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Our guide took us to the local market, colorful with fruits, vegetables, spices, hardware, textiles, lots of people... one guy took out his phone and made like he was taking our picture and we all had a good laugh.
While the market was interesting, perhaps...More
This was a last minute decision to drop by the market on a Saturday afternoon. We were told it would be winding up, but decided to go. So glad we did. It is really authentic and a real working market. It is worth just wondering...More
An average Amharic market with a limited variety of products mostly locally made as the Ethiopian economy is not open to foreign competition (hardly any imported items like chocolate). Very few quality handicraft products (suitable as souvenirs). Perhaps in the garments section there are some...More
Have travelled prolifically, and often in very religious and/or closed societies. Rarely if ever have I visited a location that was as disrespectful to my female traveling companion as the Ethiopians in the Bahir Dar market. I love Ethiopia, ethiopian culture, Ethiopian food, landscape, and...More