Get out and about while you are here. Visit the the Memorial for Martyred Freedom Fighters and Patriots.
Those wanting to see more of Ethiopia, can take their explorations a little further visit other fascinating places within easy traveling distance.
Houses of faith are the best doorways into a region's soul. The churches around Mek'ele are no exception.
If you like mixing with folk who share your passions, Mek'ele offers a range of specialist tours such as wildlife spotting tours and wildlife safaris.
Make sure you take your tastebuds for a tour of Ethiopia's restaurants and cafés. Niter kibbeh (clarified butter and ginger) and also ayibe (cottage cheese) are commonly used as part of dishes in this area. No journey through this region would be finished without tasting gored gored (raw beef) or himbasha (bread). Finish off with popcorn, a local dessert. Lifter tella is a much-loved beer here. So find a bar, pull up a stool and give it a try! Try a Ambo mineral water, an non-alcoholic beverage of choice.
Sadly, vacations can't last forever, so when it's time fly home, head to the nearest major airport in Asmara, 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the north.