Shashemene- 250 km south of Addis Abeba is mainly a crossroads town. The north leading to Addis Abeba or Nazareth; the east leading to the Bale Mountains and Sof Omar Caves; the west to Sodo, Hosainna, and Arba Minch; and the south to Hawassa, Dilla, and Moyale. The town is also famous for being the settlement of many Rastafarians from Jamaica and other countries. They worship Ras Tafari (throne name for Haile Selassie) as their savior and Ethiopia as their paradise.