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  • Background info
  • Food and drinks Ethiopia
    In Ethiopia, "injera" is the national dish. It is a light sour tasting pancake, eaten with different vegetables and meat. Ethiopians are real meat eaters, but on Wednesdays and Fridays only vegetarian food is permitted. ...
  • Landscape Ethiopia
    Land and landscape The Ethiopian landscape is largely formed from a high volcanic plateau. It is surrounded on three sides by low-lying desert. The average height of the plateau (the Ethiopian highlands) is over 2000 meters. ...
  • Population Ethiopia
    In Ethiopia, live close to 80 million people. They belong to many ethnic groups, who often speak their own language. In the central highlands, in terms of surface area, it's as large as France and ...
  • Weather and climate Ethiopia
    Although Ethiopia is near the equator, only some parts of the country have a true tropical climate. * In the region north of Addis Ababa (= the plateau) the dry season lasts from October to May. ...
  • Practical info
  • Communication Ethiopia
    The outward post is quite poor. The cards and letters are generally receiving a good service only if they are sent from a post office in the larger cities. It is possible to get connected ...
  • Electricity Ethiopia
    The power in Ethiopia is 220 volts. Sometimes the power is unexpectedly interrupted resulting in a great  variation in voltage. In the Omo Valley there is of course no electricity available. There are various round ...
  • Luggage and clothing Ethiopia
    This journey around the equator is for the most part near mountains and highlands where a temperate climate with some cold nights is likely. We recommend you to take: thin cotton clothes; for the evening is a high-necked ...
  • Money Ethiopia
    The local currency is the Ethiopian Birr. At 6/7/12, €1 = 22 Birr and £1 = 27 Birr. The price of these currencies is updated weekly. The most recent price can be found at www.oanda.com. For ...
  • Opening hours Ethiopia
    In Ethiopia, the opening hours are not very strictly applied and the situation can change from place to place. Most government offices are open on weekdays from 8.30 to 12.30. Banks are open from Mon ...
  • Photographs Ethiopia
    Ethiopia is colourful and photogenic; film rolls are available in Addis Ababa and some other cities, but are often expensive and of dubious quality. So it's best to take enough rolls of film and batteries, ...
  • Safety Ethiopia
    Compared to many other African countries, Ethiopia is generally quite safe. Crime and robberies are relatively rare, but just as in other countries and cities, it is safer not to go out alone in the ...