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Ethiopia Travel Guide: 1,896 reviews and 9,289 photos

In February and March 2004 I visited Ethiopia for about five weeks.
I visited Bahir Dar, Gondar, Simen Mountains, Aksum and Lalibela in the north and Lake Langano, Arba Minch and the Omo Region in the south.

Ethiopia is a fascinating country because of its unique cultural identitiy, because there was no European colonialism in the past.

Ethiopia is striking for its diversity in landscapes and peoples. Ethiopia with its rich traditions an ancient history has a lot of unique attractions like rock-hewn churches, castles and archaeological finds.

The Simien Mountains, but also lesser known areas, offer wonderful landscapes.
And you will encounter the diversity of the Ethiopian peoples.
The most people we met along the road were friendly, sometimes shy, sometimes self-confident.

The south of Ethiopia has the most diverse and fascinating peoples, I ever saw, like the Hamer, the Mursi, the Konso , the Banna and others

  • Last visit to Ethiopia: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2007 at 7:17 AM

    Swesn goes to the Authoritative VT on Ethiopia, had to say hullo as you're online ;-)))

  • swesn's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2007 at 9:17 AM

    You have made a magical place more magical with your gorgeous photos and careful detailed narratives. I really appreciate the effort put in to share this wonderful country with us. Thank you!!

  • juliewong's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2007 at 6:17 AM

    Thanks for the write up of this unique place.

  • Oct 21, 2006 at 6:29 AM

    Good page

  • Sep 29, 2006 at 11:29 AM

    Addis Ababa is a beautiful city. About 6500 feet. Always beautiful weather. Cool. Dry. Huge Church. But poor people. Love their local food. Original music.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2006 at 9:57 AM

    Outstanding tips! You have a gift for capturing the essence. Sounds like a great adventure!

  • ElenaKKKK's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 2:56 PM

    Dear Ali! Thanx for your portraits, you show the dignity of these people, it looks they trust you and you respect them, it's so valuable thing in our world of xenophobia:-)))

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2006 at 11:05 AM

    We have lots of Ethiopians in Israel, but I've never seen any with plates in their mouths...I can't believe they agree to that.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2006 at 9:12 AM

    Hi, Ali! Great trip! I enjoy reading your pages!

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2006 at 8:16 AM

    What an amazing country!


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