How to tell if your Ethiopian is Ethiopian: What to look for in your first visit

A few weeks ago, I returned to Ethiopia after a year in the United States.

I knew it was a big country but had no idea what to expect.

After a few days in Amman, I had a great time.

The people were friendly, the food was good, the shops were good and the culture was good.

The main problem I had was with the language.

I spoke few words of Ethiopian.

I had to learn more about the Ethiopian language before I could start learning about the culture.

Ethiopia is not an easy place to visit.

The language barrier is one of the biggest hurdles in Ethiopian tourism.

If you want to visit Ethiopia, you have to understand how the people live, work, eat and think.

This article is written by Emma Kowalski, an English teacher at a local school in the city of Nairobi.

Emma is a registered nurse, and her job requires her to stay on the job while teaching students.

She writes about health, culture and social issues for The Globe and Mail.

Follow Emma on Twitter: @EmmaKowalsk