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Area in Shashemene

Rastafarian Community

Shashemene’s Rastafarian community, known locally as Jamaica, straddles the main road just north of town. It’s readily distinguished by its tri-coloured buildings, dreadlocked inhabitants and rounded vowels of Carib…
Spring in Shashemene

Wondo Genet

The name of this hot springs resort 16km southeast of Shashemene translates as ‘Green Heaven’, which was more applicable before the hills were cleared of most of their forest. The cement hot springs pools have more …
Caribbean in Shashemene

Bolt House

Caribbean cuisine in Shashemene? Yes, it's possible at the Bolt House. Run by a Jamaican couple, this colourful eatery about 100m off the main road (it's signposted) has a wonderful green feel. It's noted for its se…
Gallery in Shashemene

Banana Art Gallery

This place is the home-cum-workshop-cum-museum of Haile Selassie medals and memorabilia of Ras Hailu Tefari (Bandy), originally from St Vincent in the Caribbean. His extraordinary collages use only material from ban…