02 October 2008

Sleeping in Ethiopia

The background: In Ethiopa the average household income is US$180 a year (source: UNICEF). The foreground: In Addis Ababa, the cheapest available rooms at the Hilton and the Sheraton cost US$275 and US300 a night.

From the Hilton: Welcome to this spacious 33m²/355sq.ft room with a balcony offering a mountain, garden or city view. The bright and airy room, decorated with original artwork, has 1 king bed and a desk. Special touches may include daily newspaper, mineral water, chocolates, flowers and fruit.
From the Sheraton: Discover what luxury really means. We offer 293 deluxe guest rooms. For added convenience, each room features a private safe and 24-hour room service.
  • Fax Machine
  • Air-Conditioned Room
  • In-Room Safe
  • Private Balcony
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Hairdryer
  • DVD/CD Player
  • Maid Service
  • Data Port
  • Room with Sitting Area
  • Butler Service
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Wake-up Service
  • Back to the background: Elsewhere in Addis Ababa ...

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