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[:RU]The capital of Africa. Addis Ababa[:]

[:RU]Addis Ababa — a kind of African Brussels, because here is the head office of the local analogue of the European Union — African Union. There is even a monument to Pushkin and Tsar Cannon Street, Churchill and Niger Street, as a taxi ride VAZ-2101 and the ancient model of Peugeot. This town is situated at an altitude of 2000 meters and is therefore considered to be one of the largest and highest capitals in the world.

«The capital of Ethiopia stands out beautifully manicured streets, numerous parks and gardens that are sultry heat harbor city residents and visitors under its shadow. Addis Ababa is perfect for family vacations and holidays with kids who like to frolic on the rides. The main focus of the tourism industry is considered the capital of Ethiopia, eco-tourism «- is written on one of the tourist sites. It’s amazing. I wonder whether the people who wrote these lines in the Ethiopian capital, or is it just a little pereuserdvovavshy copywriter.
Walk in Addis Ababa and see …

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2. Tsar Cannon in Ethiopian among cacti and palm trees. Majestically, unusual unbanal.
However, in the next 10 days, we often notice for Ethiopian craving for strange and unconventional.
While the Tsar Cannon is quite interesting, can not say anything. Even a wooden carriage, and not accustomed to monuments cast concrete
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3. In contrast to many countries in Africa, Ethiopia has never been a colonial state. Only a small period of its history, from 1936 to 1941, it was under Italian occupation.
From those 5 years in Addis Ababa remained district Piazza, Merkato market and a small number of buildings built in the Italian style. Now they are located, as a rule, the offices of banks or companies.

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4. To say that the city is far from meeting I quoted at the beginning of the description of the tourist site — to say nothing. Before cozy well-kept streets of Addis Ababa streets as far as the local village to the villages in the Swiss Alps.
Although, in fairness, I must say that the capital gradually develops. Most recently launched is a tram line through the city with the most modern tram. In fact, it is the local Skytrain, because the entire line is located on roads and highways, and nowhere does not intersect with them.
Our friend and guide Anton antonapostol very proud of this tram. So much so that he even asked to make a picture in the style of «I hold the sun in the palm.» Only instead of the sun on his palm tram.

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5. Capital railway station. With railways in Ethiopia is much worse than the tram.
It is just not there. It was, but … no more. Now the Chinese rebuilt the local piece of metal again, planning to tie the Addis Ababa the capital of Djibouti. First of all, it is necessary for the transportation of goods in seaports. The country needs to somehow develop their exports, because economically it is very, very poor condition.

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6. Around w / station has a foot bridge crossing over the former ways. He is one of the many areas-slums.

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7. All that is there, to the horizon — a slum inhabited by many thousands of people.
A total of Addis Ababa is home to about 3.5 million inhabitants, most of which live in similar areas.

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8. Despite the fears of some friends, we decided to go to the area to see how the locals live …

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9. … and make me a new hairstyle in a trash hairdressers

10. Hairstyle we decided to wash the tea in the local cafe.
I am often asked how people relate to the fact that we have them take pictures while traveling.
I answer. We are also constantly take pictures.
I wonder if they laid out the photo to Twitter with a comment like, «Crazy White wandered into the slums of Addis Ababa. I wonder whether they will be able to stay not robbed? «.

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11. In fact, in the slums of the tourists do not like.
This fellow is in a fairly aggressive manner demanded $ 100 for the «missing» in the area. Anton tried to argue with him and convince him that the friend is not right than totally spoiled us begin to «tour». I had to take away his legs. Antonapostol, I’ll never forgive) About the slums I wanted to do more interesting stuff.

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12. One of the undoubted attractions of Addis Ababa, is it a taxi.
A large part of taxis in the Ethiopian capital VAZ. As a rule, the VAZ-2101 of various modifications. Sometimes there are 2102, 2105. Details about this, I wrote a post

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13. Addis, like any other African city — is a solid market. They sell everything, anything, anywhere, anywhere.
Most trading trays look completely unique way, more like a Khalabuda some of the trash. You can buy any item Khalabuda.

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14. Saying that sell everything, anything, I’m not kidding. I wonder who are these old broken rim glasses and details on the sidewalk almost on the road? Is the point of this trade?

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15. The most unexpected product I have seen in the streets.
These elegant coffins greatly contrasted with the place where the shop is located. And in general, the environment and people.

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16. Although there is no lie. Equally unexpected were these CD-ROMs with software. Some programs are so old that Russia still need to search the computer on which you can install them.

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17. The tray of the press and a fun neighborhood of Lenin and Putin.

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18. In Ethiopia, I saw the most amazing use of dummies at the points of sale of clothes.
You see what creative!

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19. Why would a man’s head? Boots — that is important)

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20. The one who wrote about the cozy groomed streets all the same website quoted, apparently did not see a lot of homeless, dirty and smelly people on these streets that are perfect for family holidays. About them, I also published a separate article.

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21. I wonder how well the four of us pushing a cart with a beer?

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22. In general, the work in Ethiopia bad. In Addis, though it is the capital, the situation is only slightly better than in the country.
A lot of people can not (and sometimes not) to find a job.
This is one reason why there sell at every turn everything they got …

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23. Often trade even children. And so, too, they can.
Sometimes even rotten fruit.

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24. familiar sight in Addis Ababa — a woman carries a hump some heavy luggage: a huge bundle of wood, bricks, cement bag, 20-liter canister of water, etc. The concepts of «the weaker sex» does not exist here. All are equal — a paradise for feminists.

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25. In schools, colleges and universities in the mandatory unified form. This is clearly visible in the middle of the day, when the mass of pupils and students leave their schools.
By the way, the shape is very different and very bright. I like it!

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26 girls students

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27. Ethiopia — a predominantly Christian country, so there are many temples familiar to us

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28. That’s just not accustomed to pray. Without going inside, as is customary in our country, and outside the walls of temples.

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29. Standing or sitting

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30. People are largely in Addis Ababa and in the country as a whole is quite friendly and sociable. Of course, there are exceptions, as I described above. But basically, and shooting were treated normally, and simply to communicate.

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31. In the evening rush Addis turns into a real anthill. The working day is almost always end at the same time, at 17.00, and begins living hell in the streets and bus stops.

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32. People stand in endless queues to his route

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33. Some who do not want to stand in line, even resorted to radical methods to get into the bus.

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34. At nightfall, the city virtually plunges into darkness. No street lighting, neon signs are very small, so be on the streets in such a situation is very unusual. A little brighter in cereal areas because Here the lights are burning invitingly eat bars

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35. One of the most lush areas of Addis Ababa — Chechenia. There are many bars and eat mini-hotels with prostitutes.

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36. prostitutes I will not write, so as not to take away bread from lovigin, that the dog ate them. I can only say that without their attention, you will not stay here. Spud will be everywhere, because the white — it’s money, and the money in this country need all …

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