I was born in Addis Ababa.
I grew up in the unique urban culture of the city. Addis for me is more than a city, it is a vibe, a way of living. Much of Addis Ababa we grew up in is changing – the Addis I remember from the late 70s, 80’s and 90’s is so different from the present. But Addis still has kept its charm with its quaint cafes serving up the world’s best macchiato, sprawling markets where you can find anything from peppers to gold, colorful nightlife – from azmaris to the dance clubs, amazing food and so much more. For me, it is the small town feel while still being the capital.
Do you remember taking the bus from Shiro Meda where people vehicles and animals shared the same road, getting off at Legehar to buy peanuts or sugar cane from the street vendors, walking to Ambassador to catch the latest feature back when going to the cinema was more than entertainment, it was our only window to the outside world, hoping on the Lada taxi to visit your family or zipping around town in a Beetle?
This is for my nostalgia to everything Addis Ababa is to me. I am sure this will also bring back fond memories of Addis for you.
This t-shirt is soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• Oxblood Black, Navy and Army - 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Dark Grey Heather - 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping