Travel Blogs from Lalibela, Ethiopia

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Adventures in Flight III, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Adventures in Flight III

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Waiting...We were told to be at the Lalibela airport 2 hours before our flight, only to find that it was delayed 1/2 hr.  Since this is the only flight of the day, there's no reason to rush, right?  More realistically, it was delayed 45 min or ...

To Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

To Lalibela

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... . Tchat is a plant - the leaves are chewed into a paste and have an amphetamine-like effect. Our driver does runs across Ethiopia with his cargo and drives non-stop, surviving on tchat and very little else. He also had a cassette collection, which he ...

Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Churches of Lalibela

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... . Sometimes I think religion is only what people take from it, they discard the rest, discard what doesn't suit them. I mean, the big Lalibela cross is meant to be very holy, handed down from God himself. But it's ok to photograph it for a bit of ...

Lovely Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lovely Lalibela

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Lalibela, Lalibela - one of the 8th wonders of the world.  Filled with churches carved out of rock.  These buildings are not erected from the bottom up, but carved from the top down.  Many are even carved our of a single piece of ...

Meeting Friends, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Meeting Friends

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... at the level of education!  This man apparently has a brother who is living in Canada.  He to wanted to welcome us to Ethiopia and have us to his home for coffee.  After much convincing (2 was just too much) we agreed to see his home and ...

Churches Rock!, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Churches Rock!

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Lalibela, Ethiopia. Lalibela is an incredible site and sight. The valley itself is quite small, and with the exception of one or two paved roads, most of the lanes are rocky, treacherous paths, unlit at night, and crowed with shack-like houses. The ...

"Bus"-ting My Ass

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... with the hindsight of the horror to come in northern Kenya, I grow almost misty eyed at the simple, bone shattering rattle of Ethiopia's roads - like the missed caress of a lover's touch.) The up and back from Lalibela did inspire me to come up with ...

Mule ride up to the monasteries, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Mule ride up to the monasteries

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... was steep and occasionally we needed to get off and walk. As we ascended we were rewarded with views over Lalibela and the surrounding countryside. I was enjoying it, despite having appalling mule-control and riding skills. Then I banged ...

Hot bus ride to Dese, Dese, Ethiopia travel blog

Hot bus ride to Dese

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... is a very garlicky mush of injera and tomatoes. - Kocho is the grey stodgy slices that are an important staple in southwest Ethiopia. We were served it with kitfo. But, back to Dese. The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering around sorting ...

Unforgetable Sights Of Lalibela And NO LUGGAGE!, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Unforgetable Sights Of Lalibela And NO LUGGAGE!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... . Why Ethiopia? Why Lalibela? Lalibela is the home to some amazing historic Christian churches dating from the 10Th century. Ethiopia's King Lalibela wanted to create a new Jerusalem as Jerusalem had been taken by the Muslims and so he set out to create ...

Lalibela's Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela's Churches

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

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We saw many of the great churches in Lalibela. There are 11 main churches that are are located in the heart of the city.  One 200 birr ticket grants you access to all of them.  With the help of our amazing guide, Mario, we were able to visit ...

Lalibela adventures, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela adventures

A travel blog entry by roberton

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Iain - We got to see amazing churches cut out of a single piece of rock hundreds of years ago. There were six churches in the first group and once I got home I got to see the Milky Way because there is very little light pollution and Africa is a great ...

Visiting a school in lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Visiting a school in lalibela

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

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... to the principal we went to observe two kindergarten classrooms, a new addition to the school funded through a charitable organization named Plan Ethiopia.  Being able to see an age group I am so familiar with in such a different setting was so ...

Getting Stoned, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Getting Stoned

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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...  We have all heard about the great rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, but could it really be that good?  We arrived in Lalibela and decided, after some  searching, to stay at the Private Roha Hotel.  This hotel is known for the fact that ...

Saving Norway From A Caterpiller, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Saving Norway From A Caterpiller

A travel blog entry by gregd999

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OK, I've finally found something that I don't like about Lalibela. Who was it that taught all the primary school kids to to greet me with "Hello Grandpa"? After a wander up on the hotel rooftop to admire the surrounding view, with not a safety rail or ...

TESFA Community Trekking, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

TESFA Community Trekking

A travel blog entry by leahaston

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... work, however, because our necks, faces, and the backs of our hands got fried. The hike itself was amazing. 90% of Ethiopia’s population are subsistence farmers and we got to see this lifestyle up close. It was a very unique opportunity to interact ...

Doe, a deer, a female deer, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Doe, a deer, a female deer

A travel blog entry by evy_duville

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... you coming to Africa? :) - I love the Ethiopian movies and music clips that they show in the bus for 10 hours...NOT!, - Ethiopia is a fantastic country, with amazing people, but to backpack alone, it would maybe be a bit lonely cause at most of the ...

Falls to take the blues away, Filakit, Ethiopia travel blog

Falls to take the blues away

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... arrived at the falls we were not disappointed. It is said that the falls lost it beauty because of the hydro-electricity plant, supplying Ethiopia with power. But we caught it on a good day and the water was falling strongly.  The falls consist of 3 ...

Lost in Lalibela's Labyrinth, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lost in Lalibela's Labyrinth

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... draw foreign tourists and TV producers worldwide (there is a Canadian team from Quebec here now filming a children's show), Lalibela is the centre of pilgrimage for many Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and during major festivals, this place is swarming. ...

Mekele, Mekele, Ethiopia travel blog

Mekele

A travel blog entry by lilti

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... renegade Arabs) on Ethiopian soil, so these potential sins are no doubt looked over. Anyway, why the eleventh? Quickly and simply Ethiopia has thirteen months. 12 months of thirty days, and the last month catching all of the extra days in the 365 day ...

A hot shower, what more could a girl ask for?, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

A hot shower, what more could a girl ask for?

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... shower feel so good? I don't know, but it certainly does. Start: Harego Lodge, Kombolcha, ETH. 09:30 End: Roha Hotel, Lalibela, ETH. 17:30 Distance Traveled: 310 km Road Conditions: lots of detours, traffic, construction, but for the last 14 km, ...

Thousand year old stone churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Thousand year old stone churches

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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... of rock that hasn't been built in sections of cemented together! Incredible! We also visited the weekly market that the town of Lalibela hosts, with all kinds of local produce and wears sold. Most people walk a full day to the market to trade their goods ...

Addis exodus, Kombolcha, Ethiopia travel blog

Addis exodus

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... a car with missing headlights. Our highest point passed today was 3800 metres! There is plenty of deforestation. And yet Ethiopia is still quite green and fertile. People dress differently here, many more head scarves are worn by women, men are ...

Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... at overlooking the city, shopped at the coolest market I had seen in Africa and attended a mass at its biggest church.   Lalibela is located on the side of the mountain and the airport is located 17km away in the valley.  On the shuttle from ...

Day 34 - Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Day 34 - Lalibela

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

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... : Forward Looking Falls: 2 Broken Frames: 1 So I was planning on going to Axum, right in the north of Ethiopia, and skipping Lalibela, over to the east.  However the consensus amongst fellow travellers was that Axum was missable and had terrible ...

Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela

A travel blog entry by longwalktour

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... . We wandered through the stalls snapping off photos from the hip, trying to capture candid shots. The thing that makes Lalibela most famous, even a pilgrimage site for many, is its series of rock-hewn churches from the 12th-13th centuries. Twelve of ...

In awe of King Lalibela’s New Jerusalem, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

In awe of King Lalibela’s New Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by vdc

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After yet another spectacular scenic flight over the arid mountain ranges of Northern Ethiopia, we arrived in Lalibela in the late morning. We hopped on the shuttle with several other tourists for the hour long ride into town. Upon arrival at the Mountain ...

Move Over, Petra, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Move Over, Petra

A travel blog entry by donna321

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... for miles for only dollars a day, traditional "tukol" houses, lots of shepherds, etc. You could easily spend days in Lalibela, visiting the various churches located within the town and then a few others outside of it, but unfortunately we only had ...

Gonder to Lalibela and around, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Gonder to Lalibela and around

A travel blog entry by london_to_ct

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Day 31 Once again we were up relatively early for our trip to Lalibela, another once capital of Ethiopia. The roads were initially pretty good, the problem that arose was that at no time what so ever is there a gap between villages and the road in ...

Lalibela, Lalibela, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela

A travel blog entry by izzie

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