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    “When I first arrived in Ethiopia, I had zero expectations. This meant I was even more surprised when I found out how fascinating the culture, values, and traditions are. What a country! It is one of the few countries on the African continent that has never really been colonised. Italy had made a weak attempt and was in power for four years, but the Ethiopians generally believe that this did not count. Nevertheless, the influences of this short Italian occupation are still visible today. You can taste the influences in their delicious coffee (espresso!), pizzas, and pasta!”. – Charlie

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Ethiopia

“When I first arrived in Ethiopia, I had zero expectations. This meant I was even more surprised when I found out how fascinating the culture, values, and traditions are. What a country! It is one of the few countries on the African continent that has never really been colonised. Italy had made a weak attempt and was in power for four years, but the Ethiopians generally believe that this did not count. Nevertheless, the influences of this short Italian occupation are still visible today. You can taste the influences in their delicious coffee (espresso!), pizzas, and pasta!”. – Charlie

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ABOUT ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia is a landlocked country located in the well-known Horn of Africa and has an ancient culture. The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the ruins of Aksum are a must for every culture enthusiast and history geek! 

Ethiopians are beautiful people. They are proud in nature and have their religion: the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. This also includes the necessary parties: religious festivals in ancient locations, life is exuberantly celebrated and the scents of spicy foods. As far as religion is concerned, Ethiopia has more in store. Did you know that the Rastafarian faith does not originate from Jamaica, but Ethiopia? And it does not stop there. In the north, you have the Tigray and Simien mountains. The Danakil Depression is also spectacular: it is one of the few active volcanoes with liquid lava. In the south, you will find a wide variety of tribes. Anyone who has trouble waking up in the morning can indulge themselves in this East African country. Here, somewhere deep in the mountains, a shepherd in the distant past discovered a plant that would change the world forever: the coffee bean! 

To top it all up, the local food in Ethiopia is to another level! Here they do not eat beans with ugali (one of the less inspiring Kenyan dishes), but instead, they offer extensive dishes that you should eat with your hands. In cities, live music beats can be heard, and the dynamic atmosphere can be felt everywhere. All this makes Ethiopia a unique place, different from typical Africa!

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The south of Ethiopia has the largest tribal concentration in all of Africa. Therefore, it is not surprising that most travellers head south. You often end up in places where tribes set up performances for the travellers. Unfortunate, as it can also be very different! Charlie investigated, can you also visit authentic tribes off the beaten track?

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