New French restaurant in Addis Ababa

Louis Guilbaud writes: I am a French citizen, married with an Ethiopian woman, and living in Addis Ababa. We recently opened an upmarket restaurant called Cafe-Restaurant Montmartre, offering French and Ethiopian food.  We offer the choice between the café-space (fresh fruit juices and coffee machine or traditional at choice, eventually combined with a light breakfast), or the restaurant-space just … Continue reading New French restaurant in Addis Ababa

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

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

Nordic Medical Centre, Addis Ababa

Therese writes: The Nordic Medical Centre is Norwegian run and staffed by both international and Ethiopian doctors and nurses. They are open 24/7 and operate an ambulance services - also with trained ambulance staff, which is not always the case here. In addition, they have teamed up with a flight operator, and using a network … Continue reading Nordic Medical Centre, Addis Ababa