During the thirty years of fighting, the country was in a state of civil war.As Eritreans were fighting for their freedom, their country was devastated.The earliest hominid remains in Eritrea date from two million years ago, placing the land near the dawn of humankind on the planet.
The southern region has extinct volcanoes and fields of broken lava. The east, bordering the Red Sea, is a narrow strip of barren scrubland and desert.
Enjoy weekend getaways and afternoon trips to the beach, or simply stay put and soak up the atmosphere of Derry’s many cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants.
For County Antrim singles, the unrivalled beauty of the Causeway Coast is all you need to make a spectacular date.
The Erne and River Shannon provide a playground for the water-sports enthusiast, so suggest a date on the river, and together you’ll soon be fishing, canoeing, kayaking... For County Armargh singles, a similarly fertile landscape means that the great outdoors is just waiting to be explored.
In a region so full of farmland, it’s also inevitable that fresh produce is to be found in abundance.