Excellent Ethiopia travel blog

 

https://new-faces-new-places.com is a great new blog with detailed stories and pictures based on the author Zac’s trip to Ethiopia from December 2015 to February 2016. It includes posts on Addis Ababa and Harar, and Zac hopes to add to add Lalibela, Awra Amba, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Simien Mountains, Axum, the Tigray Churches/Hawzien, Mekele and the Danakil Depression in the near future.

 

Old Aster Aweke recordings

I just came across this amazing website awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com. Anybody with more than a passing interest in African music could explore it for days. But if you like Aster Aweke, download the old cassette posted in  October 2010. Sounds totally different & very much older and more traditional than other other CD or cassette I’ve ever heard from her. Fascinating stuff.


Visas on arrival

A regular query on websites is which nationalities can get a tourist visa on arrival at Bole Airport (see page 80).

Thanks to Frank Rispin for pointing out that this information is posted and kept up to date on the Ethiopian Embassy in London’s excellent website.

At present, tourist visas can only be issued on arrival to:

  • foreign nationals who are coming from countries where there is no Ethiopian Mission

  • foreign nationals who are coming from and are permanent residents in any of the following internationally recognised tourist-generating countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.