Things to see and do in Eritrea – Asmara there are few cities so suited to the simple pleasure of walking and exploring as Asmara. The climate is perfect, the streets are clean, refreshment is widespread, crime is very rare, the architecture is stunning, the distances are manageable, the sights are varied, and the people are warm. Explore the city on foot and discover its many hidden treasures, from 1930s cinemas to futuristic petrol stations, and when you’re tired there’s always a café nearby in which to refuel with a wide selection of drinks and pastries. Continue reading Tourism // Things to See and Do in Eritrea→
Imagine, if you will, strolling through a quiet city where you may find empty intersections and very few people on the streets; a city with seemingly little connection with the outside world, as if it was located on an entirely different planet altogether. Continue reading Asmara: A Beauty Frozen in Time→
In 1996 a German architecture firm proposed razing historic buildings in the centre of Asmara, one of Africa’s most beautiful cities, to make way for glass high-rises. Eritreans, who are deeply proud of their capital’s Italian-era modernist architecture, began to worry that their hard-fought heritage was under threat. Continue reading Eritrea’s Picturesque Capital is Now a World Heritage Site→
Standing as a startling collection of futuristic Italian architecture from the 1930s, perched on a desert mountaintop high above the Red Sea, the Eritrean capital of Asmara has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
41st Session of the World Heritage Committee
Krakow, Poland – 8 July 2017
Today, 8 July 2017, at the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee (currently taking place in Krakow, Poland from 7-12 July 2017) “Asmara: A Modernist City of Africa” has been inscribed on to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This victorious achievement culminates years of research, planning, and campaigning, and is a victory not just for the Eritrean people, but for Africa and the world at large. Continue reading “Asmara: Africa’s Modernist City” Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List→
ERITREA is a rather small yet exceptionally interesting country situated in the Horn of Africa, with its northeast and eastern coastline facing the Red Sea. This East African country has the soul of a true African nation with a touch of French, Turkish and Egyptian elements, both in terms of culture and architecture.
Obscured from view of even the most curious travelers, Eritrea will surprise you with its many secrets. However, with its continuous inner turmoil and conflicts with neighboring Ethiopia, it is far behind in terms of tourism. Thanks to recent developments in the country’s peace and stability, many of its major attractions are now open for exploration.
Eritrea is a beautiful country that is worth visiting for its mesmerizing history and culture. Travelers are sure to enjoy the native wildlife and the remarkably diverse geography that offers wide stretches of coastal and beach areas, inland mountains, plateaus and highlands, deep gorges, and superb river channels and scenic tablelands. Continue reading Eritrea: A Small yet Exceptionally Interesting Country→
THERE is a friend of mine, who usually gets attracted and too much engrossed by the overall beauty of Asmara’s (Asmarino) ladies. I could only guess about what makes him attracted to such an indescribable beauty for the exact reason behind his remark is not yet known to me.
He usually exclaims saying “The ladies of Asmara…!”And ladies think of his over repeated remark as if he had a bad experience in a relationship. His reply is just so simple that ladies have never wronged him nor will they wrong anybody. “I have never heard of a lady’s misdeed against her lover, the reality is to the contrary” is what he says. Continue reading Beautiful Asmara and Its Young Ladies→