Tank Cemetery of Asmara

By |2021-04-16T14:39:05-05:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Africa, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , |

Tank Cemetery of Asmara.  In the near outskirts of Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, lays an odd site.  Hundreds and hundreds of vehicles are stacked upon each other.  Many of them are military vehicles and tanks.  Many of these war machines are spoils of war with Eritrea’s current day neighbor, Ethiopia. Eritrea became part of [...]

Faces Of Eritrea

By |2021-04-14T21:27:50-05:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , |

Faces Of Eritrea.  Have you heard of Eritrea?  Many people have not.  And fewer even visit.  The people are friendly and many happy to pose for the camera.  Here are some portraits of the people I met. Faces of Eritrea.  Want to learn more about Eritrea, read this! Learn more about visiting Massawa and taking a ride [...]

Introduction To Travel In Eritrea

By |2021-04-14T21:30:34-05:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Advice, Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , |

Introduction To Travel In Eritrea I shuffled up to the counter.  I was hungry. “Can I please have spaghetti with tomato sauce?” I inquired.  I had been given a hamburger for dinner, but I had no intention of eating it.  It was swamped in mayonnaise. A big no-no for me.  And to be honest the meat [...]

Eritrean Train

By |2021-04-14T21:35:51-05:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , , |

Eritrean Train.  Dots of coal soot polka-dotted my shirt.  Droplets of water gently graced my face and arms like a rainbow butterfly-kissing a unicorn.  The whistle shrieked and I temporarily covered my ears.  My body pressed against the railing on the platform, and I marveled in the presence of the steam engine of the Eritrean railway. [...]

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