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Nature’s Beauty: Eritrea’s Southern Red Sea Region

The Afar population, one of the nine ethnic groups in the country, mainly lives in the Southern Red Sea Region, commonly known as Dankalia
The Afar people, one of the nine ethnic groups in the country, lives in the Southern Red Sea Region, and believed they are the only ethnic group that has kept its traditions

By Berhane Woldu,

The morning light had broadened, the sky giving way to the morning light giving Asmara a gold tincture. Not a single car was in sight except horse chariots who have taken over the avenues their feet hitting on the street sounding as a marching band; delivering milk. The Association of Eritrean Americans in Asmara had organized a five day trip to Assab. Fifty Eritrean Diasporas from the USA, England, Germany, Italy and Sweden had gathered at 4:00 AM set to travel to the Southern Red Sea Region.

On the morning of April 19th the bus had stopped at the door step of Grand Dahlak Hotel in Massawa. It was a cloudless day of the sort, a day of light heat with an onshore breeze that tossed the leaves and the hair of the young ladies. It was a warning of what was to come.

If there is ever a region that epitomizes Eritrea’s Beauty, it’s the Southern Red Sea Region.

The Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea is located in the rift valley of east Africa. It borders the Red Sea on the east and north, the Northern Red sea region on North West, and Djibouti on south east and Ethiopia on the west and south west.  Continue reading Nature’s Beauty: Eritrea’s Southern Red Sea Region