ISBN 978 1 904722 34 2
The Beauty of Addis Ababa is a Trim, travel-sized edition: clear text supported by superb photographs that effortlessly showcase Addis Ababa and its surroundings. Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia is a delightful place to explore. It is a city of surprises characterized by diversity and contrasts. Situated at the foothills of the Entoto Mountains, Addis Ababa rambles pleasantly across many hillsides and gullies cut through with sparkling streams.
Its cosy espresso bars and partisseries are reminiscent of Rome and the Mediterranean and its bustling outdoor markets are colourful reminders of more traditional ways of life. The people, the bursts of music from cafes or shops, the pungent aromas of spicy cooking, of coffee and frankincense, form a unique Ethiopian pastiche and the architecture is as varied as the city itself. The Beauty of Addis Ababa is worth the read.