Mountain View Hotel

North Wollo, Lalibela, Ethiopia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lalibela

The Rocky Road to Recovery

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem on Apr 21, 2014

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... due to the totally different styles of each building) and ultimately he stated that no one really knows, well thank you for enlightening us.

I am aware that I sound like I moan about every guided tour that I happen to find myself on, which is strictly true, but they just seem to always miss the point. Anyhow, in this case the main focus was the meaning of each carving on the inside of the buildings e.g 'this is St George' - brilliant. The part where ...

Right Up My Lali'

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem on Apr 20, 2014

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... on the planet, whether in this century, the 12th, or any in between. With it’s reputation permanently carved in to the surrounding hills, I also expected it to be a tourist-fest but the early signs were that it was fairly quiet - all the better for us.

Rooms were 200 Birr with a semi-working shower and the omnipresent slight smell of ****, cheaper than anywhere else I had been up to this point but the possibly the result of ...

Tyring Crowds

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem on Apr 20, 2014

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... the crowds to focus on the tyre-less jeep and tireless efforts of Mita.

New tyre bolted in place and we were ready to go. By this time however, we had attracted a crowd capable of filling a second tier English football stadium and when the mounted police arrived with tazers and mega phones it was time to hit the dirt track. I’m exaggerating about the last bit, they don’t have mega phones in Ethiopia.

Monolithic Churches

A travel blog entry by outbounders on Apr 12, 2014

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... sites the $50 is standard! In total there are 11 churches, 7 are centrally located within the main compound and all can be explored in one day, but the admission is valid for 5 days, so it is best to explore at a leisurely rate. Our time spent in Lalibela was enjoyable, but we were ready to move on and finish our adventure in Ethiopia, but that would require another 18 hour bus ride back to ...

Churches, Caves, Rocks, Pilgrims plus Minibuses

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean on Feb 16, 2014

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... him to buzz off. Later that evening after a great Ethiopian meal, I phoned up Addis and agreed to use him.

We started off as I had hoped at 6.00am in the pitch black at St Georges, one of the 11 Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela and considered the ‘masterpiece’. King Lalibela dug & built all these churches in 12th century over (as legend has it) a 23 period. His goal inspired by a meeting with God was to bring Jerusalem to his subjects. ...

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This hotel, located on North Wollo, Lalibela, is near Simien National Park and The Ruins of Aksum.
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