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What to do in Ethiopia: The only African nation that has never been colonized!

Ethiopia. Considered the cradle of humanity and with an immense cultural heritage, this country is the only one in Africa that has never been officially colonized.

On our trip, we will visit Addis Ababa, the vibrant capital, Lalibela, with its rock-cut churches, Simien National Park with its fascinating wildlife, the mysterious stelae of Axum, and Lake Tana, home to ancient Orthodox monasteries. Get ready for a real journey through time!

The currency in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian Birr and the official language is Amharic. And get ready, Brazilians! We need a visa to enter the country.


In the socioeconomic aspect, Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, despite having one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Politically, the country has undergone several regime changes in the last century, and today it is a federal democratic republic, although it still faces many challenges.


We've been to Ethiopia more than six times on a layover, but we only went out to see the capital once, and we got to know a little about the cuisine and the city, which we found a little disorganized due to it being a big country.

But the curiosity that they never told you about the title: how come Ethiopia was never colonized? Well, the answer is resistance. Ethiopia fought bravely against Italy in the late 19th century and won, maintaining its sovereignty.

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