Pants. Avoid unless you are specifically going to both countries and cant bear to carry two books.
Fairly good info for Ethiopia's historical circuit but even there the writing style is appalling and gushy with far too many completely!! innapropriate!!! exclamation marks!!!!
Is also now quite outdated - factor prices up by X2 and features several hotels which no longer exist and restaurants which have gone markedly downhill.
The book really falls down on its claims to inform about Dijibouti and Eritrea however, which are cursory and just feel as if they have been tacked on in a cynical attempt to tap a market.
The chapter on Asmara, capital of Eritrea, is particularly bad. In one of the most architecturally extaordinary cities on earth, the notes have clearly been cribbed from another book with zero understanding or appreciation for their subject matter.
And, as i discovered to my cost, the airport is not ten minutes from the nearest bus service - its half an hour with a heavy back pack in pitch darkness. Thanks boys!