Best in Travel 2013: Addis Ababa Among Top 10 Cities in the World to Visit

Addis Ababa is a metropolis evolving at pace, best for culture, food, and value for money, according to the travel website Lonely Planet. (Photo: Portrait of a young man at Timket festival in Addis Ababa/Lonely Planet Images)

Lonely Planet

23 October, 2012

Like the Ethiopian marathon runners, Addis Ababa (often shortened to plain ‘Addis’) is evolving at a fast pace. The fact that the country’s economic growth should reach almost 5% in 2013 helps create a feeling of confidence and stamina. Founded little more than a century ago, Addis Ababa, which in Amharic means ‘New Flower’, is not only the diplomatic capital of Africa and a thriving metropolis, but also a groovy city that takes pride in its multifaceted assets.

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