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    • safe and security in Amsara,Massawa,Dahlak Islands

      Eritrea Feb 11, 2016 at 6:01 AM

      Hello !!!!Any of you ,has been in Eritrea in 2015/2016..?
      we will go in March for a week with backpackers,
      It is safe for a couple to organize this type of travel ?
      what is the situation at the moment for the travelers?
      Please let me know, I wait for you stories, advices, impressions about this beautiful place where I hope to go!
      Thanks a lot !!

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    • rent in asmara

      Eritrea Aug 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM

      hey guys i will spend the next two months in asmara please help me to find apartments and the prices

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2015 at 9:12 AM
    • wifi in Asmara

      Asmara Jul 18, 2015 at 8:54 AM

      Hi everyone,
      I may be coming to live and work in Asmara for the next 4-5 years. Can anybody tell mes what are internet connections availability and speeds like? I will be living in a rented house in the city and would really like to be able to connect to my family and friends

      4 Answers Jul 18, 2015 at 11:54 PM
    • Holiday in Assab

      Assab Jun 21, 2015 at 4:34 AM

      Is it possible to take a holiday in Eritrea and to travel to Assab, where I used to live in the 1980s?

      2 Answers Jun 23, 2015 at 12:41 AM
    • train from asmara

      Eritrea Nov 24, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      Hello, in May 2015 - is there likely to be a scheduled train from Asmara to the coast ......if so, any idea of the days of the week/times etc .. thanks

      2 Answers Nov 25, 2014 at 3:25 AM
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      Visa to Eritrea

      Eritrea Jul 30, 2014 at 3:22 AM

      Did anybody travel to Eritrea recently?

      6 Answers Oct 22, 2014 at 2:23 AM
    • Cell phone in Eritrea

      Eritrea Jul 22, 2014 at 4:06 AM

      Hi what is the cheapest Cell phone available in the market.
      Say a Nokia 105 or Nokia 107.

      4 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM
    • how is the night life in asmara

      Eritrea May 7, 2014 at 7:21 PM

      i would love to buy some beach property in asmara and open up a food and bar spot how welcoming are they to that?

      4 Answers May 8, 2014 at 10:12 PM
    • Boat trip from Assab to Yemen

      Eritrea Apr 8, 2014 at 4:46 AM

      Hi all,

      I heard there might be passenger boat service from Assab to Yemen, namely, Mocha.

      Could anyone please shed light on this please?


      2 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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      Getting to Asmara from Djibouti, looking for advice on visa and flights

      Asmara Sep 26, 2013 at 6:53 AM


      I would like to get to Asmara from Djibouti. I wonder whether it would be more convenient to reach Asmara from Nairobi or from Sanaa.

      I also would appreciate if you could let me know what should I do in order to get a tourist visa (I am based in Djibouti now).

      Any other recommendation about the country would be more than welcome.

      Many thanks,

      1 Answer Sep 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM
    • Internet availability in Asmara?

      Asmara Sep 18, 2012 at 4:07 AM

      Hi everyone,
      We may be coming to live and work in Asmara for the next 3-4 years. Can anybody tell us what are internet connections availability and speeds like? We will be living in a rented house in the city and would really like to be able to use Skype to keep in touch with family and friends. Any other hints and advice will be welcome also!
      Thanks John and Ella

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM
    • I need some infos

      Asmara Aug 19, 2011 at 6:59 AM

      Hi to all!

      I'm from Italy, and my wife can go to asmara to work as teacher in an italian school for some years (at least 4 we think...). She must confirm or deny in a week.

      I have same questions:

      - Is a quite place?
      - What about hospitals?
      - There are some problems with food or water o something like?
      - Can I found a work for me? I'm a 42 years old computer programmer with about 24 years experience. However, every work is ok for me...

      We think to accept, because we think this can be a fantastic experience, but some words from someone who knows the city, the people and the life in asmara is very needed...

      Thanks in advice
      Del Mestre Luca

      2 Answers Aug 20, 2011 at 1:29 AM
    • Eritrea Institute of Technology

      Asmara Dec 18, 2010 at 10:45 AM

      Hey friends !!

      I am from India, and may be going to Eritrea as a lecturer in the Eritrea Institute of Technology early next year. Since its an absolutely new place for me, I wonder how it would be for an outsider to settle there. It would also be of great help if somebody can throw some light on the cost of living over there.


      5 Answers Jan 5, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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      Can we get into Eritrea from Djubuti?

      Eritrea Sep 15, 2009 at 10:32 PM

      We will be in Ethiopia in January and ending Feb 4. We would like to get to Eritrea. I keep reading that it is NOT possible to get there by land.

      Can we, in fact, get through Djubuti?



      2 Answers Sep 16, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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      bordering eritrea

      Eritrea Mar 18, 2009 at 1:10 PM

      We are planning to go to Ethiopia and cross to Eritrea. We travel by cycle but looks like is not possible to border overland.I have read that the best option is by plane trought a third country ( Sudan or yemen) but this is not an exciting option for bikers. Do you know if we can cross to Djibouti and get eritrea from there? We would appreciate any comments .

      3 Answers Mar 19, 2009 at 3:18 PM
    • Ferry between Eritrea and Yemen wanted

      Eritrea Nov 25, 2008 at 7:32 AM

      I would like to land by plane in Asmara, Eritrea. From there I could go to Massawa. Than I want a boat/ferry-transport to Yemen.
      1. I wonder whether I could get a ferry from there to any Yemeni port?
      Al Hudaydah for example.
      Finally I wana travel to Sana'a, the Yemeni capital.
      Thank you and hope you are having a good trip.

      1 Answer Nov 27, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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      Contact details for Africa Pension, Asmara

      Eritrea Nov 5, 2008 at 7:58 AM

      Does anyone have an e-mail address for the Africa Pension in Asmara? Thanks!

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      Some Eritrea travel advice please

      Eritrea Aug 25, 2008 at 5:56 AM

      My partner and I are thinking of going to Eritrea on a 2 week holiday at the end of November. What is the situation for tourists at the moment?

      Is there enough to see in two weeks? We like to see cities, ruins, trekking, snorkelling, remote villages etc. Any recommendations?

      We see the FCO website says tourists need a permit to leave Asmara, and this is sometimes refused. Does anyone has any experience with trying to do this? How likely is it that we would be refused? And if we were, is it easy to take a flight to a nearby country, eg. Egypt? Also, how much is there to do in Asmara itself?

      How much money would we be likely to spend, i.e. accommodation, transport, sightseeing etc?

      Any other advice would be very gratefully received.



      2 Answers Jan 5, 2009 at 4:36 AM
    • pls i need a hotel in eritrea i can book and pay with egold

      Eritrea Mar 3, 2008 at 2:43 AM

      Hello , every body in eritrea forum, pls can anyone help me to finding out a hotel i can book and pay with e-gold and how much per night,

      Thanks and hope to hear from u soon

      Timothy mfon.

      5 Answers May 16, 2008 at 12:27 PM
    • Long Stay - Cost of apartments?

      Asmara Nov 18, 2007 at 12:30 PM

      Hi, I'm possibly looking to visit Asmara & Eritrea for a few months, thefore looking at renting an apartment with internet connection. Can someone advise me of the approximate cost for such an idea permonth?

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Jan 11, 2008 at 4:54 AM
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      Eritrea Visas in Yemen

      Eritrea Nov 17, 2007 at 4:08 AM

      A quick warning - as of this month (november 2007) you now CANNOT obtain an Eritrean tourist visa in Sanaa, Yemen unless you have a Yemani residency permit. It has just changed (..and I have just bought a non-refundable air ticket!!) and as of yet I cant find a way around it. Obtain the visa before you leave home. This obviously makes guide book information obsolete and should be double-checked.

    • Hancul

      Hancul Nov 9, 2006 at 11:48 AM

      I need to travel to Hancul (Eritrea) for business reasons and would like to know if anybody has tips re- accommodation, meals, night life and so on.



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      Muslim "weekend" in Massawa

      Massawa Oct 18, 2006 at 8:53 AM

      I am trying to organize a day tour from Asmara, but I have only Thursday or
      Friday. The choice is between Keren or Massawa. Which would you advise,
      considering that friday is muslim weekend? Do all activities stop? How would you organise it to get the best out of it?
      Thank you for the help,

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      Muslim "weekend"

      Eritrea Oct 18, 2006 at 8:50 AM

      I am trying to organize a day tour from Asmara, but I have only Thursday or
      Friday. The choice is between Keren or Massawa. Which would you advise,
      considering that friday is muslim weekend? Do all activities stop? How would you organise it to get the best out of it?
      Thank you for the help,

    • Family Traditions

      Eritrea Aug 31, 2006 at 2:00 AM

      I am a provider of childrens education in australia and we are exploring the different family traditions of the world. I would love it if you could forward me some traditional celebrations that families uphold within Eritrea. Kind Regard, Justine Chappell

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      Visiting Asmara in July

      Eritrea Jun 5, 2006 at 12:27 AM

      Hi to all VT members:
      i am planning to spend my summer vacation in Asmara, Eritrea. Can anyone suggest please a good affordable hotel, guest friendly clean (not interContinantal please) near the entertainment centre? Also i want to know of any freindly bar or nightclub there. Thanks

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2006 at 2:11 AM
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      Asmara, Eritrea/Kagnew Station (US Army Security Agency Field Station)

      Eritrea Mar 28, 2006 at 8:10 AM

      I was assigned to Asmara from November 1969 to April 1970. Is Kagnew Station (where HQ was located) still there; is it permissible to enter onto the grounds? Some of my fondest memories were strolling Haile Selassie Blvd and Queen Elizabeth Blvd; visiting the restaurants (very good Italian food!) and the local nightlife; taking a gherry cart for the equivalent of.50 anywhere in the city; the "Bush" and the local marts.

      4 Answers Oct 12, 2006 at 11:12 AM
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      Safe To travel/visit Eritrea?

      Eritrea Oct 31, 2005 at 5:56 AM

      My girlfriend and i are thinking of coming to Eritrea for a few weeks this December. We are wanting to visit Asmara, Massawa and the islands. Are all nationals safe there at the moment?
      Many thanks

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2008 at 3:51 AM
    • Pls help in taking right decision

      Asmara Oct 25, 2005 at 3:34 PM


      I have got a job in Asmara for 1 year, should i go to asmara for doing a job, i currently reside in delhi, India.
      Is it safe place to reside, as there is a war condition right now. How much would it cost monthly for food and residence ?
      Are residence complexes clean there ? What kind of vegetarian food i can get there ?


      2 Answers Jul 22, 2007 at 1:32 PM
    • Borders

      Eritrea Feb 25, 2005 at 7:25 PM

      I'm going to visit Eritrea in summer. I have a few questions, please help.
      1) Is it true that only overland route is via Ethiopia and Djibouti?
      2) Is it safe and wise travelling by land from Djibouti border (~Assab)
      to Asmara?
      3) Are there any ferry from Massawa to Jeddah (SA) or somewhere in Yemen (Aden)?
      In general, I will start in Egypt and I want to visit Sudan and Eritrea (it's a must) and then go back via Saudi Arabia/Syria/Turkey to Europe. Visiting Ethiopia and Djibouti would be nice, but not necessary.

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Apr 14, 2005 at 5:25 PM