Home to the city named nicknamed New Rome, Eritrea Is situated in Northeastern side of Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. with the red sea right on the coast of the country. The capital of Eritrea is Asmara with the local currency being the Eritrean Nakfa (ERN)
Fun Fact! Eritrea has no official language!
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Eritrean people are very diverse with the main ethnic groups being the Tigrinya, Tigre and Saho. Though the country doesn’t have an official language, Tigrinya is wildly spoken in the country. Arabic, English and other native languages are also spoken in the country too. In some parts of Eritrea also, Italian is spoken as they were a former colony.
Asmara, the country’s capital is also a UNESCO World heritage site due to its well-preserved colonial buildings. Why not go exploring the city to see what the city has to offer. Within Asmara, why not visit Khulafa al-Rashidun Mosque, this mosque’s architecture is beyond breath-taking. As it is a mosque, modest dressing is a must.
Madote beach is also a great beach located a little off the mainland of Eritrea.
For those adventure lovers, why not head south to the country to visit Nabro Volcano.
Rituals and Culture
The majority of the population are Sunni Muslims with the second largest religion being Christianity. Football and cycling are the most popular sports in the country.
Italian culture has influenced Eritrean culinary with some of the most popular dishes being pasta, Fata (flatbread with salad toppings), frittata (scrambled eggs) and Zigni (beef stew).
– Strapped with cash. There are no ATMs, so make sure you convert your money into the local currency.
– Dress modestly, as this is a Muslim country, it is good to adhere to the country’s culture. Especially as a woman, clothes which are modest should be worn.
– Fly away, Fly away. The shared boarders of the country are not too safe so if your next destination is a neighbouring country of Eritrea, it is better to fly into said country than crossing the border by road.