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Ethiopian Airlines amazing trip to Addis Ababa

15th March 2019 - 2:00pm

Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz) was privileged to join committee members of Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE) Ireland on a wonderful trip with Ethiopian Airlines to Addis Ababa. Our last day a traditional lunch in Diplomat restaurant offers njera and other delicious Ethiopian specialities. We visit Mercato, the largest open-air market in all Africa. Can you just imagine the size, smells, throngs of people, riotous colour, cacophony of sound and buzz of trade and commerce? Well, you can’t! Very little can prepare one for this experience. It is unique, unsettling, mentally busy and shiver-inducing exciting. Africa in its raw state. There is poverty, but there is camaraderie too. Everyone smiles. Everyone hauls impossible loads. Women drag plastic carriers. Men lug boxes and iron pallets. This is real life for many Ethiopians. Vegetable sellers set out stalls to display mounds of vermilion tomatoes and blood red chillis. The ground is littered with onions and ginger and wicker cages of live chickens. Little donkeys trundle through it all hefting piles of hay. This is Africa. Our final foray in this wonderful capital city is a drive to a view-point over Addis. Women carry extreme loads of kindling down the hill (2.500m above sea level) to sell or warm their homes. We just have no inkling how tough life can be. Yes, there may be poverty, but Ethiopians are warm, welcoming and utterly charming and delightful. Thank you Ethiopia for a beautiful experience. This is Africa.


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Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates International Women’s Day in Addis Ababa

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