Feb 2017 trip report

Matt writes: I used your excellent Bradt Guide to Ethiopia during a recent trip to that country and thought I would send a couple of updates for you and to post on your forum. I spent 12 days travelling through the north of Ethiopia during February 2017, combining several different tours with a local agent. … Continue reading Feb 2017 trip report

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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

American Express travellers’ cheques

Michelle writes: Amex Travellers Cheques now not accepted in any Ethiopian Bank (Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Dashen Bank, also tried others in Addis). Evidently in about June 2013, a number of counterfeit Amex Travellers tendered by travellers to major Ethiopian Banks.  The counterfeit cheques were not honoured by Amex.  We were told that "the problem has … Continue reading American Express travellers’ cheques