Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One of our favorite places in the entire world. Co-founder Dagne, father of co-founder Xiomara, is originally from Ethiopia and both make it a must that they travel back together at least once a year. Addis Ababa, meaning “new flower”, is also the birthplace of UnoEth. Here are our roots and our home away from home. We’ve put together a short travel guide should you ever find yourself there. If you’ve never traveled to Addis Ababa, we definitely recommend it goes on your bucket list.
Medhane Alem Cathedral: the second largest cathedral in Africa and the largest in Ethiopia.
Holy Trinity Cathedral: Built in 1942, this cathedral was created to honor Ethiopia’s liberation from Italian occupation.
Sholla Market: a street market filled with handmade clothing, home goods, fresh veggies, spices, and more.
Addis Mercato: an outdooor marketplace in the Addis Ketema district.
Food (our favorite part of going back home!)
Currency: Ethiopian birr. $1 = About 35 birr
Time Difference: Addis Ababa is 10 hours ahead of Oakland, CA
Flight Time: Oakland, CA to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is 19 1/2 hours