To be in a historical place is for most people a highly fascinating experience. One could get a fill and half of history in museums. But visiting ancient sites or places that have withstood the test of time and stood for over a hundred years, is the real icing on the cake of history. Even if you are a stranger in a foreign country, the encounter can still be breathtaking.
From the entrance, nothing says you are about to dine in the midst of immense history, (and we wouldn't have had a clue if it was not for our very polite and extremely helpful guide).
But there's a sense of nostalgia of an era gone by, going by the interior decor.
And the dead giveaway is a huge portrait that proudly proclaims that this establishment has been in operation since 1898.
Our guide could have been on to something, when he told us that this was the very first hotel to be set up in Ethiopia.
It's really a pity that my taste-buds can't stomach the highly acclaimed Ethiopian national dish.
For real, it felt mighty odd to feast on a piece of "modern" fish delicacy, instead of fishing for traditional dishes in the menu, which have been served for many decades.