A 13-month annual calendar, the world's best coffee and a plethora of subterranean rock carved churches, these are just some of the things that make Ethiopia unique. But the main feather in its cap is that it's the only African country to have never been colonised.
The first thing that hits you in Addis is the strong smell of diesel fumes belching out of the exhaust pipes of minibuses and taxis. The capital is a city of contrasts, think herds of goats beside skyscrapers, donkeys besides the trams etc. Having said that, Addis is a great place for amazing coffee, delicious food, and unexpectedly was one of the best places to party.