Lal Hotel Woldiya

Weldiya, Weldiya, Amhara Region, Ethiopia | Hotel
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Churches, Caves, Rocks, Pilgrims plus Minibuses

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... of the church during the service.

Wafts of incense consumed the narrow rock carved walkaways opening up onto the three story church ascending some 15m out of the rock towards the sky. With its unique distinctive cross flat roof and 12th century guttering it was a magical experience. The pilgrims all shuffled past in their white Cortas, offering me just a sneaky glance and then they prostrated themselves in front of St Georges. Addis showed me the Hermit ...

Grotto and more rock churches

A travel blog entry by larry.phillips


Our plan today was to drive to a grotto and see a church that had been constructed in a large grotto at the time of King Lalibela (11th century) and where he is buried. We were told that it was about an hour and a half drive to the village and a 15 minute walk up the mountain.

Unfortunately, the road was another teeth rattling type (called an "African Massage" we learned) - it took us an hour and a half to go 42 kms. Also when we were about 2 ...

Rock Churches

A travel blog entry by larry.phillips


We have been very impressed with Ethiopian Airlines, with our flights on time and good service. Today our flight leaving Axum was delayed an hour and a half and the airline paid for our lunch! Air Canada, please take notice! We arrived in Lalibela, Ethiopia's most famous tourist attraction, in early afternoon.

Lalibela is named for a King who was part of the dynasty around the 11th century ...

Saving Norway From A Caterpiller

A travel blog entry by gregd999


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 notice in sight (how refreshing), and a spot of buffet breakfast to sustain me, it was off on a half day excursion to the rock church caves at Yemrehanna Kristos.

Although the caves were ...

Lalibela and The Underground Churches

A travel blog entry by gregd999


Woke fairly early, and got up around 4am to pack. Breakfast was booked for 5am, and the driver was arriving at 5:20, however when I got down to the lobby, the place was in darkness and the guard fast asleep on the floor behind the couch covered in a sheet. Watched the soccer in the lobby for a while, then wandered into the restaurant which was also in darkness to see if my breakfast was about. Found the 2 waiters fast asleep on the floor covered in sheets, and no amount ...


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