Austrian Radio Interview: Travel Eritrea Edition

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Posted by on March 3, 2017

Austrian Radio Interview:
‘Travel Eritrea’ Edition

Hey again! I’m finally back to Kyrgyzstan after two months on the ground in Texas, but just before I hopped back on a flight to head this way I found time to record another interview with Radio FM4 in Austria.

This one’s about Eritrea, which I visited back in November to research for Lonely Planet’s revamped Africa content, and the place really is one strange beast. Hopefully my answers at least gave some insight into the country, but I’ll leave it to you to be the judge.


What do you think? Particularly about that last question – I’d love to hear others’ thoughts about travel in authoritarian countries, and whether that implicit legitimization of the government has a negative effect. Sound off in the comments or on social!
Italian Market and Catholic Cathedral in Asmara, Eritrea.

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2 Responses to Austrian Radio Interview: Travel Eritrea Edition

  1. Agness of eTramping

    Great insight, Stephen! Eritrea seems like a good place to visit!

    • Stephen

      Thanks Agness. It’s not for everybody, of course, but it terms of ‘offbeat travel’ it was a pretty interesting experience. You two considering it?

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