New Book on Church Art in Ethiopia

Dawit Teferi, who contributed some useful background info to the latest edition of Bradt Ethiopia, has let me know that new book “Visiting Ethiopian Churches: Understanding the Paintings of Eight Frequently Visited Churches of Ethiopia” is bow available on amazon on kindle. It focuses mainly on painting relating to the Virgin Mary in eight popular churches: Yemrehanna … Continue reading New Book on Church Art in Ethiopia

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Accommodation updates 2019

Victor writes: We read and used the Bradt guide on Ethiopia. It is very good and informative. I want to share one experience with you so that future editions can be even improved. In Wukro you indicate there is a Wikro Lodge, 4 stars. Our experience end June this year with them was bad. Although … Continue reading Accommodation updates 2019

Detailed Jan/Feb 2019 trip report

Lucas writes: First off, thanks for putting together such a wonderful guidebook (Ethiopia 7th edition). It’s one of the best I’ve ever used. I’m writing to share some information based on my just finished 1-month journey through Ethiopia which you may find useful bearing in mind that I haven’t been using the latest edition. Gondar … Continue reading Detailed Jan/Feb 2019 trip report

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

Simien Mountains recommendation

Vikki and Calum McLean write: I would like to submit the following review for a recent (December 2017) trekking holiday in the Ethiopian Simien Mountains. We trekked with Simien Mountains Tours (www.ethio-simienmountains.com), run by Dawoud Sulayman and his truly excellent team. They provided our family of six with an unforgettable tour of Gondar and the … Continue reading Simien Mountains recommendation

Jan/Feb 2018 trip report

Inken Schuett writes: Timkat in Gondar made the start of our two weeks trip to Ethiopia. The joy of the celebrating crowd is infecting. People are dancing and singing while processing down the main road to Fasil's bath. Peace enters the mind during overnight chanting at bath compound. But the time, the priest gives the … Continue reading Jan/Feb 2018 trip report