|Date:||Wednesday December 27 2006 2:03|
|From:||Mike Dahl (Janesville, Wisconsin, United States)
Very nice site of recent history of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
I was stationed at Kagnew Station in 1972-1973 as a military policeman. I have a lot of
memories of the times I spent in Asmara and often wonder what happen to Kagnew Station once the United States left Asmara.
This is a very informative site.
Thank you for sharing it.
Dear Mebrat and Hans,
I am one of those people that was born and grew up in Asmara. Despite me moving around the world, I kept a special attachment to that country and its people.
To see your site is like taking a trip back in history.
You did an excellent work and I am very pleased to see how you captured the beauty and culture of Eritrea.
I hope one day to meet you and share some of our adventures.
|Date:||Friday, December 01 2006 23:13|
|From:||Adonai Tsehaie Sebhatu (Washington DC (former Asmarino/Kerenino), USA)
Definitely, the most extensive and best organize work.
So, So, So ............ GRATEFUL
to be ENCOURAGED
to be HAILED
to be CHERISHED
to be NOURISHED
THANK YOU!!! ~~~~
Eri Love / Eri Kisses / (Flavors:- Shikorina & Berberific)
|Date:||Wednesday November 15 2006 19:10|
|From:||Mats G. (Sala, Sweden)
I have friends living in Sweden from Eritrea.
This website helps me learn more about the land and people.
Great website !! Useful information.
Keep up the good work.
What a wonderful website.
My sister and I have been researching our lineage and discovered our ancestry
This website is a wealth of information. I can't wait to pass the website on to other family members.
I was in Asmara at the beginning of the year and am working hard to return.
A great site and really good for me as my camera etc went missing on the way home !
Dear Mebrat & Hans,
You did a very informative and helpful website.
I'm sure that your pages will not be visited only by Eritreans, but by foreigners too !!
I would appreciate if could keep the information up-to-date. Don't give up.
Finally I would say you did a 'GOOD JOB!'
..and thanks for your efforts
|Date:||Wednesday September 20 2006 02:39|
|From:||MEDHANYE GHIORGHIS (WASHINGTON DC, USA)
EXCELLENT JOB KEEP THE GOOD WORK!
EVERY ERITREAN THAT HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT
YOUR WEBSITE IS PROUD AND APPRECIATIVE OF YOU
|Date:||Saturday July 15 2006 21:36|
|From:||Silvia Chaimovitz-Müller (Zürich, Switzerland)
Dear Mebrat and Hans!
A big thank you for this great website.
Already 10 years ago I visited with my two daughters my best friend's family in Paradiso-Asmara.
And now I got the chance again....in June I spent two weeks with traveling in Eritrea and of course
visiting many friends. Especially from your website I was able to prepare my trip very good. And I
really enjoyed it very much. The great hospitality of your people - just one thing to tell...
I am looking forward to visit your nice country again!
I really do hope, that all Eritreans have enough patience to go through this hard time - to solve
the problem with Ethiopia!!!!
Your website is so beautiful that I feel that I was in
Asmara!! There is no doubt in my mind that the first
thing that I am going to do is to book a flight to
Asmara for my vacations this year!
I also feel that I can contribute to he education and development of Eritrea and her hospitable people.
Please suggest me how I can help Eritrean Education sector.
Thanks for such enchanting experience.
I WAS THERE DURING UNMEE MISSION, FROM 2003-2004, AND I WISH THE BEST FOR THE ERITREAN PEOPLE.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE 15TH. INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY.!!!
I NEED TO SAY SO MANY THANKS ESPECIALLY, BECAUSE I RECEIVES A SURGERY TREATMENT AT SANITARY
ERITREAN SERVICES, WITH MY FRIENDS THE CUBANS DOCTORS.
I REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE JORDANIAN TREATMENT, (UNMEE) BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY LEG.
CAPTAIN URUGUAYAN NAVY.
I wanted to thank both you and Hans for this wonderful website. I greatly appreciate
learning as much information as I can about my home country. The detailed information and beautiful
pictures made me feel as if was actually there. I was born in Asmara, but raised in the U.S. I have
been in the U.S. since I was two years-old. Everything I know about my country is second-hand. I will
soon be going to visit for the first time. The information on your site will help me to better plan my
Although I am essentially an "American," I never want to lose sight of everything that makes me who I am.
I thank you both for helping me feel closer to my history and my homeland.
Many thanks for this lovely opportunity to see Massawa and other parts of Eritrea.
I am trying to find information about the Greeks of Eritrea. When they arrived there. Who they were etc etc. Can anybody help?
I was born on that beautiful land of Asmara Eritrea but living in Massaua. Wow what a
country. It will always be in my heart.
Any body that knew me please email me i was
know as Angelo Lo Russo. Some of my friends were Letizia Lustrissimi and Antonio
Rizzo. Where are you now?
|Date:||Monday May 08 2006 06:40|
|From:||Hilary (Berkeley, California USA)|
I think it's sweet your husband designed this website in honor of you home country.
I've used the translation of the national anthem for a paper in my University of California, Berkeley class.
I wish you the best. Thanks again,
|Date:||Saturday May 06 2006 22:24|
|From:||Maria Teresa Bolsi Horner (Enterprise, Alabama USA)
Thank you Mebrat for this great web page. Very informative and uplifting when I search
the net for anything I can find on my my beautiful home Eritrea (I miss it so much!!
and my mamma too!) Great job!
I like your web site alot. Eritrea looks like a very interesting and friendly country.
My son is on his way from Aden to Massawa by sailboat ("Prophecy III", 4 crew members) this week.
They are sailing from Thailand to Turkey. Thanks to the internet I am following along from "the main
deck" of my living room! He is very interested in Africa; he's read dozens of books... he has wanted
to visit for the last few years, Massawa will be his first landfall!! I will be anxious to see Chris's
My husband & I sailed into Eritrea in March 2003. We had recently been shot at and chased
by Somali Pirates. We were still feeling vulnerable and insecure. The Eritreans were a
welcoming friendly people who won our hearts.
In all our travels Eritrea has been our favorite nation. We went to Assab, Massawa, Asmara
and Keren. We wish we'd known more about Eritrea and spent more time there. I spend my time
reading about Eritrea now on the internet and have found your web page the most interesting
and informative. I am a women's health nurse and one day would like to return to offer my
skills to the Eritrean people.
I am back in Australia, busy working and saving, so maybe in about 2 years time I can afford
to do this. Keep up the wonderful work with your web page.
|Date:||Tuesday March 28 2006 13:59|
|From:||Hangwani Musehana (Cape Town, South Africa)|
I have actually not heard of Eritrea before, until I met some wonderful students who came
to study in South Africa. It was fun interacting with all of them and learning about this
small yet beuatiful country. I have since tried to and continue to read and learn more about the country.
I even got the opportunity to listen to some Tigrinya music and tried some food and do the dance. So, it
is thanks to John, Aaron, Mike, Mike, Mike, Semadar, Tekle, Emmanuel, Tecleab, and others that I intend
to visit your country some day.
Hangwani Musehana (Cape Town, South Africa)
|Date:||Monday March 13 2006 07:31|
|From:||Mehreta (Los Angeles, USA)
Wow, I can really appreciate all the detail contributed to this site. Very, very informative.
Mebrat & Hans,
Thanks for the wonderful website.
I am leaving for Eritrea next Saturday 3-16-06 with Health Volunteers Overseas.
I hope to bring back lots of great new friendships and photos.
Good on you Mebrat.
I have never been in my country Eritrea b/c I was born in sudan and grew up there. I am currently
living in Australia and working as the Eritrean community settlement service worker in NSW.
Cheers Robel Teklom
Great Job Mebrat for Introducing Hans to Eritrea and Hans great Job and Thanks,
Thanks for the excellent website, which brings back happy
memories of my stay in Eritrea from 1958 to 1962. My wife (English)
and I (American) first met in Ghinda and were married (twice) in
Asmara, at the Municipio and at the Gospel Center. We spent our first
two years together in Thio, Massawa and Asmara, and it is very
interesting to see and read the up-to-date views and descriptions.
Thank you for sharing them.
It is late to see such a site. I am very eager to meet Italians or other people who
are interested in Eritrean Ascari (Eritreans who were serving the Italians militarily).
First I need people who have good taste in history, especially Italians, because I believe
at least the Italians had a sentimental linkage with Eritrea and Eritreans.
As a member of the US military, I lived in Asmara for about 18 months, beginning in 1964.
I was completely unaware of what was happening all around us, regarding the Eritrean struggle
for independence. From my perspective, the US government was neutral about hostilities between
Eritrea and Ethiopia. We were not told about it, and were not cautioned about who were the "bad
guys and the good guys." Instead, it was more typical of my every day exerience as an American
to be told to go out and meet the people, explore their country and buy their products.
My friend and I had a very frustrating encounter with the only person who appeared threatening
to us in our whole stay. One night, we were eating dinner on the patio of a restaurant in Keren.
A man came to within about 50 feet of us and started yelling that we should leave his country alone,
and that it was not our country. The guard nearby yelled back at him and threatened with his stick.
We asked the guard to let him be, and called to the man to come talk with us and share our food.
He refused and kept saying it was his country. We both yelled back that it was indeed his country,
and that it was a beautiful place and we were grateful to be guests. We asked him again to join us
and talk. He refused, so we asked the guard to take him a plate of our food. As the guard turned
toward him with the food, the man ran away.
Most of my friends were very much interested in Eritrea, and knew only rumors about efforts
to split from Ethiopia. We thought it was an amicable unity. In fact, we always remarked about how
the Italians and Ethiopians seemed to blend right in as accepted members of Eritrean society, rather
than remnants of invaders and colonizers.
I don't understand why Eritreans had not seized the opportunity to educate the thousands of young
Americans right in front of them, every day... most of whom, I guarantee, would have easily supported
Thank you for your wonderfully informative and beautiful website.
I am planning to come to Eritrean Institute of Technology for teaching assignment on deputation for the period of two years.
I checked all the important part of this site and found it very encouraging, educational and inspiring us to visit the place. Overall, it covers political,
social, economic, geographical and other important aspects of the country, which will help all the new comers in a great way.
Dr. Suresh Kumar
Guest book of Mebrat Tzehaie 2005