Addis Ababa, Africa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa.

The hottest time of year in Addis Ababa is usually the first half of the year, although nights can still become quite cold. Addis Ababa is a developing city where contrasts can be easily seen as you navigate around. Many roads are unnamed and as such, navigation can become difficult even with a map, however with the help of taxies and mini buses, tourists can quite easily go to virtually any part of the city without too much difficulty.

There are many churches of various denominations throughout the city which are worth visiting, including the St George’s Cathedral and the Anwar Mosque. The latter is also a large market which one can easily spend several hours perusing. There are also a number of museums showcasing historical and cultural items. Notable mentions include the small but interesting National Postal Museum and the excellent Ethiopian Ethnological Museum which focuses on presenting information about the many ethnic groups found in the country.