Jan 2019 trip report

  Thingscarried47 writes: I spent three weeks in Ethiopia last month. Thanks so much for this awesome guidebook! (Lonely Planet owners would ask to borrow my Bradt guide, but not the other way around...) A few things: Security: The current animosity between some Amharans and Tigraians caused a few tense situations. My local bus from … Continue reading Jan 2019 trip report

News from Axum & Shire Inda Selassie

Mister T writes: Hi and congrats for the excellent guide book! Some updates based on my own experience here. P. 309: entrance fee to Axum secular sites is now 300 birr P. 313: Mehela Profession "....attracts thousands of white-robed worshippers". I've gone twice and think that "hundreds" is more like it. P. 301: the bus … Continue reading News from Axum & Shire Inda Selassie

Ankober Museum

Yacob writes: The museum in the compound of Ankober Mikael is small but quite fascinating. It  displays precious artefacts from the time of Emperor Menelik and Empress Taitu, including include crowns, manuscripts, swords, royal attires and other precious items. I think the museum is quite new and these artefacts were previously kept inside the church and … Continue reading Ankober Museum

Trip report Jan 2019

Mari writes: We have just returned from travelling independently around north Ethiopia. Found the 8th edition indispensable . A few recommendations & updates which may be useful for other travellers Lalibela We were put in touch with a guide in lalibella by Susan the owner of Ben Abeba restaurant - ( he is nephew of … Continue reading Trip report Jan 2019