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Ethiopia

Family Friendly Accommodation: Addis Ababa

Ethiopia’s capital might not be a popular family holiday destination but if you do happen to find yourself there, it is quite a safe city, the people are extremely personable and there are plenty of family-friendly hotels where you can put your head down while you either transit onwards or finish up whatever business brings you to Ethiopia with kids. There's a good reason why this is not a well-trodden visitor path – there is not a lot to see and do in Addis Ababa with kids as a tourist and it really is a pit stop on your way elsewhere. With that in mind, finding the right accommodation is crucial since you are likely to be spending a lot of time there. Here are a few to consider. 

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Flying to Bring Home Baby

Imagine how surreal it would be to be sipping Champagne and relaxing on a flight from Singapore to halfway across the world, only to return on the same plane a week later with two small babies in tow. This was Katherine Blair’s* introduction to parenthood when she and her husband, Nico, adopted two baby girls (4 months) from Ethiopia in November. She tells suitcases&strollers about the bizarre situation of being a first time parent packing to travel with children you don’t actually have yet and how air travel changed for her in just the space of one return flight. 


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