Genna (Ethiopian Christmas) in Lalibela

Emily writes: I just spent (Ethiopian) Christmas in Lalibela and, given that we were the only ferengi that we saw the whole time who didn't have a guide with them, I thought it might be useful to share an update about what is happening when - I couldn't find much information online when I was … Continue reading Genna (Ethiopian Christmas) in Lalibela

Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

Victoria writes: My partner and I have just returned from an incredible three weeks in Ethiopia. Since Bradt was our Bible throughout the trip and I benefitted so much from this site in planning it, I thought I’d post on our experience in the hope that it will help others in turn. We arrived in … Continue reading Detailed northern Ethiopia trip report (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

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

Bahir Dar updates (and details of new daily bus to Lalibela)

AddisAdvisor writes: BAHIR DAR update. February/March 2019 A few notes from a recent personal visit PLUS information provided by Nati from Manuhie Backpackers Lodge. Accommodation UNISON HOTEL for those who like things big brash and modern this is a new hotel, almost opposite the old Ghion, with a nice restaurant and sensible room prices. We were told … Continue reading Bahir Dar updates (and details of new daily bus to Lalibela)