The Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 36 – Live From Ethiopia

This week I’m in Ethiopia and have a roundtable discussion with the other journalists who are traveling with me: Kim Mott, Robert Reid, Jim Benning, Jessica Parker, and Monica McCarthy. We talk about our experiences in Ethiopia, good and bad, and what the future holds for tourism in this country. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts

The Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela

Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia

From the World Heritage inscription: In a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia, some 645 km from Addis Ababa, eleven medieval monolithic churches were carved out of rock. Their building is attributed to King Lalibela who set out to construct in the 12th century a ‘New Jerusalem’ after Muslim conquests halted Christian pilgrimages to …

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Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: Built during the second half of the 16th century by Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, …

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal UNESCO World Heritage Site, India

From the World Heritage inscription: The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River in a vast Mughal garden that encompasses nearly 17 hectares, in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal with construction starting in 1632 …

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