Today we talk to His Excellency the British Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, Alisdair Walker. After being in Eritrea for over six month, the Ambassador and his family surely have something to say about the country.
It is all well and good talking about getting off the beaten track, but for many getting off the beaten track simply means trying out another luxury location that happens to be less frequented by the contingent that like to stick to the tried and tested cruising ground of the Mediterranean, Caribbean and a select few others. Continue reading Eritrea to Welcome its First Superyacht→
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→
Former US president Barrack Obama called it the “North Korea of Africa”. Others portray it as a terrible dictatorship, a police state, and a regional troublemaker. Its reputation has been further sullied by reports about so many of its citizens, young people mostly, fleeing repression at home. That repression, it is said, is the reason Eritrea’s youth are willing to risk life and limb in crossing the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats. Continue reading Eritrea, the ‘Police State’ Where There are No Cops to be Seen?→
Kaum a traveler has ever been in Eritrea, a small country on the Red Sea is known primarily from the news. From its neighbors, especially the archenemy Ethiopia, the country secluded itself for a long time. Until it unexpectedly signed a peace treaty with Ethiopia in July 2018. Continue reading Eritrea is a Dreamland for Railroad Nostalgics→