Best YouTube Videos to Watch: Ethiopia’s Chapel in the Sky (Great Big Story)

Before Great Big Story was shut down (sad!) they produced a video called “Ethiopia’s Chapel in the Sky“. I recently came across it, and it is one of my favorite Great Big Story videos yet.

Ethiopia’s Chapel in the Sky refers to “Abuna Yemata Guh“, which is a church located in Ethiopia. It is noteworthy because the church is located at a height of 8460 feet, and it has to be climbed on foot to get there.

As you can see in the picture above, the hike to the church is not an easy one (yes, that really is the church!). If it looks treacherous from the picture, it looks even more scary when you watch the actual video. Apart from the hike being several hours each way, there are also several parts on the hike where you could easily fall thousands of feet. It is not something that I would ever consider doing, but I do respect the dedication of the churchgoers who make the trip regularly.

In the Great Big Story video, it mentions that the head priest of the church has done the hike every day for the past 50 years, which I find a crazy statistic. It does not look like a hike that would be accessible for elderly people, but I guess he has gotten so accustomed to it that his age is not a problem!

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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