Ethiopia Ethiopian fisherman with his catch of catfish Ethiopian woman at Chencha market smoking a pipe in the traditional way. Ethiopian villager at Chencha market. Ethiopian villager at Chencha market. Portrait of a local Ethiopian woman shot with light streaming in from a doorway as we all took shelter from a sudden downpour of rain. There was a certain sadness and dignity, at the same time, in her demeanour. Chat is widely chewed in Ethiopia and has a narcotic effect. The cross she is wearing is typical of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Her necklace includes the strap of a watch and coloured beads. Bet Medahnialem (House of Saviour of the World), one of 6 churches in the Northern Cluster of the churches in Lalibela, also known as the New Jerusalem, built by King Lalibela Inside an Orthodox Ethiopian church in Lalibela. Traditional Orthodox Christian ceremony that took place at Lalibela An orthodox priest reads his Bible Inside the cave monastery of Yimrihana Kristos, east of Lalibela, Ethiopia Orthodox Christian priest at Ne’akutoleab Monastery, a cave church, east of Lalibela, Ethiopia.