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Things To Do In Asmara

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If you’re only in Asmara for a short time, the best thing to do once you’ve finished touring in the city is to travel to the outskirts, where the landscape is at the very least breathtaking.

Unless you are from a high altitude location, you will require a few of days of walking in Asmara to acclimate your body to the thin, dry air at 2,600 m. (8,530 ft).

Bring plenty of sunscreen lotion, as well as a sweatshirt, since it may be rather cold not just at night, but also while standing in the shade (temperatures can vary greatly on different sides of the same street depending on the position of the sun). The sun shines brightly throughout the day in Africa, particularly in Asmara, where clouds are few, so carry UV-blocking sunglasses unless you prefer squinting.

If you like hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking, the above-mentioned sites outside of town are good places to visit; however, bring your own equipment (including a bike) since Asmara has no rental bikes and a very limited supply of safety equipment (shoes, ropes, etc.). Tents and mosquito nets, on the other hand, are easily available and reasonably priced at the central marketplace. Consult the locals and bring a guide, since it is beneficial to have someone acquainted with the area who knows the local language in case of an accident or other unforeseen incident (like what is legal and not legal). For example, photographing any government installation or authority (police, airport, ministries, etc.) is absolutely prohibited, and your guide may assist you in avoiding such tricky circumstances.

Finally, make time to enjoy some delicious meals in Asmara. If you don’t want health problems to ruin your day, don’t drink “fresh” fruit juices or consume ice cream. Stick to bottled beverages, unpeeled fruits, and prepared foods.

How To Travel To Asmara

Asmara International Airport As of 2008, Lufthansa serviced Frankfurt three times weekly; Yemenia Airways served Sanaa twice weekly; Egyptair served Cairo twice weekly; and Saudi Arabian Airlines served Jeddah/Riyadh twice weekly. Eritrean Airlines does not operate any flights as of January 2010. Nasair, a private-state joint venture airline located...

How To Get Around In Asmara

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Prices In Asmara

MARKET / SUPERMARKETMilk1 liter$ 2.00Tomatoes1 kg$ 2.85Cheese0.5 kg$ Apples1 kg$ Oranges1 kg$ 5.00 Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ Coca-Cola2 liters$ Bread1 piece$ 0.90Water1.5 l$ 2.00RESTAURANTSDinner (Low-range)for 2$ 24.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 45.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ Water0.33 l$ 1.60Cappuccino1 cup$ 0.95Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 6.00Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ Coca-Cola0.33 l$ 0.60Coctail drink1 drink$ 

Sights & Landmarks In Asmara

The major draw of Asmara is its colonial Italian architecture. The palm-lined main roadway "Independence Avenue" is informally known as "Kombishtato" (a creolized version of the neighborhood's actual name: Campo di Citta). It's full of cafés, restaurants, stores, and old cinemas, and it makes for a beautiful mile-long promenade...

Shopping In Asmara

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Nightlife in Asmara

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