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Asmara and Eritrea

A virtual trip to Asmara and Eritrea for those who were born in Eritrea and now live in the Diaspora, for the visitors of Eritrea, for those who stay behind, and those who are just interested.

These information pages are dedicated to the people of Eritrea. These pages are a private - non commercial - project.

We wish you a nice trip, and maybe once we will meet on Harnet Avenue Asmara.

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 Asmara Grande - The Gateway to Discover Eritrea  Oasis Travel & Tour Agency Eritrea 
       
   
Eritrea and Asmara "The people of Eritrea will always make you feel welcome and the country will always provide a diversity of activities and experiences that will have you wanting to come back for more."

"Asmara is, by any standards, a very safe, picturesque and relaxed capital. "

Eritrea - The Bradt Travel Guide

"Constructed almost entirely between 1936 and 1941, Asmara was effectively a blank canvas on which its Italian colonizers were able to design and build their own urban utopia in East Africa...... owing to Asmara's relative obscurity and distance from Europe, the architects and engineers who came to practice there could escape the constraints imposed on their activities in the more conservative European environment, making it an even more exceptional city"

Asmara - Africa's Secret Modernist City

 
       
 
I Didn't Do It For You - by Michela Wrong - How the World Used and Abused a Small African Nation

"I Didn't Do It For You"

by Michela Wrong

  • UK subtitle: How the World Used and Abused a Small African Nation
  • US subtitle: How the world betrayed a small African nation
  • With several maps and fifteen photographs
  • Book review
 
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Nda Mariam Coptic Cathedral, Asmara Eritrea

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  Asmara

Asmara (Asmera), Eritrea's capital is situated on the eastern edge of Eritrea's highland plateau. Asmara enjoys a great climate, clean and picturesque streets, attractive palm trees, and a reputation as one of the safest, calm and alluring capital cities in Africa. The name is derived from Arbaete Asmara which literally means, in the Tigrinya language, "the four (villages) are united".
 

 
Turkish achitecture - Massawa Eritrea

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  Massawa

The main port serving Eritrea, Massawa (Massaua) became an urban center in ancient times. It is the largest natural deep water port on the Red Sea. Massawa is divided into three parts: Batse, Tualud, and the mainland. The island Batse comprises the ancient historical center with interesting houses, hotels, squares and religious buildings. and is a marvelous place to wander about.
 

 
Nacfa - basis of Eritrean liberation - Eritrean banner - Eritrean currency

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  Nacfa

Nacfa (Nakfa) the major town in the Sahel region of Eritrea, holds a special significance for the Eritrean people, being the home of the EPLF during their struggle for independence from Ethiopia. It is therefore the heart of collective Eritrean self-determination. The Eritrean currency, Nakfa, is named after this town. 
 

 
Traditional dwellings - Keren Eritrea

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  Keren

The mountain city Keren (Cheren), which means "highland" is one of the five major secondary towns in Eritrea. It is one of the major agricultural centers of Eritrea, particularly for fruits and vegetables. In addition its dairy herds supply fresh milk, butter and the cheese factory produces provolone and other cheeses. 
 

 
Municipality - Agordat Eritrea

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  Agordat

Agordat (Akordat) is located between the Barka river and the Gash river. The area is famous for its banana plantations. The Akat trees or Doum Palms seen along the Barka River are known for their fruit. The mosque, the second largest in Eritrea was build by Haile Selassie in 1963.
 

 
Coptic Church - Mendefera Eritrea

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  Mendefera

Mendefera is also known as Adi Ugri. It is a bustling market town. The name derives from the high hill in the center of the city and is a source of pride to the people of Eritrea. It means "no one dared" and is a reminder of the fierce resistance put up by the local people to the Italian colonialism.
 

 
 
 

 

 

Congratulations Eritrea - May 24th 2013 - 22 years independence

Congratulations Eritrea
May 24th 2013
22 years independence

 
 
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The camel has been adopted as the national emblem for its instrumental role in transporting supplies during the war for independence.

 

 

Giant Boabab tree

 

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Asmara information - short history Short history of Asmara
Asmara information - Hotel prices and pictures Hotel accommodation in Asmara
Sunshine Hotel - Asmara Eritrea Sunshine hotel Asmara
Savanna International Hotel - Asmara Eritrea Savanna International hotel Asmara
Lion Hotel - Asmara Eritrea Lion hotel Asmara
Selam Hotel - Asmara Eritrea Selam hotel Asmara
Asmara information - Sample of restaurants and price data Restaurants in Asmara
Asmara information - Sample of bars and price data Bars and cafes in Asmara
Asmara information - transport Transport in Asmara
Asmara information - Public busses routes and prices Local buses Asmara
Asmara information - Long distance busses routes and prices Buses to Keren, Massawa, Nacfa, Assab and Barentu
Asmara information - Taxi's routes and prices Taxi's
Eritrea information - Car rental firms and tarifs Car rental
Eritrea information - Eritrean Railways Railway
Asmara information - Asmara International Airport Asmara International Airport
Asmara information - Shops and banks in Asmara Shops and banks in Asmara
Eritrea information - Exchange rates of the Eritrean currency - the Nakfa Currency (Nakfa) - change - exchange rates - credit cards 
Asmara information - Review of markets in Asmara Markets in Asmara & souvenirs
Asmara information - Link to the new Asmara city map Map of Asmara
Asmara information - Hospitals and pharmacies Hospitals and pharmacies in Asmara
Asmara information - Embassies and consulates Sport accommodation in Asmara
Asmara information - Schools and university Schools & university of Asmara
Asmara information - Theaters Theaters in Asmara
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Asmara information - Sample of churches and mosques Churches and mosques
Asmara information - Sample of churches and mosques Churches and mosques
Asmara information - Embassies and consulates Embassies and UN representations in Asmara
Asmara information - Impression of the Sembel housing complex (Corea) Sembel Housing Complex (Nda Corea)
Asmara information - Impression of some of the Asmara districts Districts of Asmara
Asmara information - Impression of the Expo exhibition grounds Expo exhibition grounds
Asmara information - Impression of some public buildings Public buildings in Asmara
Asmara information - Impression of the Asmara zoo and its surroundings Asmara zoo and its surroundings
Asmara information - Impression of art in Asmara Museum, monuments & art in Asmara
Asmara information - 9th anniversary of independence - May 24th 2000 Celebrating May 24th 2000 in Asmara
Asmara information - about us and the people of Eritrea About us
   
Link to a set of maps of Eritrea Map of Eritrea
More maps of Eritrea
Link tolocal time in Eritrea Eritrea local time
Agordat - Eritrea Agordat
Red Sea port Assab - Eritrea Assab
Hotel accomodation Assab Eritrea Hotels in Assab
Barentu Eritrea Barentu
Dahlak Islands Eritrea Dahlak Islands
Link to the Lul Resort Hotel - Dahlak Kebir Lul Resort Hotel
Debre Bizen Eritrea Debre Bizen
Dekemhare - Eritrea Dekemhare
Hotel accomodation in Dekemhare Eritrea Hotels in Dekemhare
Keren Eritrea Keren
Hotels accomodation in Keren Eritrea Hotels in Keren
Eritrea - Keren picture book Keren (2)
Eritrea - Keren picture book Keren (3)
Red Sea port Massawa - Eritrea Massawa
Hotel accomodation Massawa Eritrea Hotels in Massawa
Eritrea - Massawa picture book (2) Massawa - Batse port area (1)
Eritrea - Massawa picture book (3) Massawa - Batse port area (2)
Eritrea - Massawa picture book (4) Massawa - Taulud Island (1)
Eritrea - Massawa picture book (5) Massawa - Taulud Island (2)
Eritrea - Massawa picture book (6) Massawa - mainland (1)
Eritrea - Massawa picture book (7) Massawa - mainland (2)
Mendefera - Eritrea Mendefera
Hotel accomodation in Mendefera - Eritrea Hotels in Mendefera
Nacfa - Eritrea Nacfa
The trenches of Den Den - Eritrea Denden trenches
Tio - Red Sea fishing village - Eritrea Tio
Eritrea - geography provinces and regions Eritrea geography and regions
The Red Sea Red Sea
Diving opportunities in Eritrea Diving
Maakel region Eritrea Maakel / Hamasien
Semenani Kayih Bahri - Eritrea Semenani Bahri National Park
Sahel region Eritrea Sahel
Semhar region Eritrea Semhar - Ghinda
Anseba region - Eritrea Anseba
Senhit region - Eritrea Senhit
Gash Barka region - Eritrea Gash Barka
Gash Setit region - Eritrea Gash Setit
Barka region - Eritrea Barka
Debub region - Eritrea Debub / Akule Guzai
Debubawi Kayih Bahri - Eritrea Debubawi Kayih Bahri / Denkalia
Review of Eritrean economic data Economy of Eritrea
Eritrea information - Exchange rates of the Eritrean currency - the Nakfa Currency and exchange rates
History of Eritrean currency History of the Nakfa
History of Eritrea History of Eritrea
Ethiopian imperialism Ethiopian imperialism
Review of the Eritrean - Ethiopian border conflict Border conflict with Ethiopia
decisions of Eritrean Ethiopian Border Commission Decisions of EEBC
Government of Eritrea Government of Eritrea
The national Eritrean anthem National anthem
The Eritrean Constitution Constitution
The people of Eritrea - data and pictures Eritrean people and demographic data
Climate in Eritrea Climate of Eritrea
Languages of Eritrea Languages in Eritrea
Tigrinya Tigrinya
Tigrinya - instruction materials Tigrinya Instruction CD
Religions in Eritrea Religions in Eritrea
Health care in Eritrea Health care in Eritrea
Health care in Eritrea Eritrean music and dance
Transport in Eritrea Transport in Eritrea
Car rental in Eritrea Car rental
The Eritrean railway Railway
Asmara International Airport - visa - customs Eritrean Airlines
Asmara International Airport - visa - customs Airport - visa - customs - permits
Health care in Eritrea Eritrean music and dance
Eritrean cuisine - food and drinks Eritrean traditional cuisine
Recipes of Eritrean food Recipes - Eritrean food
More information and pictures of Eritrea More information about Eritrea
Review of books and maps of Eritrea Books & maps about Eritrea
Link to news about Eritrea News
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Travel agencies in Asmara Eritrea Travel agents Asmara
Travel agencies in Asmara Eritrea Tourist information Asmara - Eritrea
Eritrean Embassies and consulates Eritrean embassies and consulates
Eritrean Embassy in The Hague Den Haag - Nederland
Travel agencies in Asmara Eritrea Eritrean National Chamber of Commerce
Travel agencies in Asmara Eritrea Useful business addresses
   
 
 

 

 

 

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