Asmara

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making tradition

, especially Asmarinos, love their coffee. Like so much else it is imbibed Italian-style and the city's favorite '''coffee drink''' is the '''macchiato''' (makyato) i.e. 'stained' (that is coffee stained with a touch of steamed milk-froth) which is definitely worth a try if you like strong, sweet coffee. Drink Eritrea is not a big wine country, even though it used to have a wine-making tradition during the colonial period. On the other hand Eritrea, is a big beer-drinking country, and the '''Eritrean beer''' is definitely a good one if you like lager, pilsner or dark beer. All three varieties are made by the country's only brewery, which is in Asmara and is aptly called "Asmara Beer". Asmara Beer is great, quenches your thirsty throat and has a good taste. Between early 2008 and May 2009 it was not available, due to a lack of hard currency for buying imported malt. As of June 2009, nationwide distribution was back. Asmara brewers have proven they produce a good Pilsner beer. Most varieties have around 5% alcohol per volume and a nice hop flavour in the well known bottle. Enjoy! Nightlife in Asmara is often considered quieter than most other country capitals, but there are a good range of local bars and also the infamous '''Zara Bar''' near the '''Blue Bird''' restaurant is a popular haunt with expats. Asmara is an extremely safe city, safe enough for a stroll in the middle of the night. Most people are genuinely friendly, without wanting anything in exchange, beggary and "hustling" is not as common as in most other third world countries and neither is tourism. After the '''Zara Bar''' closes there are few choices of night clubs although they do exist. '''Mocambo''' is in a basement in the downtown area and is popular with young locals. The '''Warsai''' is out of the way and a little seedy. The Asmara Palace Hotel boasts '''The Green Pub''' which has disco's on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. In the Expo grounds there is the '''Benifer''' which is a restaurant by day but a busy club by night, and the '''Shamrock''' which used to be popular with UN staff. Word of warning, entry is normally priced at 100 Nacfa + and beer is similarly priced. Prostitution is legal and rife. Sleep * WikiPedia:Asmara Commons:Category:Asmara


conservative early

: www.fedoa.unina.it 1881 01 Santoianni_Progettazione_Architettonica.pdf Italian architectural planification of Asmara (in Italian) p. 64-66 While Eritrea was under Italian colonial rule, architecturally conservative early-20th-century Europeans used Asmara "to experiment with radical new designs."


small holding

Region, Eritrea Semenawi Keyih Bahri (Northern Red Sea) . They are small holding farmers largely inhabiting small communal villages (unlike in Tigray where the rural make-up is dominated by large estates and homesteads owing to a feudal past). Most Biher-Tigrinya are christian and members of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church with small minorities of Catholics and Protestants. There is however a considerable Muslim minority of Tigrinya speakers who are officially included in the definition


quality wide

and 1940. There is a huge range of restaurants in Asmara serving Italian food with '''Albergo Italia''' being the best in quality, closely followed by the outdoor setting of '''Casa Degli Italiani''', '''Alba Bistro''' opposite the post office also offers a quality, wide range, of food not forgetting '''Castello''' behind the Nyala Hotel. '''The Spaghetti and Pizza House''' on Harnet Av. offers a great choice of pizza and pasta dishes as well as its signature Chilli red snapper. Most traditional Eritrean food is quite spicy, and consists generally of very hot meat and or vegetable stews, eaten over the staple called "injera" a kind of sour-dough pancake or flatbread. '''Blue Bird''' and '''Milano''' are generally considered the best places for traditional food. On the up-side, there are many restaurants which make hamburgers using quality organic beef or lamb, such as '''The Mask Restaurant'''. For Indian and Far East cuisine you can visit the '''Rooftop Garden''' or '''The China Star''' For a taste of home and a fantastic steak visit the weekend only restaurant at the '''Asmara Palace Hotel''' although avoid their buffets. '''Drink a lot''' because Asmara will dry you out. Mineral water is there in abundance and that is really the only water you can drink. '''Don't drink the tapwater''' if you value your health. Similarly, there are also a lot of bottled fruit juices, 'Fresh' juices are typically safe to drink in the cleaner bars and restaurants. Eritreans, especially Asmarinos, love their coffee. Like so much else it is imbibed Italian-style and the city's favorite '''coffee drink''' is the '''macchiato''' (makyato) i.e. 'stained' (that is coffee stained with a touch of steamed milk-froth) which is definitely worth a try if you like strong, sweet coffee. Drink Eritrea is not a big wine country, even though it used to have a wine-making tradition during the colonial period. On the other hand Eritrea, is a big beer-drinking country, and the '''Eritrean beer''' is definitely a good one if you like lager, pilsner or dark beer. All three varieties are made by the country's only brewery, which is in Asmara and is aptly called "Asmara Beer". Asmara Beer is great, quenches your thirsty throat and has a good taste. Between early 2008 and May 2009 it was not available, due to a lack of hard currency for buying imported malt. As of June 2009, nationwide distribution was back. Asmara brewers have proven they produce a good Pilsner beer. Most varieties have around 5% alcohol per volume and a nice hop flavour in the well known bottle. Enjoy! Nightlife in Asmara is often considered quieter than most other country capitals, but there are a good range of local bars and also the infamous '''Zara Bar''' near the '''Blue Bird''' restaurant is a popular haunt with expats. Asmara is an extremely safe city, safe enough for a stroll in the middle of the night. Most people are genuinely friendly, without wanting anything in exchange, beggary and "hustling" is not as common as in most other third world countries and neither is tourism. After the '''Zara Bar''' closes there are few choices of night clubs although they do exist. '''Mocambo''' is in a basement in the downtown area and is popular with young locals. The '''Warsai''' is out of the way and a little seedy. The Asmara Palace Hotel boasts '''The Green Pub''' which has disco's on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. In the Expo grounds there is the '''Benifer''' which is a restaurant by day but a busy club by night, and the '''Shamrock''' which used to be popular with UN staff. Word of warning, entry is normally priced at 100 Nacfa + and beer is similarly priced. Prostitution is legal and rife. Sleep * WikiPedia:Asmara Commons:Category:Asmara


track event

'''Mebrahtom''' "'''Meb'''" '''Keflezighi''' ( ; Ge'ez (Ge'ez alphabet): መብራህቶም ክፍልእዝጊ ''mebrāhtōm kifl'igzī''; born May 5, 1975 in Asmara, Eritrea) is an American (United States) athlete (Track and field athletics), specializing in long distance running (Long-distance track event). He and his family were refugees from Eritrea via Italy to the United States, when he was age 12. ref name "ap_11_01_2009"


line fact

International Airport . The Eritrean Railroad Authority has requested funding to continue the Italian-era plan to extend the route from


educational program

February 2009 '''Asmara International Community School''' ('''AICS''') in Asmara, Eritrea, is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program to children from prekindergarten (age 3) through grade 12. The school was founded in 1994 to serve the needs of the international community and other students seeking English-language education. Demands Both the Free Lions and the Beja Congress stated that government inequity in the distribution of oil profits


event long'

'''Mebrahtom''' "'''Meb'''" '''Keflezighi''' ( ; Ge'ez (Ge'ez alphabet): መብራህቶም ክፍልእዝጊ ''mebrāhtōm kifl'igzī''; born May 5, 1975 in Asmara, Eritrea) is an American (United States) athlete (Track and field athletics), specializing in long distance running (Long-distance track event). He and his family were refugees from Eritrea via Italy to the United States, when he was age 12. ref name "ap_11_01_2009"


made military

----- align right 1 Asmara align right 475,385 align right 943,707 Maekel ----- Elevated to the rank of Lt. General, Tesfaye Gebre Kidan went on to serve as the long time Minister of Defence (Ministry of Defense (Ethiopia)), then on 14 May 1988 was made military governor and general commander in Eritrea (History of Eritrea). He was recalled to Addis Ababa from Asmara to serve on the military tribunal, which tried the high ranking officers who had tried to depose President Mengistu in 1989 (1989 Ethiopian coup d'état attempt) following the decisive defeat at the Battle of Shire (Battle of Shire (1989)). He became vice-President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia until 21 May 1991, when Mengistu fled as rebel forces closed in on the capital, making him acting president. Flights to Asmara were added in early 1963, and the flights with Il-18 equipment continued to Aden in the Aden Protectorate, whilst in March the airline began flights to Switzerland and Moscow, although those flights were short-lived. In September 1963 the airline joined the International Air Transport Association, becoming its ninety-third member, WikiPedia:Asmara Commons:Category:Asmara


fine period

in the city, most of which reflect various Modernist styles and some of which represent inimitable architectural forms, such as petrol stations mimicking aeroplanes and boats, commercial buildings designed as trains, cavernous cinemas with fine period plasterwork and Art Dem interiors, fine ultra-modern hotels and offices, and government buildings with highly politicised monumental designs. Panorama WikiPedia:Asmara Commons:Category:Asmara

Asmara

'''Asmara''' ( . The city is located at the tip of an escarpment that is both the northwestern edge of the Eritrean highlands and the Great Rift Valley (Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia) in neighbouring Ethiopia.

Asmara is situated in Eritrea's central Maekel Region. It is known for its well-preserved colonial Italian modernist architecture. Mark Byrnes An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy Feb 08, 2012 Atlantic Cities The city is divided into thirteen districts or administrative areas: Acria, Abbashaul, Edaga Hamus, Arbaete Asmara, Mai Temenai, Paradizo, Sembel, Godaif, Maekel Ketema or Downtown, Tiravolo, Gejeret, Tsetserat and Gheza Banda.

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