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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Have u ever been there or considered it as a destination?
My friend has just been there for a month. The photos she took are fantastic. I am thinking about putting Ethopia on my list of possible destinations.
My friend says she felt safe there, but does anybody else have opinions or information about how safe it is there.


2. Posted by WildJunket (Budding Member 42 posts) 9y

hey Mel,

we'r flying Ethiopian Airlines to Tanzania,
and we'r gonna stop by Addia Ababa, capital of Ethiopia for a coupla days..
Im lookin forward to this specific leg of the trip,
ive heard so much good stuff abt Ethiopia,
gotta see it for urself!

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks for the reply Londonell.:)
Be sure to come here and tell everything after you have been to Adia Ababa.


4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 9y

Ethopia? Adia Ababa? Never heard of

5. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 9y

Ethiopia is utterly stunning!
Be sure to take a trip to the Simian Mountains which are breathtaking, the rock hewn churches of Lalibela which are incredible...and so many other places I cant remember the names of.
I plan to return there one day, it really was fabulous. The people are friendly, very friendly. Expect to be invited to peoples homes and, if you are white, to their weddings (comnsidered good luck!!??). They are quite amazing.
Just hold onto your wallet in Addis. Otherwise, perfectly safe and... they have food!!! Really!!!

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Baluba.:)
My friend was in the Simian mountains for Christmas.:)


7. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 9y

mel, i've been wanting to go for years. lately i've been researching driving overland from europe to cape agulhas and although we're leaning towards the western route, ethiopia is the big pull for the eastern route.

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Well make sure u come back here and help us out with your experience when u get back Soupatrvlr.:)


9. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

One of my well-travelled workmates went to Ethiopia, and she considered it the best destination she had visited.

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Magykal:)
I never considered it before my friend went there but since I am hearing such good reports from others who were there. Now I just have to get my boyfriend used to the idea. I think he was hoping that Iran would be the last of the the scary destinations.