Ethiopia shares the history of humanity with the discovery of Lucy's fossil. It also has its own history as shown by its numerous religious and other monuments: monolithic churches of Lalibela, remains of the castles of Gondar, obelisks and tombs of Aksoum... Museum lovers are not disappointed.
In addition to the religious phenomenon with its festivals (Timkat in January, Baptism of Christ), Ethiopian culture is characterised by its culinary specialities and dances.
The welcome and friendliness of the inhabitants are particularly noticeable at mealtimes.
Apart from the ubiquitous ingera, a pancake made of tef flour that serves as both bread and fork (guaranteed gluten-free), one can enjoy the flavours of shiro, doro wat, kefto and other tibs... While contemplating the disconcerting spectacle of the shoulder movements of traditional dances.
At the end of the meal, or even without a meal, don't miss the coffee ceremony, a symbol of Ethiopian hospitality!