Ethiopians value hospitality and are very proud to be the birthplace of coffee. If you get a chance, make sure to experience a coffee ceremony with a local family.
Respect is very important in Ethiopian culture. People stand when an elderly person enters a room—and remain standing until they are seated.
Do you need to pick up a few gifts for friends and family at home? Sabahar is the place for you. This is a really cool place where they harvest silkworms to make their own silk that they use to make scarves, blankets, towels, pillowcases etc.
Witness the remote expanse of Simien Mountains National Park.
Feed a hyena in Harar.
"HOPEthiopia exists to care for the widowed and orphaned in Harbu, Chulule by providing a well balanced, loving home environment. They also serve in many other ways including water projects, health care, education, and agricultural initiatives. HOPEthiopia is also very concerned with restoring a healthy environment and has large reforestation projects that plants hundreds of thousands of trees.
Mission teams have allowed them to greatly accelerate progress at their project sites."