New Expressway – Addis to Nazareth

Expressway 1 Expressway 3 Imagine getting up in the morning in Addis and driving south to Debrezeit and arriving there within 15 to 20 minutes. All the while taking in the fresh breeze of the countryside with rolling green hills around you. That is what the new expressway from Addis Ababa to Nazareth will offer motorists who are willing to cough up the money to pay for using the toll road. Yes, you will have to pay to drive on the new expressway. But don’t worry, you will find the experience worth all the pennies. Just think of the alternative, driving on Kaliti road with traffic, and those dreadful white mini-buses, speeding right at you on the wrong side of the road. Not to mention cars, buses, and big trucks clogging the narrow cracked road for what seems to be eternity.

Work on the expressway is complete from Akaki to Nazareth. About 25 kms of road connecting Akaki to Addis still needs completion. During a test drive from Akaki to Debrezeit, I took many pictures and posted some of them here just to arouse you driving senses. After that crawling traffic in Addis, getting out of town should be a breeze. Goodbye to getting stuck in traffic crazy Addis. Welcome to spending weekends in Debrezeit, a short distance away right off of the expressway are several hangout resorts – Kuriftu, Adulala, and others.

The expressway boasts three south bound lanes and three north bound lanes, separated by a median made of cast iron. It has exits in Akaki, Dukem, Modjo, and two exits each in Debrezeit (north and south) and Nazareth (north and south).  At every exit you will drive through toll gates where you will have to dig down into your pocket and pay for the wonderful ride you just had. SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE EXPRESSWAY

The Miracle Drug You Need to Take

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For the cardiovascular system, the drug prevents heart disease. It immediately helps address hypertension (high blood pressure) and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) and greatly reduces your chance of suffering a heart attack or a stroke. And if you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease or related problems? This drug helps improve your condition. How about everyday health problems? This drug boosts your immune system against common maladies like the cold and flu, reducing the intensity and duration, or preventing them outright. This drug even helps prevent certain types of cancer and can help you fight back if you ever get a diagnosis.

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In your brain, the drug can block the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s by up to 50 percent. The drug has also been shown to help you keep your mental faculties longer in life, and it will keep your brain working better and longer compared to those who refuse to take it.

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If we stay in your head and look at psychological factors, the drug also works wonders. It’s been shown to reduce symptoms of depression by 30 percent, and closer to 50 percent in higher doses. That’s the beauty of this drug, it’s very hard to overdose. It’s also incredibly effective against anxiety disorders. The drug attacks low energy and boosts self-esteem. It lets you work at a higher level for a longer time. It can help you quit any addiction and is especially effective with smoking and drinking. This medicine improves sleep quality and can cure sleep disorders like insomnia and apnea.
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Mandela in Ethiopia: Interesting Facts

Mandela Ethiopia passport1 – Nelson Mandela wrote in his Autobiography,
“Ethiopia always has a special place in my imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African. “

2 – During his period in exile, Nelson Mandela spent time in Ethiopia in 1962 where he received military training and where he addressed the Organization of African Unity.   It was shortly after leaving Ethiopia to South Africa when he was arrested, serving 27 years in prison.

3 – Would you like to stay in the same room slept in by Nelson Mandela?  Travel no further than the Ras Hotel in downtown Addis Ababa.

4 – During his stay in Ethiopia, Nelson Mandela received an Ethiopian passport under the alias David Motsamayi. Continue reading