Eritrea is an interesting and beautiful country which deserves to be more widely
known. It is surprising how few people even know of its existence! If you mention
the name “Eritrea”, the response is often a look of puzzlement followed by the inevitable
“Where did you say?” Others confuse it with its larger neighbour, Ethiopia, much
to the chagrin of Eritreans themselves! I have taken an interest in Eritrea for
a number of years now, and was recently privileged to visit the country and its
capital city, Asmara, with my wife Jan, in March 2009. This page is one small attempt
to bring Eritrea and Asmara to the attention of a wider audience.