By train to Dire Dawa

Useful blog by my friend Sofanit Mulugeta (@deldeyoch) about the new train service from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa, as well as Harar and Dire Dawa itself: https://deldeyoch.blogspot.com/2017/03/empires-spirituality-and-cultural-mecca.html

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Eating out in Harar

  Chloe writes: I've written a blog about things to eat and places to eat them in Harar. We were taken around all the hidden gems of Harar cuisine by a local a local guide called Solomon (who we actually found through a previous Bradt Ethiopia update) and so we decided to write about it. … Continue reading Eating out in Harar

Dec/Jan 2016/7 trip report

Jeanine writes: I traveled around ethiopia for 3 weeks with my sister over christmas/new year 2016/17. We used the guidebook edition 7 which was really helpful, but the following information may be useful:   HARAR thewodros hotel: pretty shabby nowadays, water didn't work one day, 250birr - wonderland hotel: really nice, wifi, free breakfast, hot shower, 500birr … Continue reading Dec/Jan 2016/7 trip report

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