Yemereha Hotel

Lalibela, Ethiopia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lalibela

Churches, Caves, Rocks, Pilgrims plus Minibuses

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... towers. The entrance gate symbolised Jesus and had a watermark of a cherub on it, that locals say ‘appeared one morning”. If that was not enough, its the interior of this church that is special. The part of this orthodox church that non-believers are allowed into contained beautiful frescos depicting the bible, the life of St George and one of Mohammed. But its the ceiling that amazes with 130 odd angel faces starring down at you, each in remarkable condition. ...

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 ...

Saving Norway From A Caterpiller

A travel blog entry by gregd999


... driver eventually decided to floor the accelerator, but nothing seemed to pursue us as we got through unscathed. The Norwegian tour guide calmly explained that it was just a road crew, and that this was the way they got their rocks delivered to work sites. Alright. So maybe I'm being a bit unreasonably harsh on road safety crews.

Delivered the Norwegian group safely across the new road back to their bus, and headed off for another hour or so ...

Lalibela and The Underground Churches

A travel blog entry by gregd999


... all over the churches, and take photographs of everything and anybody. As long as we took our shoes off inside, and didn't go into the Holy of Holies in each church, we were free to explore. One day that will change I'm sure but its a nice change.

First up was the largest - Biete Medhani Alem - surrounded by a moat like structure for security, and hermit's caves hollowed out of the surrounding walls, followed by all of its chapels and other close by ...


A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen


... Ashetem Mariam Monastery. The views from up top were gorgeous and the monastery was pretty cool itself, aside from all the scaffolding surrounding it. The priest showed me all the different crosses and books that he had at the monastery. On the way up to the monastery, we could see everyone headed to the market from the village carrying chickens, grass or wood, bringing donkeys to help haul stuff back up ...

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