THERE are some places in the world that really don’t want you to visit so they’ve made it especially hard for tourists to enter.
One of the most secretive countries in Africa, Eritrea remains off the tourist path due to its ongoing conflict with neighbouring Ethiopia and Sudan.
Visitors to this non-democratic country are highly monitored and visas take up to eight weeks to process, if not completely rejected.
There’s only one border crossing from Djibouti, and unreliable bus and taxi services from Sudan. You can fly into Asmara Airport from a handful of European and African airports, although prices are hefty.
Thanks to Mussolini, this former Italian colony is full of incredible architectural gems and art deco style largely unexplored by the dwindling tourist numbers.