Two couples cosmopolitan upper class Ethiopians demonstrate that modernity has also come to these African lands. Ethiopia is the third fastest growing economy in the world, after China and India, with an average of 11% annually over the past five years. "The process of transformation and growth, which began a decade ago, is now an undeniable reality and you can see up on the street, since Ethiopia is one of the African countries where most rapidly growing middle class," says David J . Mülchi, Ethiopia's honorary consul in Spain, the equivalent of ambassador since there is no Ethiopian Embassy in Spain.