Ethiopia a Top Travel Destination in 2014
Have you made travel plans yet for 2014? If you haven’t, you might want to begin booking flights and hotels before space is filled up. If you have, why not add in another destination to your holiday journeys?
Either way, you should think about visiting Ethiopia, as the country is quickly becoming a popular travel destination. Recently, Ethiopia was ranked #1 as Rough Guides‘ “Top 10 Countries 2014,” and Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, was ranked #13 on the New York Times‘ “52 Places to Go in 2014.”
Beating out travel destination powerhouses including Brazil and Japan, Rough Guides ranked Ethiopia as the number one country to visit in 2014. Focusing on Ethiopia’s deep, rich ,and unique history, Rough Guides presents Ethiopia as an “enticing destination” for those seeking independent travel, preserved national parks and safaris, ancient cities, and natural wonders.
Focusing on the capital city itself, the New York Times cites Addis Ababa’s emerging modern art scene. With events like photography festivals, film festivals, and a jazz and world music festival, as well as existing art galleries around the city, Addis Ababa is establishing itself on the world stage of modern culture.
Whether you enjoy art and music, want to experience your first safari, or want to check out the underground rock churches of Lalibela that have stood for almost a millennium, Ethiopia has the sights, culture, and entertainment to captivate the traveler inside you.