Yohannes Guesthouse, Gondar

Thanks to Yohannes of the Yohannes Guesthouse in Gondar (listed on p276 of the 8th edition) for letting me know his guesthouse is now closed with no plans to reopen.

Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

Many thanks to Yohannes Tsegaye for putting together this list of some current entrance fees in Ethiopia over the past couple of weeks: Gheralta and the Tigray Churches - Entrance is Birr 150 per person for each church visited (except Abreha Atsbeha, which is Birr 200 per person, and Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, which now … Continue reading Entrance and guide fees in Ethiopia

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 now 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

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