Country Nr 26 – Eritrea – visiting the relaxed, romantic, Italian-African Asmara

Country 26/196: Eritrea
Destination: Asmara
Asmara is just…wow! It’s nothing like any other African city we’ve been to. It’s more like a romantic Italian city really. Italian architecture, Italian food (as well as tasty Eritrean food), laid-back vibe, beautiful nature, stunning views, and the nicest people ever! It’s one of the most relaxed places on Earth (the lack of Wi-Fi may be a contributing factor) and we loved it for that!
If you ever decide to visit Asmara (which you definitely should), make sure to contact the Asmara Grande Travel and Tour Services. The director (Mr. Tekeste) is the friendliest and possibly the most awesome man we’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.
Eritrea, we will forever be grateful!!! Wishing you love and peace and really all the best!

Environmental issues

As deforestation is one of the most pressing environmental concerns in Eritrea, we have partnered up with the Ministry of Agriculture, and we helped them plant some trees just outside of Asmara. Tree planting is a great way to combat desertification – another major problem in Eritrea. Other environmental challenges include soil erosion, overgrazing, and consequently hunger.

Found lots of LOVE in Eritrea. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♥♥

Eritrea really surprised us with its super laid-back vibe, great food, beautiful architecture, and other romantic sights. A honeymoon in Eritrea may be a wonderful idea. 🙂

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

*Are you planning a trip to Asmara? Here you can get a room with a 10% discount! 🙂

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