ETHIOPIA is reputed to be the oldest civilization on record, more than 5 million years. It has been referred to as The Cradle of Civilization. Formerly known as Abyssinia, it is also the oldest independent country in Africa. Architectural sites date back 2.6 million years. A safe haven for religious worship, the country has been the home ground for the world’s major faiths, Christian, Judaic and Moslem. In the 20th century Emperor Haile Selessie brought this
country to the world stage.

If you haven’t been there and are in the New York area through the first week in November go see “LUCY,” at the new Discovery Channel showcase in Times Square.
The exhibit provides a full color panorama of the world’s oldest humanoid, an evolutionary link to modern man. Following this progression you’ll enter the modern age of the country to the present.
Learn about what make’s this country a “must see.” Rock hewn churches, myriad lakes and rivers, ancient customs and traditions, medieval castles and wildlife terrain.
ETHIOPIA has it all including its native cuisine, a fusion of African, Indian and Mediterranean influences.

Check out the podcast of our show on ETHIOPIA on our Home page and send us your comments.

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Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio

Michael has been an active player in Media Relations and Marketing for the past 30 years with stints at The New York Times, Forbes, WOR Radio, TV Channel 11, Attenzione Magazine,, and with participation in the Caribbean Tourism Org.,/ CTO, the Pacific Travel Assn./ PATA, the Foreign Press Assn./ FPA, and the International Society of Travel Writers/ ISTR. Libra/ America, his latest signature, provides travel opportunities to VIP travelers and groups world-wide. Let’s Travel! Radio is an extension of his experiences.

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