Lalibela : The New Jerusalem

Lalibela : The New Jerusalem

BBC December 27,2013 Celeste Hicks travels to the unique churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia. The mystery of Lalibela is just how did they do it? Eleven exquisite churches, differing from each other wildly in size, shape and style, connected by a labyrinth of underground tunnels, all carved by hand from a huge mound of volcanic […]

Orthodox Christmas in Lalibela

Orthodox Christmas in Lalibela

Apparently, this was posted a year ago but still relevant travel account Lalibela is Ethiopia’s answer to Jerusalem. In fact, it is often referred to as “The New Jerusalem” and it even has its’ own “Golgotha.” The legendary town is known for its’ incredible rock hewn churches. It is a place of elaborately dressed deacons […]