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Travel: Ethiopia’s come a long way

Remarkable landscapes, a wealth of wildlife viewing opportunities and fascinating historical sites are drawing foreign visitors to Ethiopia Once ravaged by famine and poverty, Ethiopia has come a long way in the last 30 years. Upmarket tour operators Kuoni and Scott Dunn have both tipped the destination as a place to visit in 2015, while an African safari contact recently told me: “Everyone in the industry seems to be heading to Ethiopia for their holidays.”One woman who clearly recognised the East African country’s potential some time ago, is 64-year-old Susan Aitchison, a Scottish woman who arrived in 2007 to teach at a local school, and was so struck by Ethiopia’s beauty, she decided to open a restaurant.

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Ethiopia tipped for tourism surge – Telegraph.co.uk

Ethiopia has been tipped to become a popular holiday destination in the coming years by one of Europe’s biggest long-haul tour operators.The East African country, which suffered a series of famines in the 1980s but can boast some of the continent’s most dramatic landscapes, has been included among a list of emerging destinations in Kuoni’s annual travel trends report.Around 20,000 Britons visit Ethiopia each year, according to the Foreign Office, but that could increase with Kuoni offering trips there for the first time.

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Is the Ethiopian 5:2 the most delicious diet? –

This version's veggie curries and fresh salads look sure to eradicate the crankiness on the modern 5:2's fasting days.The 5:2 diet is one of the more popular diets of recent times so it might come as a surprise that Ethiopians have been practicing their own 5:2 diet for centuries.

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