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The churches of #Lalibela, #Ethiopia, were one of the very first projects undertaken by #WMF in the 1960s, and in the years since, we’ve successfully performed documentation and stabilization of the extraordinary structures. Our work in Lalibela continues today, aiming to create a sustainable framework for preservation and training local personnel to ensure the churches are preserved into the future. The iconic churches were cut out of living rock some 800 years ago, and continue to welcome daily worship and special ceremonies.

I would be remiss if I didn’t include some images of the communities I encountered on my trek because these beautiful landscapes are inhabited by resilient individuals. The divide between humans and the natural world is artificial - we are one. The predominantly Amhara people that reside in the highlands utilize local materials to construct their simple but functional homes, they construct terraces in order to cultivate the mountainous landscape, and keep livestock to serve multiple functions of food, fuel and transport. Moreover, @lalibela_eco_trekking_tours_ rotates homestay families after a few months to help share the economic benefits of local tourism. Did I mention they arranged a cooking class for me while in Lalibela? I learned how to make some delicious vegetarian dishes in a local restaurant kitchen 😋😍🇪🇹 #ethiopia #lalibela #trekking #travel

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At “Petra of Africa” last week and actual Petra six years ago... #lalibela #travelethiopia #petra #traveljordan #rockhewn #rockcarved #wearesmallinthisworld

כל אחד ודרכו שלו.
צום מועיל וגמר חתימה טובה. שנצליח באמת לישם את הערכים שאנחנו מאמינים בהם ונתעלה על עצמנו מפעם לפעם.
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Saliendo de la tumba de Adán. .
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El guardián de San Jorge. .
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Lalibela desde las profundidades. .
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A cada momento te sientes observado. Nunca se está sólo. .
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Larga y ancha es África. .
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