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What to do in Eritrea: The Country That Stood Still in Time!

Eritrea, nestled in the Horn of Africa, Eritrea is a place full of hidden treasures, where you can visit Massawa, an ancient port city with architecture reminiscent of colonial times, Asmara, the capital, which is known for its incredibly preserved, and the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea. And, if you're the adventurous type, you can't miss the Highlands region, where rural life continues as it has for centuries. Don't forget also the ruins of the ancient city of Adulis and the Debre Bizen monastery.


The local currency is Nakfa and, although there are nine official languages, Tigrinya and Arabic are the most spoken. And yes, we Brazilians need a visa to visit Eritrea.

Now, talking about economics and politics, Eritrea is one of the poorest countries in the world. This is in part due to political isolation and lack of civil liberties, which has led many to call it "the North Korea of Africa". We were in the capital on a trip that connected with Djibouti, and yes it is a complex country to enter.


And now, the curiosity we promised in the title: why does Eritrea seem to have stopped in time? Well, it's because the country has basically closed itself off from the world. There is almost no internet access, and the capital, Asmara, feels like a city that stuck in the 1930s.

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