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5.0 out of 5 stars
A very informative and useful guide to a fascinating country, 7 May 2003
I was fortunate enough to spend a month in Ethiopia, 25 days with an organised overland tour and a week on my own. The Bradt guide was an excellent source of historical/background information throughout that time, in addition to providing accurate reviews of accommodation and places to eat. I am not an experienced traveller and can understand anyone's hesitation in considering a visit to Ethiopia. To many people the very mention of the name conjurs up images of poverty and famine. However, this book does make it a much less daunting prospect. Ethiopia has been referred to as "The Hidden Kingdom" and is a country with deserves to have a guide book dedicated to it, rather than as part of a general overview of East Africa. I consider the Bradt the pick of the bunch when compared to the other major travel guides and recommend it without hesitation.