Having flown to Addis last night from Hargesia I had today to explore the Ethiopian Capital before flying back to thew UK, so naturally I started it off with a lie in, the first proper one of my trip.
I walked into the city centre to found the ‘Red Terror’ Matyrs Memorial Museum which shows the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie and the horrors of life under Mengistu’s Derg regime. Its only a small museum but it was well laid out and presented ad wporth visiting especially a its free. My next stop was a little but further away, so far away in fact that I stopped for lunch an route and had an aubergine and chicken salad which hit the spot.
Once back on the road again it was still a fair trek to the north of the city and the Ethnological Museum. The Museum is set within Haile Selassie’s former palace and is SRT out over 4 floors. The top 3 floors are fairly interesting showing Ethiopia’s history and different art and tools used, the basement however is the most interesting. A new exhibition it is about prehistoric Africa and thew evolution of humans, including the skeleton of ‘Lucy’ one of the oldest know skeletons in the world.
I then went back to my hostel to chill, via the Holy Trinity Csthedral, it was interesting to walk around but I didn’t go in. The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing before walking to the airport and flying back to London via Austria.