Insider's Travel Tips
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The sprawling city's two neighbourhoods to keep on your radar are the Mercato (home to an enormous market selling everything under the sun) and Piazza, the backpackers' favourite. Bole, the area in immediate vicinity of the airport, is an upper-class neighbourhood where the country's most affluent reside, along with a significant expat population. Outside of Addis, the natural wonderland of Menagesha forest, Debre Libanos monastery, archaeological site of Tiya and scenic crater lakes of Bishoftu make for excellent day trips.