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Extra Credit: Ethiopia On Wednesday, the fourteenth of November, we had the privilege of having a speaker come and talk about her stories from Ethiopia. Ethiopia is two times the size of Texas with 73 million people within, half of which live homeless and in poverty. The most populated city of Ethiopia is the capital city of Addis Ababa. Within the capital city is a marketplace style economy. According to Lindsey, cows and goats are among the most expensive trades. There is some money that comes into Ethiopia from tourism. If one wanted to make some easy money all they would have to do is take the hair of a sheep or horse and weave it into a hat or some piece of jewelry. Tourists are willing to give up ridiculous amounts of money for them and they are easy to make.
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Unformatted text preview: The house that Lindsey stayed in was made of chika, a mixture of dried cow manure, straw, dirt and hay. Many houses in Ethiopia use this technique to build a somewhat sturdy house. They also use stone for building when possible. Ethiopia is known for its coffee which is very dark in color and bold. They don’t use milk but more wealthy individuals like to use a lot of sugar. It is customary in Ethiopia for the young lady of the house to make coffee every time a visitor comes. And if the visitor is lucky, the coffee is served with fondisha popcorn, a dish that wealthy people also love to add sugar into. The cuisine in Ethiopia is very spicy, spinach is popular, and some Italian food was popularized from an attempted invasion of Ethiopia....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course BA 205 taught by Professor Uknown during the Spring '08 term at N. Colorado.

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