cultural and historical beauties all together.
The glorious weather makes Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, a delightful place to explore. It is a city of surprise characterized by remarkable diversity and contrasts. Addis Ababa’s cozy espresso bars and patisseries are reminiscent of Rome and the Mediterranean, and its bustling outdoor markets are colorful reminders of more traditional ways of life. The people, the bursts of music from café’s or shops, the pungent aromas of spicy cooking, of coffee and frankincense, form a unique Ethiopian pastiche.
- Ethiopia is one of the first African state to register 10 sites as heritage by UNESCO and about 4 more sites are to waiting for approval.
- The Kaffa region of Ethiopia is generally regarded to be where the Arabica strain of the coffee plant originates from, and where it was first cultivated. Now coffee apart from being the back bone of Ethiopia’s economy it is also the days to day cultural attribute of the people. For that reason Ethiopians are know by having a coffee ceremony tradition practiced by every house hold.