- Addis Ababa
- 94 million
- Ethiopian birr
They booted out their Italian colonialists, soldiered on through civil wars, coups and droughts, and survived the famines of the 1980s. It’s safe to say that the people of Ethiopia are resilient. There are 84 indigenous languages spoken in the nation and these tough-as-nails folk are also direct descendants of the first Homo sapiens.
While the country is landlocked, water babies can get their fix through spectacular waterfalls and hot springs. You’ll also find mountains and caves to explore. And what better country to visit a coffee plantation than here, the origin of the bean?