This is what I wake up to each morning. On a good day, the gentle light is accompanied by the soothing Muslim call to prayer. (According to the 2007 census, Ethiopia is 62.8% Christian and 33.9% Muslim.) On a bad day, well…. let’s just say the dogs in the neighborhood don’t exactly get along very well.
Many a night has been spent here around the table sharing brews and good conversation. The owner, Dawit, is a kind-hearted 30 year-old who is pursuing is passion in music, despite his royal heritage and family disapproval. This is his seventh year operating Cozy Place and he recently expanded the hostel to a second location.