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... made our way around these huge monolithic reddy-orange buildings, cut so far down into what would have been pure rock, it occurred to me that the reason I found the place so interesting was not the part being covered by the guide. When we asked questions about how the buildings were actually made, he just referred to the mixture of legends and hearsay that I had already read about, e.g that Angels made them, they took 23 years to build (which I had read is doubted ...
... to the core by the uneven surface below.
Having heard the name Lalibela over and over again in traveller’s conversations whether involved or overheard, I was expecting the large circle on a map of Ethiopia to be a big town. It was in fact no bigger than some of the dust bowl settlements that we had passed through on the way, perhaps even smaller.
What Lali has however is a set of churches that would easily win any rock ...
... off, an invisible circle drawn around him, the outside of which filled with Gashena’s finest rubber-neckers. Despite the pressure Mita no doubt felt from his attending audience, he worked through the task with a sense of professionalism.
With so many people watching silently, you start to feel under pressure to do something entertaining. My rendition of an Irish Jig went down like the Pope at Mecca so ...
... the church you are required to walk along a narrow corridor which leads to a grand opening into the magnificent sight. Here Alex and I ran into a mass of tourists, be prepared for fellow travellers snapping shots from every possible angle, but stay long enough so you can catch an uninterrupted shot of the world famous rock-hewn church! The admission to the stone churches is expensive, but like ...
... the recommendation of Lonely Planet (taking a risk - I know), took a Bajaj (an auto rickshaw) to the Debra Behan Selassie Church. After the impressive bath house i felt I should not miss another historical site in this old capital.
This church again did not disappoint. Flush with a tour group, it was built in the 17th century and is an unusual two tiered thatched roofed church in great condition. The whole church is enclosed by a high (intact) stone wall ...