Friday, November 11, 2011

Coca-Cola in Amharic

We were recently shopping at Target for a T-shirt for Rye Bread and found this Coca-Cola T-shirt.  As we looked at it we thought it was pretty cool because it had Coca-Cola written in quite a few languages.  As I looked more closely, I was shocked to see that one of the languages was Amharic - the main language spoken in Ethiopia (see top left in the picture).  The Amharic language is only spoken in Ethiopia, so it is extremely rare to see outside of that country.  We'll never forget the sweet taste of Coca-Cola at the Riviera Hotel in Addis while eating Tibs and Injera.  Wow...great memories! 

A couple of other Coca-Cola pictures....

 A Coca-Cola bottle written in Amharic in the Riviera Hotel

A Coca-Cola truck with the Riviera Hotel in the background!  Love that place!

While we're on memories of drinks in Ethiopia, I must say that the Fanta Orange was definitely the favorite.  I don't know if it's the real sugar that it's sweetened with, or just the smiles of the people serving it, there's nothing better in Africa than a Fanta Orange!!


  1. Good eyes! We brought home a Coke bottle from Ethiopia but I don't think I would have caught the Amharic on that t-shirt. Sweet!

  2. LOVE it!!!!! once again, thank you target.