Eritrea is the stunning country of African continent stretching along the vast Red Sea. This nation has been a colony of the Italian, Egyptian and Turkish rulers for many years. Travel Eritrea for exploring the colonial buildings, rich cultural history and to meet affable people here.
Asmara is the capital of this country with diverse terrain. It has highlands with scenic rivers and gorges, beautiful beaches and many plains. Varieties of dialects are spoken as the country had multiple rulers through decades.
Magnificent basilica designed in the Lombardian style is part of the capital. Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin is a large mosque built using Italian marble and unique design. National Avenue is hub of activities and is well known for chic cafes and bars. Asmara theatre, Town Hall and the Nda Marian Catholic Church all form the part of this Avenue.
The Ghibi of colonial era is used as a home to the National Museum with many wonderful exhibits. Exotic wildlife is seen here in the jungles like the lions, elephants, leopards, babcoons, ostriches, gazelles and turtles. Marine creatures like the barracudas, angelfish, crabs, butterfly fish, jellyfishes and sea cucumbers are seen in the blue seas.
Cycling along the Asmara Keran road is a popular activity in Eritrea. Monastery of Debre Bizen is located close to the desert coastal band of Asmara and Massawa. The Egyptio-Turkish styled city of Massawa has important place in history as the largest port on the Red Sea. Tomb of Mariam de Arit and Said Abu Bakr el Mirgani is an important monastery located on the Asma-Keren road. Akordat has numerous ancient relics from the colonial era like the tomb of Said Mustafa wad Hasan.
Shopping for leather items, carpets, woodcarvings and silver or gold jewellery in the markets is interesting. Eating sumptuous meals of Italian style and regional delicacies including seafood are offered at the restaurants and hotels. Travel Eritrea for a revitalizing experience of holidaying in leisure.