Ethiopia, 5th (Bradt Travel Guides)

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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 welcoming, proud and besotted by their own culture and history. Bradt’s Ethiopia is the most thorough guide available to this country rich in culture, history and dramatic scenery, and has been highly praised by both travel press and readers.

Thorough and reassuring, it provides all the practical and background information to make readers leap from their armchairs and visit this vast, magical country’
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With typically infectious enthusiasm, Philip Briggs introduces a country whose endearing people and rich heritage confound common expectations of desert and drought. Comprehensive background information and full details of "new" off-the-beaten-track locations--like the highlands of the Guassa Plateau, refuge to the endangered Ethiopian wolf--make this the essential guide to a country full of surprises.

*Historical sites, including the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela--the unofficial eighth wonder of the world

*National parks and mountain regions

*Detailed information on culture, history, and wildlife

*Where to stay and what to eat

*Amharigna language section

About the Author:

Based in South Africa, Philip Briggs has travelled extensively throughout the continent. He is the author of Bradt’s Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Tanzania: The Bradt Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, Tanzania and Uganda; and is the co-author of Rwanda. This edition is updated by Brian Blatt.

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