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Dire Dawa

The blue and white minibuses are in abundance in Dire Dawa, as well as the small blue taxis. The best way to get around is to use the minibuses or to contract the blue taxis for the duration of your stay. Most Dire Dawa taxi drivers don't have a sense of time, if you tell your contracted taxi driver to pick you up or drop you of at a certain time, expect him to be late an hour or two. See *The French-built train station can give you a 19th century feeling. *At night and early in the morning, the Dechatu river basin has a heart warming sunset and sunrise scene. Do Most of the residents of the city chew the narcotic leaves known as "Chat" (aka qat, khat, ''catha edulis''). In the afternoon, in many places, Dire Dawans sit in circle and consume khat, with several cups of coffee. During this time there could be a heated discussion. Avoid political topics, especially with the Ethiopian Somalis or Somali refugees. Other than that, you could have an interesting experience with the lightly narcotic drug. Caution:- "Khat" is illegal in most countries of the EU and the US. Twice yearly there is a religious ceremony at the nearby city of Kulubi (30 birr by minibus, 1 hour). It is a mass gathering with many small stalls selling clothes, sugar cane etc. Hotel prices in Dire Dawa double or triple for the three day period. Buy There are two shops in town selling Harar coffee: Green and Gold is one. Almo is the other. Souvenirs, electronics, and clothes. The market near the river has traditional African spices, incense, and fruits such as guava, sour sop and custard apple. Eat *'''Paradiso restaurant''' found on the road to Harar near the edge of town is regarded as the best Italian in town. It is most famous for lasagna and the roasted goat meat with rice. The traditional Ethiopian dishes are also of high quality. *'''Samrat Hotel''' has good variety(including an Indian menu) and good looking food in large quantities. It does not taste very good though. *'''African Village''' has good traditional food. *'''Peacock Hotel''' has some nice ice cream and pool tables. Drink Sleep Budget Basic accommodations are in abundance. Mid-range *'''Ras Hotel''', close to downtown in Dire-Dawa is quite pricey for the offerings. *'''African Village''' is near Tsehay (pronounced say hey) hotel. It offers traditional looking huts and has a communal courtyard for meeting other people. The prices are reasonable and based on the size of the room. Splurge Connect Stay safe Generally safe. However, you need to pay attention to your belongings. Your backpacks, camera and other shiny tourist items can attract pickpockets and con artists. (Recently, due to increasing immigration of Somalians, and a tension that may have created with locals the city is being heavily policed.) Avoid political discussions, especially in regards to Somalia. Cope Go next Commons:Category:Dire Dawa


. Opposite the road of the Institute Francais is also a quite large taxi rank. Get around Petit taxis (small blue cars of Fiat Uno or Peugeot 205 brands) abound, as well as an efficient and comprehensive, if cramped local bus service. The minimum cost for a petit taxi is 5 dirhams(the price is calculated based on 1.40dhs + 0.20dhs 100m but you should expect a surcharge of 50% after 20:00), while the bus is slightly cheaper. Buses are, however, quite difficult to navigate because they are, in the majority of cases, very crowded and operates to transport people between agglomerations and the ville nouvelle and Medina. The '''ville nouvelle''' (new town), which is known as '''Hamrya''' in Arabic, is easily navigated on foot, as is the medina. The two sides of town are connected by a bridge over the dry Oued Boufekrane (river), with a McDonald's placed conveniently in between for weary (or wary!) travelers. Hamrya is a new town with all entertainment facilities, You can find all what you need there, but there is no monuments or things to see except if you like to chat with people. Medina is the other side is the ancient Meknes and it contains all the monuments of this wonderful city. See thumbnail Bab Mansour in the world heritage (File:Bab Mansour.jpg) listed old town * Wikipedia:Meknes Commons:Category:Meknes


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). To get change. To get out say "woraj alle", or just "woraj". It is worth having an Ethiopian guide with you if it is your first time using these taxis, since it can be quite chaotic to find out what minibuses go where, and from what places. '''Small blue Lada taxis''' Small blue Lada taxis are more expensive. Negotiation is the norm and you often have to press quite hard to get a bargain as a foreigner. They can be contracted for a single trip, an hour, or a full day; just


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Montgomery, Alabama

Of The Confederacy One side of the flag displayed the "Goddess of Liberty" holding an unsheathed sword in her right hand; in her left she held a small blue flag with one gold star. Above the gold star appears the text "Alabama" in all capital letters. In an arch above this figure were the words "Independent Now and Forever". During his tenure in Montgomery he warned of the dangers of Irish (Irish American) immigration to the United States and the accompanying growth of Catholicism in a book, ''Our Country: Its Danger and Duty'' (New York, 1844). "If the devotees of this unholy faith have so rapidly increased within a few years to number TWO MILLIONS, how long will it take them to rival and exceed the American Protestants?", qtd. in Lipscomb 8-9. He fared well in Montgomery as a preacher, providing for a family consisting of a wife, two children, and two sisters, and owning two slaves. Lipscomb 13. Compelled by tuberculosis to retire from the ministry, he founded in 1849 the Metropolitan Institute for Young Ladies at Montgomery, Alabama. Lipscomb then served as the inaugural President (1856–1859) of the Tuskegee Female College of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in Alabama (present-day Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama). Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Dreyfus was a graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He is widely publicized for being the man who "invented" the commonplace mutual fund through direct marketing to the public. Jack Dreyfus - Maverick Wizard Behind the Wall Street Lion, ''Life Magazine'', 1964 Meanwhile, officials in Montgomery (w:Montgomery, Alabama), the place of her historic act of defiance, and Detroit (w:Detroit), her later home and deathplace, ordered that the first seat of every public bus will be reserved to honor Parks until her funeral, which is set for Wednesday. King was born on November 17, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama (w:Montgomery, Alabama). An actress, speaker and producer, King played Rosa Parks (w:Rosa Parks) in the ''King'' miniseries in 1978. She was also the CEO of Higher Grounds Productions, a company that produces events related to spirituality and which advertised King for speeches and performances.


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