Lalibela’s Churches - Day 62 November 14th 2007 We were taken in hand by another charming young Ethiopian whose English vocabulary was excellent but was not matched by his pronunciation. However, most of us got used to it and those of “harder hearing” struggled.
He took us all round the unique churches carved out of solid rock, some going back many centuries. There are 11 in all, 7 of which we toured in the morning and 4 in the afterno ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Lalibela Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more