Ethiopia. A Window to Ancient Cultures. Video.

I joined Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Tourism and Lesley Simpson Communications on a visit to the Land of Origins. 

A place of rich diversity, proud people and acclaimed tradition.

Ethiopia is home to one of the world’s ancient civilisations and we explored the landmark towns North of the capital, Addis Ababa. Visiting Gondar and it’s ancient castles, walking the pastel-hued streets of Axum and on to Lalibela, home to 11 remarkable rock-hewn churches that were carved from living rock and cannot be viewed from ground level. It took thousands of workers nearly 24 years to create this UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 12th Century. Among them, the largest monolithic church in the world and the popular St George’s Church. All have winding drainage systems and potholed walls that for centuries served as shelters for pilgrims on their annual visit to the ‘New Jerusalem’.

Here is a look at some of the awe-inspiring attractions that I highly recommend you visit.

Luckily it’s easier than ever to travel to Ethiopia with more flights from more destinations direct to the capital Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines, which is fabulous in every way.

Here is a look at some of the awe-inspiring attractions that I highly recommend you visit.



Websites you’ll need:
Ethiopian Airlines –
Ethiopian Tourism –
Lesley Simpson Communication –

Editing by Eden Weiss Videography

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