“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.”
Amazing construction !
Ben Abeba is a new restaurant in Lalibela, Ethiopia, offering traditional Ethiopian food as well as western style food in comfortable surroundings with spectacular views from a choice of dining areas.
“Timkat (Amharic: ጥምቀት which means “baptism”) (also spelled Timket, or Timqat) is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. It is celebrated on January 19 (or 20 on Leap Year), corresponding to the 10th day of Terr following the Ethiopian calendar. Timket celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River.”
“In the 16th and 17th centuries, the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi was the residence of the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides and his successors. Surrounded by a 900-m-long wall, the city contains palaces, churches, monasteries and unique public and private buildings marked by Hindu and Arab influences, subsequently transformed by the Baroque style brought to Gondar by the Jesuit missionaries.”
“Tej (Amharic: ጠጀ?, pronounced [ˈtʼədʒ]; Tigrinya: ሜሰ?, mes, Oromo: daadhi) is a mead or honey wine that is brewed and consumed in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is flavored with the powdered leaves and twigs of gesho (Rhamnus prinoides), a hops-like bittering agent that is a species of buckthorn. Tej is usually homemade, but throughout Ethiopia it is available in “tej houses” (tej betoch, singular tej bet (ጠጅ ቤት)).”
A minibus took us from Bahir Dar to Gondar
Delicious fresh fruit juice
5 layers – mango, pineapple, guava, papaya and banana