The Bradt guide is great and can’t wait for the new editions. I am living in Addis and have travelled a lot in the North by bus which I can wholeheartedly recommend, but bring flea powder or be eaten.
A few places that weren’t mentioned in version 4 but I really hope make it to the new edition.
In Addis Ababa, Mr Martin’s Cosy Place is a fantastic Budget place to stay in Bole, near Edna Mall and Atlas Hotel.It lives up to it’s name.
The Tara Centre is a brilliant NGO working in great ways with the community in Gondar, they have a community shop too.
Lastly if anybody’s interested in the Rock Hewn Churches of the Tigrai region, I have access to many copies of Ruth Plant’s book, Architecture of the Tigre, Ethiopia. Please email me, postage in UK and cheaper than Amazon. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy your visit.