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Short Journeys: Ethiopia


Ethiopia is a delight to visit as a country. This book concentrates on the north, which is beautiful, green and mountainous. Ethiopia is in the heart of the horn of Africa, but it also possesses a vibrancy, an ethos that is truly unique, that cannot be found in another country on this amazing continent, nor the world. It offers adventure in many different forms, warm and friendly people, exhilaration and above all experience.


Read about trekking in the Simien Mountains and visiting the UNESCO Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. Information on travelling by plane and bus.

I visit:

Addis Ababa, the vibrant capital.

Lalibela, where ancient churches were carved into rock.

Gondar – once capital of Ethiopia, a great citadel at the centre of the city.

The Simien Mountains – stretching up to 4500 metres, these stunning mountains are a highlight of any trip to north Ethiopia, and provide some wonderful and affordable trekking.

Bahir Dar – on the beautiful Lake Tana. Not too far from the Blue Nile Falls.

This book includes 35 photos taken by the author himself, accommodation suggestions and more! Written in an open and easy to read style, this is the second edition.

‘Short Journeys’ is a series of stories about my travels to different countries. Whilst they are not intended as a guide book, I have endeavoured to include information about where I stayed, what I ate, what I saw and how to go about it if you were to visit the countries in question. My previous writings – the ‘Dhaka to Dakar’ books, were simply travel experiences. This time I wanted to go a little further for the reader.

I wanted to include any stories and experiences I thought were interesting, important or amusing whilst I was travelling. I want to encourage you the reader to read, think about, and then perhaps go there yourself. You will find information on the places I stayed and visited, and how I got there and around.

You will get a PDF (58MB) file

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