Addis Ababa Refreshment and Relaxation

We took some breaks from our first-day touring in Addis Ababa to visit some places for refreshment and relaxation. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Afternoon stop for some good, strong Ethiopian coffee. The lion is a national symbol of Ethiopia.


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Restaurant and cafe of the Itegue Taitu Hotel, built in 1898 by Empress Taitu Betul, the wife of Emperor Menelek II. It was the first hotel in Ethiopia. The central portrait in the upper photo is of Emperor Menelik II.


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Injera dinner and dance performance at the Hebir Ethiopia Cultural Restaurant. The lion's mane, used here as a headdress, is a traditional trophy of a young man's entry into manhood.

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