Travel Blogs from Eritrea

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The field, Kassala, Sudan travel blog

The field

A travel blog entry by jenniferholden

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I have just been startled at my desk in Kassala, by a sound foreign to me. Just took a look and there is a sheep tied up. This is the conversation I had with a local staff member... "Have you ever seen one of these?" (M) "yes" (J) "it is for ...

Enroute to Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt travel blog

Enroute to Egypt

A travel blog entry by cynjohn

Enroute to ...

At Sea Day #5, At Sea, Eritrea travel blog

At Sea Day #5

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

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... on Royal Caribbean TV before bed at 2:46. Our current position is 14º10.15’ N, 42º12.16’ E – northeast of Asseb, Eritrea, and west of Ibla, Yemen. We are still in the Red Sea. The narrow passage into the Gulf of Aden appears more ...

hard scrabble, Danakil desert, Eritrea travel blog

hard scrabble

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

Up at 5 am to prepare for the 2-km walk to the bus station. Dani had a wheeled frame on which he piled all his luggage and pulled it along. We arrived at 6:15 but the long process of loading didn't begin for another hour. It was the same price (180 nakfa ...

massawa, Massawa, Eritrea travel blog

massawa

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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Dani had decided to carry on to Asmara, so we parted here. As the bus pulled away he was angrily denouncing the bus guys who were asking him for more money: "Same price - you cheating!" At the Corallo Hotel at 7:45 am, every room had the door ajar ...

Visiting one of the three hotest palces on Earth, Tio/South Red Sea/Great Afar Triangle, Eritrea travel blog

Visiting one of the three hotest palces on Earth

A travel blog entry by zamunda

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Driving along the Red Sea Beach from Mistawa to all the Assab city. We reached to Galalu village after half an hour driving from Massawa. When we got to Bardooli Village we sow Savan land with green grass and Fisher men along the side with nomads of ...

Beautifull memories of Afar, Tio, Dankalial Kobra, Eritrea travel blog

Beautifull memories of Afar

A travel blog entry by zamunda

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While I was driving along the Red Sea Beach from Massawa to Assab, I sow the most beautifull people and land/Sea. Eventhought, there was so many checkpoints of Eritrean militrymen, I did not care about that because of the beauty that I sow there. The ...

no banana, Assab, Eritrea travel blog

no banana

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

Assab reminds me more of the town in Roman Polanski's film The Last Picture Show than of any other African town I've seen (less tumbleweed but more crows). There are wide streets but virtually no vehicles except yellow shared taxis that loop through ...

Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea travel blog

Asmara

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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cheating people, Assab, Eritrea travel blog

cheating people

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

Back to Zoba Immigration at 8 am, where we learn that not only are they still closed but it's the wrong office, go to Zoba Administration. Luckily everything is close together here, though it must be 40 degrees at 9 am. At Zoba Administration, same ...

cats and crows, Assab, Eritrea travel blog

cats and crows

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... I went to the bus station to buy tickets for next day, I learned that we need a permit to travel overland in Eritrea, obtainable from Zoba Immigration, which has just closed until Monday, therefore leave Tuesday. You have probably forgotten, though I have ...

Eritrea, Asmara, Eritrea travel blog

Eritrea

A travel blog entry by twjthornton

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Driving in the early hours of the morning from Asmara international airport, the streets are empty.I am worried that nobody will be awake at Pension Pisa or will sleep too heavily. The lad has his bed under the counter like a sailors berth and hears my ...

At Sea, At Sea, Eritrea travel blog

At Sea

A travel blog entry by bsrancho5

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We left Naples on June 6th at 6:30 p.m. & headed for Santorini. This was our first "sea day", meaning we aren't going onshore all day. The seas were rough upon awakening.   I was so glad that our cabins are located in the middle of the ...

Country 1 - Capital Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea travel blog

Country 1 - Capital Asmara

A travel blog entry by mandy_karl

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The beginning of our journey around Africa stated in Eritrea in East Africa. We started with a few days in the capital Asmara - which seems like it should be in Rome rather than Africa. We are enjoying the coffees and cakes and pizzas as well as the ...

Ships everywhere, At Sea, Eritrea travel blog

Ships everywhere

A travel blog entry by ginapeach

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... of defensive action to be taken. As nightfall came we were well and truly in the Red Sea with Saudi Arabia on one side and Eritrea on the other. I should also add that each night the ship is showing various world cup games on the big screen. While not as ...

They call him Flipper, Flipper...., At Sea, Eritrea travel blog

They call him Flipper, Flipper....

A travel blog entry by donwen

To add,,,,saw a dolphin while I sat in a deck chair....and Wendy said another successful trip, we didn't kill each other!...bye till next ...

Humid and run down Massawa, Massawa, Eritrea travel blog

Humid and run down Massawa

A travel blog entry by mandy_karl

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 Massawa is on the coast and we were hoping to spend a week soaking up the sun on a beach. Unfortunately the town seemed more of a bombed out town with no beaches or even anywhere to eat than anything else, although arriving on Friday (the Sabbath) ...

Keren- into the countryside, Keren, Eritrea travel blog

Keren- into the countryside

A travel blog entry by mandy_karl

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The bus journey was fun over all the hills back to Asmara (3h) and then 4h to Keren past various check points making sure we had the correct paper work to be allowed to go out of the Capital. Luckily we had read the lonely planet and knew we needed ...

Camels Ahoy, Asmara, Eritrea travel blog

Camels Ahoy

A travel blog entry by wkatsande

... of the local population involved in national services in all service and military industries.   You cannot live in Eritrea as a national without having completed your national service - there you have it and we Zimbabweans complain!   ...

I wanna go home...let me go home..., At Sea, Eritrea travel blog

I wanna go home...let me go home...

A travel blog entry by donwen

Well it's our last day on the Caribbean Princess.....We spend a lazy day on deck reading and getting sun.....Another beautiful day. I would have never ever thought that we would have had the warm weather we did up north, but we did Only crazy thing that ...

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