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Preparing your trip to Addis Ababa: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Lion of Judah (1954) 1. In public places, any manifestation of feelings between a man and a woman is forbidden. Even legitimate spouses should not walk around the city hand in hand.
2. The issues of lifestyle and religion are not discussed, any manifestation of negligence towards local traditions can greatly offend local people.
3. Vacationers are advised to avoid experimenting with local exotic dishes. When it comes to drinking, the best choice would be ordinary mineral water, while tap water cannot be used even for brushing the teeth.
4. In large restaurants, 10-15% tip is included in the bill. In smaller and private establishments, the tip is calculated at the discretion of the visitor.
5. In local markets, you should not hesitate to bargain with sellers. The price may be negotiated even when calling a taxi. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The easiest way to travel around the city is by bus. When traveling on public transport, a ticket can be purchased directly from the driver, and suburban buses should be booked in advance.
7. Tourists are prohibited from exporting from the country the following goods: ivory, animal skins, and rhinoceros horns. When buying coffee beans, jewelry made of gold and diamonds, you must make out all the necessary documents and declare your purchases.
The best way to get acquainted with the culture and history of the city is to go on a tour of its numerous museums. An interesting collection of exhibits is presented by the National Museum, … Open
8. Exchange currency in banks - the rate set by exchange offices and hotels is less profitable. Local shops and restaurants do not accept credit cards, so it's best to have enough cash with you.
9. As souvenirs, guests of the city usually bring home handmade crafts: wool carpets, silverware, painted trays and woven caskets, as well as paintings depicting famous attractions.
10. Before visiting religious sites, it is worthwhile to learn the basic rules of conduct accepted by local residents. They take religion very seriously, so any misconduct may cause a lot of raised eyebrows or even offense.
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Ethiopia: travelling advices

2. The country has a relatively low crime level, but there are still swindlers and robbers. The concentration of criminals is higher close to the borders with Sudan and Kenya. Tourists shouldn’t visit these parts of the country after sunset.
3. Ethiopia is a secular country, but local people don’t pay much attention to this fact. Many of them are very religious people. Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Sunni Islam are the dominating religions here, and their rules may be applied to tourists as well.
4. Homosexuality is not tolerated in Ethiopia, so same-sex couples are better to refrain from any expression of their feelings in public.
5. That being said, heterosexual couples should also not kiss or hug each other when they are on the street or in a café. … Open
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Travelling to Addis Ababa - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Addis Ababa. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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