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Ethiopia: Bradt Travel Guide

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While the world taps its feet, Ethiopia breakdances with its shoulders. This is an uplifting, inspirational country which confounds expectations. It’s no featureless desert but a land of majestic landscapes surrounding a vast, fertile plateau. The rock-hewn churches in its medieval capital, Lalibela, are regarded by many as the eighth wonder of the world. Its people are we ...more
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 624 pages
Published July 15th 2009 by Bradt Travel Guides (first published October 1st 1995)
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A highly thorough read about everything Ethiopia. It is getting us very excited about our travel there sometime this spring or summer. I like that the author spent 5 months there going to every region, every hotel, every camp site, taking every form of transportation. I like that he grew up in South Africa and has written guides for Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and a few other African countries, and is able to draw from his experiences as a well-African-traveled person. I appreciated his reflections on how ...more
I primarily read novels so it seems odd to be rating a travel guide, but this was fabulous.

I have a WIP set in Ethiopia for half of the book and research online could get a little overwhelming. Enter a travel guide, which has been utterly invaluable, covering not only customs, languages, wildlife, and locations, but details about hotels, costs, etc. My copy is covered in mini Post It notes and I've referred back to it many times during revisions.

I will definitely be keeping in mind Bradt guide
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Jake Cooper
I know, I know, putting a travel guide on Goodreads is just bizarre, but the first few chapters of this gem -- on Ethiopian customs, Ethiopian food and history, how to be a respectful traveler, the shock of visiting developing nations -- are the best I've seen in a travel guide.
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