December 2019 trip report

Maider writes: First of all, thanks for the quality of your web page.. I follow it regularly, and found much interesting information before scheduling our trip.. so now, to render thanks, I wanted to share our experience, with hope that it could help someone else. (And sorry if my English level is low). We are 2 … Continue reading December 2019 trip report

Addis Ababa, Lalibela and Axum updates

Ed writes: Just returned from travels using your Ethiopia guide. A few points you might address in the next edition: - There are no ATMs at Axum airport  - worth knowing if you travel expecting to be able to pull you cab fare out of one upon arrival (note from PB - I am pretty … Continue reading Addis Ababa, Lalibela and Axum updates

Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Victoria writes: My partner and I have just returned from an incredible three weeks in Ethiopia. Since Bradt was our Bible throughout the trip and I benefitted so much from this site in planning it, I thought I’d post on our experience in the hope that it will help others in turn. We arrived in … Continue reading Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Self-drive car rental, foreign exchange, and some accommodation tips

Vicky writes: We travelled for 3 weeks through Ethiopia with your guide book (edition 8). Here are a few updates and tips for others travellers: Car hire It is practically impossible to hire a car with self drive. After two days of negotiations we did get to hire a car self drive. The firm is … Continue reading Self-drive car rental, foreign exchange, and some accommodation tips

Trip report (useful South Omo info) Jan-Mar 2016

Bryan & Judy Pready write First part (days 1 to 16, to Gonder) pre­booked through Tesfa Tours http://www.tesfatours.com/ ; after that independent travel, mainly using local buses. A selection of our photos can be seen here:­ https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1pd3zAKtirpZGJ6S2tTVjNrLVE&usp=sharing 12 17 Jan Axum Ye Yared Zema Hotel: Stellae 13 18 Jan Axum Ye Yared Zema Hotel. Stellae … Continue reading Trip report (useful South Omo info) Jan-Mar 2016

Changing Ethiopian Birr to US dollars

Nicola Carroll writes: I wanted to write and let other travellers know that changing Ethiopian Birr back to US dollars in Addis is currently an absolute nightmare and was in my experience impossible through official channels. I spent two days trying to change money and public banks, private banks, all the major hotels, fx exchange … Continue reading Changing Ethiopian Birr to US dollars