The Eritreans fought Ethiopia for a long time to gain their independence
And gained it
Ethiopia now no longer has access to the sea. And the famous Russian poet Pushkin’s ancestral homeland is now Eritrea.
A beautiful country
With beautiful insurance and inspection slips on windshields
With beautiful license plates (in three sizes: compact, regular horizontal, and miniature horizontal)
With beautiful payphones
With beautiful post boxes
Bikes are never chained here. There’s no theft in Eritrea. If you forget your camera at a café, someone will take it to the police
An Eritrean klutz at the factory
Smoking is bad for you
Use a mosquito net while you sleep
Bundle up your children to protect them from mosquitos
Weigh your children regularly
There’s a custom of posting obituaries in heavily trafficked places (just like in Bulgaria, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or Kosovo)
A variety of stop signs from different eras have survived here
A “children” sign
All buses are decorated with vertical metal bars on the back. These are customarily used to attach cargo and water canisters
Due to fuel shortages, there are practically no cars on the roads. Herds of wild baboons roam the highways in their place
By Tema.ru (Travel),
ERITREA is a remarkable country. All sorts of horror stories are written about it everywhere. There’s hunger there, there’s fascism there, there’s communism there, the people there are not allowed to leave their country, photography is forbidden there, it’s doomsday there. The country ranks 178th out of 178 in terms of freedom of speech.
ERITREA is located on the Horn of Africa (North East Africa), and borders with Ethiopia on the south, Djibouti on the south-east, Sudan on the north-west, and Red Sea on the north along with Dahlak Archipelago and other small islands.
Eritrea, with a land area of about 125.000 km2, is roughly the size of England, or the state of Pennsylvania, USA. The coastline measures around 1.200 km and off it there are over 350 islands, of which 210 comprise the area of the Dahlak Archipelago. Continue reading ERITREA: A Gateway to Africa→
AN INCIDENT on Tuesday 29th April by Yemenia Airbus A330-200, flight IY-630 from Sana’a caused Asmara Airport to close temporarily.
The incident happened after the plane landed and slowed safely on Asmara’s runway 07 and an attempt by the pilot to turn around and backtrack at the end of the runway to taxi, the nose and left main gear went off the runway, damaging and disabling the aircraft.