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Ethiopia Master Thread
« on: July 21, 2012, 10:35:44 PM »
A quick search did not pull up any existing threads dedicated to Ethiopia, so here we go...

I have a 16 Hour stopover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADD) 6:10am-10:15pm.
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this place-

Is it safe for a religious Jew.
Visas.
Things worthwhile to do there.
hotels.

Thanks.


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Re: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia MasterThread
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 01:30:06 AM »
there is a Sheraton there category 6.

There is a large market there though it was targeted in the pasts by terrorists.

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Re: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia MasterThread
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 08:55:55 PM »
Thanks Fan Of Dan,
Cat 6 is slightly above my budget for a day stopover, i would like a cheap hotel to get a shower and maybe some sleep.

I would love to hear from someone that flew Ethiopian and had a similar stopover.

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Re: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia MasterThread
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 09:57:07 PM »
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Re: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia MasterThread
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 10:22:19 PM »
While you are there trust NOBODY and never let your belongings out of sight!

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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 02:17:54 AM »
There is a Jewish community there. One of the lost tribes I think they wear cool yalmukas. I have a cousin who was there for 6 months volunteering. Not sure were he is now though.
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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 02:32:33 AM »
Is it safe for a religious Jew.
Not sure were he is now though.

I guess that answers your question  ;D
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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 04:02:02 AM »
I guess that answers your question  ;D

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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 04:17:27 AM »
If it helps to know about the actual flights and airport, I have someone I can ask. (lounge kind of things he won't know)

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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 11:54:01 PM »
In the end, during our 16 hour stopover Ethiopian airlines paid for a very decent hotel and transportation to the hotel and back to the airport.
The airline decided to stick another African girl who was on our flight back to DC on our hotel reservation (which is a story for itself). It was funny that they did not let her leave the hotel, but for 20 dollars they were more than happy to drive us around the city for several hours.

The poverty in the city of Addis Ababa is the poorest I ever saw,  and its the supposed to be the wealthiest in the country by far.
Wherever we went we had crowds of people surrounding us trying to sell us junk, and collect money of course.
It was a very cool experience but not sure if I will do it again especially with the wife :P

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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 01:39:39 AM »
Did you go to any markets? Also did you bring in any food?

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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 10:09:42 AM »
Did you go to any markets? Also did you bring in any food?
The day we were there was Ramadan and all the big markets were closed. We just went to some of the smaller ones.

We brought with us food from the restaurants in Thailand.

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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 09:29:12 PM »
The day we were there was Ramadan and all the big markets were closed. We just went to some of the smaller ones.

We brought with us food from the restaurants in Thailand.

Did you fly Ethiopian Airlines 787 there?

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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 11:00:47 PM »
Nope.
From Bangkok- Ethiopia was a very old plane. From Ethiopia-DC was a newer 777.  This was in the summer right around when they introduced the 787. 

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Re: Ethiopia Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2016, 08:44:15 AM »
anyone been here more recently?