Interactive map of Tigrai churches

Zac writes: I've been working on an interactive map of the Tigray churches in Ethiopia since no such thing existed. It's currently a work in progress but as far as I know it's the most exhaustive map of the rock-hewn churches of the Tigray Region available. I've based it off your guidebook, the Lonely Planet … Continue reading Interactive map of Tigrai churches

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

Map recommendations

John Grinling writes: In the new edition, p. 85, concerning road maps, you say that no reliable road map of the country can be found. I use an excellent road map named “Äthiopien” published by Reise-Know-How Verlag, Bielefeld ( that I purchased in Switzerland. Il is not only fairly precise (1:1’800’000) but it is printed … Continue reading Map recommendations

Trip report Jan-Feb 2014

Thanks to Michael Pinet for this wonderfully detailed and informative trip report: We have read and studied the Bradt guide again and again to prepare our 2011 and 2014 trips to Ethiopia and it was the only guide we took with us. We like its thoroughness, accuracy and personal touch. However here is some updated … Continue reading Trip report Jan-Feb 2014