Albergo Italia

13 Nakfa Ave, Asmara, Eritrea | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Asmara

A bad dose of Doxycycline

A travel blog entry by outbounders


... the bus ride from hell. We were in for a long journey; our seats were crammed along the back row with minimal leg room and no immediate window access, but this would be the least of our worries. Once seated, all passengers were given plastic bags or barf bags, unfortunately they accurately predicted what we were to experience for the duration of our trip. Due to the lack of public transport, locals rarely commute between neighbouring cities, ...

Aksum - home to the Ark of the Covenant?

A travel blog entry by juliebowers


... window! The bus is 5 seats across with little bum or leg room, our backpacks are on the roof covered with a tarp and tied down. Because we are foreigners we have to pay for someone to put our bags up and take them down!

Aksum is a nice town, quite modern with wide streets planted with palm and red/orange flowered flame trees. Traffic is light and is mainly 4WD or bajaj (tuk tuks) imported from India. This is a relatively new fad in Ethiopia and numbers ...

The Ancient Kingdom of Axum

A travel blog entry by larry.phillips


Axum (aka Aksum) was the center of the Ethiopian Empire until about the 10th century CE. When the Axum empire begun is open for debate. Historians say in about the first or second century CE.

Legend is much more interesting and says the Queen of Sheba (yes, that Queen of Sheba) ruled Axum around 800 BCE. She travelled to Jerusalem to meet King Solomon (just like our Bible). However, ...


A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen


Aksum is known one of the most important ancient sites in sub-Saharan and a UNSECO designated world heritage site that is filled with mystery, located in north of Ethiopia. The Aksum Kingdom rose around 400 BC which flourished due to trade and set the tone for Ethiopia's future spiritual, cultural ...

October 1st Axum

A travel blog entry by marpob


... historical sites, how the materials came to the site and erected are a bit of a mystery considering some of these are from the 3rd century. Much of the treasures buried with the kings were looted and even taken out of the country. While touring the site the commemoration of Mary ceremony was taking play across the street at St. Mary of Zion church, I tied to capture the chanting on video while at the tombs but you can hear our guide ...

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