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Jan 16, 2012 - Dire Dawe

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here are some excerpts from the Lonely Planet – Ethiopia & Eritrea chapter on Eastern Ethiopia: The second-most populous city in Ethiopia, Dire Dawa never fails to elicit strong reactions. Some travellers rave about its remarkably spacious and orderly layout, its tree-lined streets, neat squares and colonial buildings; all a refreshing change from the sweet disorder that so characterizes most Ethiopian towns. Others think it’s the definition of utilitarian tedium and its gridlike streets an ill-fitting cloak for such a...

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Feb 17, 2008 - Dire Dawa

In Harar found a great internet site(for Ethiopia) but bummer of bummers, it closed at noon this being Sunday & Christian. So we headed back to Dire Dawa where we went to Family Snack Restaurant(the only one we found open) & luckily we got there early(5ish) because by the time we left the place was hopping! Good food always brings them in, but in this case I think it was also the only restaurant food avail reasonably priced. High end hotel food does exit everywhere, ha!

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Feb 15, 2008 - Dire Dawa

Had a great time in Ethiopian restaurant Agelgil...Classical & traditional Ethiopian music, song, & dance w/ Abraham last nite. His brother, Habtamu picked us up just past 5 and took us to bus sta. in his taxi(Abraham got it for him to give him a start from savings from job Marta got him while she was here!). Luckily we had bought our tickets the day before and the ticket office guy recom we pay a fellow to save seats for us. We arr at 5:30 and the bus was fully packed w/ people but Johnny(guy we hired) had our seats upfront saved! Left at...

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