The Ethiopian Tourist

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I prefer not to do the “tourist thing” and instead just enjoyed hanging out with Haile and Marcos and their wives, meeting family and friends.

We went to the Ethiopian National Museum and met Lucy, the oldest human bones ever to be discovered in the world- 3.5 MILLION years old and 3 and a half feet tall! She was found in 1974 in Hadar, Ethiopia and was named after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.

Modern Art Museum of Ethiopia showcased a few local and international artists.

We visited Mount Entoto, which gives a wonderful panoramic view of the city of Addis and atop this mountain sits the first church of Addis Ababa (St. Mary’s) and also the Palace of Menelik II who is the emporer who defeated the Itailians.

Kaldi’s Coffee is like Starbucks but better, way better- considering Ethiopia is where coffee originated! Espressos, Machiatos and Cappuccinos are normal, daily indulgences- which was wonderful.

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