Old Abyssinia Lodge, Lalibela

Amanda writes: Firstly can I say, your Ethiopia 7th edition, is completely amazing! It gave such a variety of information, and recommendations. Better than any internet research I could have ever done. We recently stayed in Old Abyssinia, which was a popular restaurant in Lalibela, and now the owner has erected three bungalows in the … Continue reading Old Abyssinia Lodge, Lalibela

September 2016 trip report

Georgie writes: Having just come back from a great trip to Ethiopia using the 7th Edition of your guide, we thought that we would let you know about some of the things that have changed there. I’ll use the page numbers of the 7th edition in my comments below:   Lalibela: Restaurants: Ben Abeba – absolutely stunning location, excellent … Continue reading September 2016 trip report

Trip report from a female traveller

Carrie writes: I just got back from three weeks in Ethiopia using the 7th edition of the Bradt guide. The guidebook was invaluable and I couldn't have done the trip (solo, without a guide) without it. There were just a couple of things I wanted to update you on: Women travellers: As a 27-year-old American woman … Continue reading Trip report from a female traveller

Understanding Ethiopia: Geology and Scenery by Frances Williams

Understanding Ethiopia: Geology and Scenery (Springer, 2016) is a new book written by Frances Williams, a former lecturer at Addis Ababa University, about the geology and landscapes of Ethiopia. Aimed primarily at the casual reader (but also with much to engage the specialist), the book provides an easy-to-read overview of Ethiopia's unique and amazing geology, which is dominated by ancient … Continue reading Understanding Ethiopia: Geology and Scenery by Frances Williams

Detailed July/August 2016 trip report

Greg writes: Chapter 3 - Practical Information In the section "red tape" I suggest specifying that Visas on Arrival are not issued at Dire Dawa airport, notwithstanding daily flights from Djibouti. Tourists arriving from Djibouti must either obtain their visa in advance from the Ethiopian embassy in Djibouti city or fly directly to Bole airport. … Continue reading Detailed July/August 2016 trip report