Having recently had a wonderful trip to Ethiopia I bought this book to enhance my knowledge of the country and to learn from someone elses experiences. It seems all the author does is walk....and walk..... and talk to old men without any really interesting conclusion. Theres very little down to earth sharing of his travels except all the struggles of walking over mountains to places of little interest to anyone. I struggled to get through this book and found very little satisfaction in it. In many places it was poorly written.