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  • Re: Need info on Ethiopian Cuisine

    Yes, how many foods are not only the meal, but the plate, and the spoon as well? (You use the bread to scope food in your mouth.)

    I should also mention that the bread is very nutritious, has no gluten, and is made from a grain called "tef". The injera tastes a little sour, but is quite addictive.
  • Re: Need info on Ethiopian Cuisine

    The stuff in the bowl is called "ful" but its quite common to East Africa.

    Here is a better shot of a typical meal, containing lots of meat - goat,lamb - and curried potato, all on a bed of Injera:

  • Re: Need info on Ethiopian Cuisine

    The defining feature of Ethiopian food is Injera, the unleavened, freshly made bready pancake that comes with every meal. In fact most meals are served on top of Injera.

    Here is a pic of a typical and amazingly tasty meal I had in Lalibela:

  • Re: Ethiopia travel advice, safety concerns?

    Ethiopia is one of Africa's safest places to visit. Crime against tourists is actually very rare. The real dangers are in road travel when collisions are not uncommon, so I would fly when travelling the tourist circuit rather than use the local buses. As for cost of travelling in Ethiopia, it is extremely cheap, unless you aspire to luxurious eating/sleeping when you wil pay the same rates as you would anywhere in the world. Local food is a couple of dollars a meal, and its delicious, guesthouses are seldom more than $30 night.
  • Re: Resorts in Antalya

    clarecg - I'll send you each other's emails addresses shortly!