Eritrea is tucked away in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, and the Red Sea all abut this tiny nation of six million people. Eritrea is still one of the most breathtaking nations in the Horn despite a host of difficulties like a poor economy and political repression, as well as despite travel restrictions (you need a permit to leave the capital). You’ll discover a multi-ethnic nation with nine different ethnic groups and cultural influences from the Arab, Mediterranean, and Abyssinian regions. This nation offers beaches, reefs, archipelagos, culture, religion, archaeology, and natural beauty while remaining largely unaffected by development and tourism. Visitors to Eritrea will enjoy discovering the nation’s many hidden gems because the name of the country is derived from a Greek word that means “Red Sea.” This capital city has two distinct sides. The lovely walking neighborhoods, street cafes serving delectable Italian coffee, numerous pastry shops, and the town’s leisurely pace are the first things you’ll notice. Simply put, you’ll have the impression that you’ve just landed in a sleepy Italian village. On the other hand, there are some unpleasant economic realities like power outages, deserted streets, and sluggish business. Asmara is one of the friendliest cities you’re likely to visit in Africa, despite the two extremes. Additionally, you’ll discover the largest concentration of Modernist buildings in the entire world. Since its creation in the 1930s, when Mussolini had his eye on Ethiopia, the majority of the historic area has remained untouched. You’ll quickly grow to love Asmara if you combine its history, architecture, welcoming locals, and eight months of sunshine annually.