ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – On a bumpy stretch of road somewhere on the east side of town, between the crowded Meganaña bus station and the mud roads of Kotebe, a steep embankment dotted with trees marks one of the city’s most popular livestock markets. On the hillside, shepherds tend their small flocks of goats and sheep and negotiate deals with prospective …Continue reading
Debre Zenit is an hour’s drive from Addis Ababa. The popular weekend getaway sports five beautiful crater lakes surrounded by rustic resorts. I stayed in a tiny cabin at the Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge and enjoyed a dinner of freshly caught fish. The weather is warmer and milder than Addis Ababa, a worthwhile day trip or overnight getaway.