Omo & Chebera-Churchura, Dec 2016

Simon writes: Notes on recent trip to Ethiopia, with reference to 7th Edition. P92 Camping Gear The guide now refers to several parks with camping sites as the only suitable option and if travelling independently off the beaten track, a tent in a village compound may be a better option than a night in a … Continue reading Omo & Chebera-Churchura, Dec 2016

Coffee Tours

Addis Advisor writes: Epic Ethiopia Travel & Tours is a new company specialised, among other things, in coffee-related trips to two of Ethiopia's three major coffee growing areas i.e Jimma/Bonga in Kaffa southwest of Addis Ababa, and Sidamo, south of Hawassa, where the world famous Yorgachaffe is grown..... both are about 350 km from Addis Ababa The owner, Ato Mesai Haileleul, is a … Continue reading Coffee Tours

Food and music in Jimma (and other Ethiopian) restaurants: some quibbles

A rather disgruntled Giorgio Bulgarelli writes: I think you should clearly write that when you ask some of the Western dishes written in the menus of most Ethiopian restaurants, the usual answer is የለም (yäläm, or no). Not because they’ve finished the related ingredients, but because they never bought them. Usually, menus —also in some … Continue reading Food and music in Jimma (and other Ethiopian) restaurants: some quibbles

Some current hotel prices

Suzanne writes: Prices have all gone up, some by more than 100%. Below I've listed the page number (5th Edition) , hotel and new price in order as we travelled around. 553       Ambo            Abebech Matafaria Hotel                        Twin Room            295 B 575       Across the street from Classic Café – new … Continue reading Some current hotel prices