Addis in a word: Original.
Chance of Hooking up: 4 / 5
Quality of Girls: 4 / 5
Nightlife: 4 / 5
Smoking tolerance: 4 / 5
Bachelor’s budget: $30 per day.
Beer: $.60 – $2 for a beer.
Bed: Private rooms from $10.
Bud: $5-25 for 5 grams.
Food: $2 for an injera meal.
Other Costs: The only thing not cheap in Addis are taxis. Negotiate hard. You shouldn’t pay more than 100 Birr ($5) to get anywhere.
Think herds of goat beside sky scrappers, cheap beer, great weed, amazing coffee, delicious food, jazz cafés and beautiful women. Coffee was first cultivated in Ethiopia and it was the only country not colonized in the scramble for Africa. Addis is the SHIT! Welcome to the capital of one my favourite countries in the world. I’ve visited twice now and it was just as good the second time! The city is currently undergoing a massive re-development, with new roads and skyscappers popping up everywhere. It’s changing fast, so now is the perfect time to visit.
But I should warn you: poverty is everywhere. Ethiopia is even consider poor by AFRICAN standards. You will be approached pretty much everyday by kids, cripples, and old homeless souls… but you don’t get nearly as much hassle as you do in other African countries like Djibouti, Ghana, etc.
Appearance: Ethiopians (especially the Amharas and the northern tribes) are considered by many to be the best looking in all of Africa. With light olive skin, small noses, cute features and slamming slim bodies – they can leave you paralyzed. The way to describe their look would be a mix between Arabic Gulf and East African, if that’s makes any sense. The average standard is so-so, but the top tier you see at night are in a league of their own. You really can’t do these girls justice looking on the net, you just gotta see it to believe it. As one of my friends remarked, “The girls here aren’t just hot. They’re light-yourself-on-fire-super-plasma hot.” You can a better idea of the look by clicking here.
Demographics: Addis Ababa has an estimated total population of 4 million or so, with a couple hundred thousand more women than men. (Surplus, yeah!) The largest groups include the Amhara (47.04%), Oromo (19.51%), Gurage (16.34%), Tigray (6.18%). The Amhara and the Tigray are the hottest tribes, while the Oromo look more Kenyan.
Attitudes: Ethiopians are quite friendly towards foreigners. But be warned, prostitution is endemic and you will often be shoring. Most working girls will pretend they’re ‘hair dressers’ to western men. Nightclubs are generally riddled with hookers, but some places cater to a small middle class and well off Ethiopians girls. Girls are very approachable everywhere during the day.
Gaming Strategy: It’s pretty easy to pull here, but the language barrier can sometimes be a problem. They’re are basically three tiers of girls you will deal with a night. The first are the dirt poor, mediocre street/bar chicks in the shitty bars (like the ones on Mike Layland Street). Avoid like the plague. Then they’re are the ‘classier’ shoring spots like Memos, with super-high quality pros and semi-pros, and some normal girls. These girls have a bit of cash and shoring is pretty easy. The quality is really the best you’ll see. Then, they’re are the nicer, upper class venues that cater for wealthy locals and expats. Quality is decent, but it’s a little tougher to pull. Some venues, like H20, have a great mixed crowed and offer the best of both worlds.
Accommodation: I recommend you stay in the Bole area, nearby the Atlas hotel. There’s where a lot of the action is. Martin’s cozy place is a great budget option with a small bar, cool owner and a relaxed vibe, and if you want to bang you can get a short-term room in the place across the road which is girl friendly (and also serves great food).
Getting High: Look no further than the comment section. There are even phone numbers you can call and you’ll be high within 30 minutes of arriving in the city! Aw-yeah! Dexter Jay drove to me and sorted us out with some good stuff within 30 minutes. His number is 913-95-87-23. We paid $20-25 for 5 grams or so. That’s expensive by Addis standards, buy you’re paying for a service. He’ll come to you, he’s legit, and you’ll get your stuff quick without hassle. One piece I’d advice I’d give before coming here is that you must bring plenty of rolling paper since there is no cigarette paper or blunts.
Addis has loads of cool bars and is pretty safe to walk around at night. The local dancing is great – it’s all in the shoulders! Here’s the full spectrum of bars in the city.
The Mike Leyland Strip
By midnight on the weekends, this becomes one (if not THE) wildest strip in all of Africa. Think Ethiopian Puckett with bars made of scrap metal overflowing with toothless hookers. This is the ultimate bar crawl to warm up for a night. The beer is dirt cheap, the girls are good fun (but I DON’T advise bringing them home).
About 10 notches up from Layland is Memos (although that’s still not saying much). This will be your go-to spot for easy girls. Most are freelancers, yes, but they can be shored easily enough.The good thing about this place is that is packed every single night with more girls than guys, and the quality can be seriously high. Recommended if you’re in the city mid-week.
This place is really the place you want to pull. The girls here are good looking, but more importantly, they’re not destitute hookers. These are pamper hotties with iPhones. It can be a bit cliquish and a bit of a walk, but it’s still the best place around for picking up. Great option. Website here.
This nightlclub is right at the start at Layland in the Yoly hotel. Come here after you’ve worked the strip. It’s busy every night except Monday when it’s closed. It attracts every type of girl, from rich chicks, expats to hot hoes, and the entrance fee keeps out the dodgy ones. Facebook here.
My Addis Experience
I’ve been to Addis twice and freaking love the place. I hooked up each time and kept the standards high. My first experience you can read in detail in my book. She looked like an Ethiopian Rihanna. The second time I shored a slim hottie from Memos, as did my friend Dan. I would have loved to have stayed for longer! I’ll be back.
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