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yonny Yonas Tiku Legese

About me

I have been working as a part time tour guide for various tour companies, an instructor in a small tourism college and a travel coordinator for one agency in Addis Ababa as a full time job since June, 2010. I am responsible for arranging travel for Tourists. And I do guiding them from the moment they are in-country till they depart for their home.

Before this job, I used to be a teacher. After graduation in Geography from Addis Ababa University in 2003, I was assigned to be a teacher in one of the remote area of the country by the government. As I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, which is the capital and has a better infrastructure and services, traveling more than 1000Km from Addis to teach in an area where there is no electricity and clean water was such a challenge for me.I have learned two things from my first job. First, how to sustain ones life with a very difficult situation and second how I was ignorant about the different culture and history my country. The trip I had to my first work was a three day trip by bus and taught me more than what I got from my school!

I taught for seven years in different parts of the country. Then I decided to go to school to study tourism. There, I got what my real soul is and for what purpose am created for!

Graduated being top of my class with a gold medal , I am committed to help my country in the tourism sector.

My goal simply is to have my own tour company. I believe that Ethiopia is a must- to- see destination but the tourism business is at its infancy stage. I want to contribute my part to make Ethiopia one of the top tourism destination.

Spoken languages

  • English Fluent
  • French Beginner

My interests


Traveling, meeting new people, reading books, watching movies, listening music


I love reading historical, cultural and tourism related books


I like all kind of musics


Love Romantic comedy and classical movies

Organisations I belong to:

I am working for one agency, but I am ready to be an independent tour guide and eventually start my own tour company

Travel experiences

Past trips:

I have been almost all part of Ethiopia, but unfortunately never been out side of Ethiopia

Planned trips:

Haven't decided yet but I wanna start from my neighboring countries and work on visiting the world's top destinations.

Belongs to the following groups


Addis Abeba

I was born and raised in Addis. I still live and work in Addis. So why not joining this group!


Max number of guests:
Maximum length of stay:

Depend on my work schedule and the type of the guest

I Live With:

currently alone but will marry my fiance in 2013

Please bring:

all necessary personal stuffs

I can offer my guests:
A guided tour.

a place to sleep

I can offer my hosts:

depends on the situations

Public transport:

there are cheap public transport in the nearby, so you can use those services

House Rules:
No drugs.

no homo sexual
keep personal hygiene
respect the culture