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November - December 2007
Walking through Eritrea

 

November - December 2007
Walking through Eritrea

 

 

 

Acria - Asmara Eritrea - November 19 2007

 

The morning is reserved for a visit to the Housing and Commerce bank for private business, and the Commercial Bank of Eritrea, to deposit the results of the fund raising for the five children of Mr. Mohamed Nur Abubeker in Afabet.

Next is a visit to Travel House International to bring my greetings and for a possible agenda update. Tedros invites my to be their guest tomorrow on a trip to Filfil, when they will accompany a group of Japanese youngsters, who are having an adventurous tour through Eritrea.

On Friday November 23 there will be a steam train ride from Asmara to Nefasit for 50 dollar. The Japanese adventure tourists have booked the train for a trip. 

For these trips, and the rest of my plans, I have to arrange a travel permit at the tourism service center in Harnet Avenue. I make sure it covers all possible destinations, including some villages in the neighborhood of Keren. I can collect the permit at 17:30.

In Cathedral Snack Bar I enjoy a mixed fruit juice called "Spris". The girls are exited about their pictures. I promise I will return on Wednesday to make some more, and they will be prepared.

The afternoon I spend walking through another area in the northern periphery of Asmara, called Acria. Part of the area used to be a settlement for Eritrean soldiers under Italian command (Aguadu Acria). The small cement roofed agdos are still there.

Just after 17:30 my permit is ready. I make some photocopies for efficiency and safety reasons. If possible I leave a copy at the checkpoint, so the military can finish their registration, while I am back on the bus. It will shorten the waiting time.

 

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

Looking over the edge of the plateau - Acria Asmara Eritrea.

Looking over the edge of the plateau - Acria Asmara Eritrea.

Looking over the edge of the plateau - Acria Asmara Eritrea.

Looking over the edge of the plateau - Acria Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

Agdos ('modern' traditional houses) - Acria Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

The streets of Acria - Asmara Eritrea.

Agdos built by the Italians for families of Eritrean soldiers - Asmara Eritrea.

Agdos built by the Italians for families of Eritrean soldiers - Asmara Eritrea.

Agdo ('modern' traditional house) - Acria Asmara Eritrea.

Agdo ('modern' traditional house) - Acria Asmara Eritrea.

 

 
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