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 … Continue reading Excellent Ethiopia travel blog
Addis Advisor writes: I was at an Addis Hotel exhibition yesterday. Your readers might want to know about a good new hotel booking site, totally local, by 2 young guys... the URL is www.siyago.com
Thanks to Matthias fir alerting me to this very useful new downloadable brochure about Jimma and nearby sites in the western highlands, including coffee plantations and a new national park where you can see elephants! http://binco.eu/en/publicaties/reisgids-in-en-rond-jimma-zuid-west-ethiopie/
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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 … Continue reading Old Aster Aweke recordings
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 … Continue reading Visas on arrival