Asmara December 11th 2006 I wonder if this naming-the-beer-after-the-city malarkey would catch on at home? - "I'll have three bottles of Glasgow please" - perhaps not but it certainly makes life easier for thirsty travellers like us; we've got enough to contend with, like tackling extortionate airport taxi cartels and getting our paws on dollars in a bankrupt country without a single ATM.....
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Africa » Eritrea » West » Asmara Eritrea was awarded to Ethiopia in 1952 as part of a federation. Ethiopia's annexation of Eritrea as a province 10 years later sparked a 30-year struggle for independence that ended in 1991 with Eritrean rebels defeating governmental forces; independ... ... read more
The Big Trip is exactly what it says on the tin. We'll be visiting roughly 50 countries over the next 18 months or so, travelling from Istanbul all the way east to Tokyo and back before sauntering from Cairo to Capetown, crossing the Atlantic and heading northwards from Patagonia to Miami. It ain't a trip for the faint-hearted but we're sure you'll enjoy the ride.......... full info