Addis Ababa

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Sprawling across the southern slopes of the Entoto Hills, Addis Ababa (pop: constantly growing but estimated at 5 million), is Africa’s 4th largest city and its diplomatic center. For many visitors, the capital is the gateway to an ancient and mystical world of one of the world’s oldest Christian nations.

Before departing on the Historic Route of Ethiopia to explore the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela or giant stelae of Axum, it is well-worth spending a day or two in Addis Ababa exploring cultural highlights like the National and Ethnological museums as well as the many churches scattered across the city. The bustling capital is also the best place to experience the famously delicious Ethiopian cuisine and unparalleled coffee culture.

 
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