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Outlook Traveller's Bucket List for 2016

From the fabled scenic cycle trails of New Zealand to the stunning islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, here's where you should go this year

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
It’s surprising that Africa’s fourth largest city and the vast continent’s diplomatic capital is known so little to the world outside—Addis Ababa is home to the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and several other interna­tional organisations. But if the Ethiopian capital is the gateway to another world of op­portunity and riches to rural Ethiopians, the sprawling megalopolis of contrasts is also at the mysterious cusp of the ancient and the contemporary for visitors from elsewhere. Named for a ‘new flower’ in Amharic, the official language of the 88 spoken in Ethiopia, the city was founded as the place from which Emperor Menelik II’s wife could enjoy mineral baths with her friends. It’s also the birthplace of coffee and—in a metro of great bazaars, historic walks, venerated churches, stately government buildings and plentiful museums—traditional coffee ceremonies honour guests in the old way.

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