Visiting a new country is usually fun. However, it can also have its challenges. In order to make the most of your trip, you must be well prepared and know what to expect. Here are some tips that will come in handy when you want to explore Ethiopia.

The security in the country is quite good. There are not many cases of tourists or people in general being harmed by criminals. But this does not mean that you should not take care of yourself and your property when you are in the country. You should generally be on the watch out for petty thieves and pickpockets. This is especially when you are in crowded places.

It is possible to use Internet when you are in the country. Just not in the way you think. Wifi is only available in limited places, such as in some high end hotels and airport terminals. However, you can pretty much get Internet through a data enabled SIM card. This requires that you buy a SIM card to use on your handset. There are also some cybercafes from which you can surf but they are not in all places.

Don’t leave your mobile phone at home when you are traveling to this country. This is because you will need to use your phone a lot so as to communicate with other people. Generally, a lot of people do not communicate through email, so you will have to call or text them.

Be open to trying local foods. They are often spicy and delicious. However, they can have lots of garlic, so having chewing gum or fresh mint can keep your breath smelling fresh. Also, expect to have lots of company. This can be a fun experience if you are open to it and you are not afraid of socializing with strangers.

Be careful about what you wear. A lot of people are conservative in this country, so avoid dressing provocatively. You will have to cover up, especially when you are in rural areas. Also, it can get quite cold at night, so carry something warm to wear at night.

If you can spare some extra cash to hire a local driver or guide, then it will be a good idea. You will be able to learn a lot about the country, plus access areas that you might have otherwise not known about, if you were not with a local.

Plan how much time you would like to spend in the country. Give yourself ample time to get around and enjoy your time. It will take you a couple of days to visit some of the main areas. So, plan to travel when you are not under pressure from family or work obligations.

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