Asheton Maryam Monastery + Hiking, Lalibela, Ethiopia

An exciting hiking trail

The church or monastry of Asheton Maryam lies at an altitude of nearly 4000m high above the town of Lalibela. The church is carved out of a cleft into a cliff face.

 

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Yemrehanna Krestos Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia

“The church of Yemrehanna Krestos is one of Ethiopia’s best-preserved late Axumite churches, and is named for a twelfth-century Zagwe priest-king and saint. It is located inside a large natural cavern on a hill in northern Ethiopia, set in a spectacular landscape of juniper trees, predating the famous nearby rock-hewn churches of Lalibela by almost a century.”

https://www.wmf.org/project/yemrehanna-kristos

 

 

 

Blue Nile Falls, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

“The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning “smoking water”. It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are considered one of Ethiopia’s best known tourist attractions.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Nile_Falls

 

Darband, Tehran, Iran

Walking trails of Darband

The trails pass waterfalls and cross streams as they head up into the hills. They are crowded on Thursday afternoon and Friday and make a great place to meet Tehranis in a relaxed, social atmosphere.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/iran/tehran/sights/natural-parks-forests/darakeh-darband#ixzz3wup9xQ55

How to get there :

Take metro to Tajrish Station, then walk along Fana Khosrow St. and then Darband St.

 

Bosphorus Tour, Istanbul, Turkey

“The Bosphorus is a natural strait and internationally-significant waterway located in northwestern Turkey that forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosphorus

Bosphorus Tour (by public ferry) :

 

Sea of Galilee, Israel

“At levels between 215 metres (705 ft) and 209 metres (686 ft) below sea level,[4] it is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake overall (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake).[5] The lake is fed partly by underground springs although its main source is the Jordan River which flows through it from north to south.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_of_Galilee

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Accommodation :

https://www.eingev.com/