Saturday, 5 April 2014

E is for Eritrea #atozchallenge


I learned about this country through a freak accident when I went to Accra (the capital of Ghana) and ate pizza at a place I had always wanted to go to. I couldn’t place where the people came from. They weren’t Ghanaian and they weren’t Indian (from India) either because of the courser hair and their accent was different. I asked the guy if he was Ethiopian. Nope. They were from Eritrea. I had him repeat the word about five times.
Image from Wikipedia.com



It is officially the State of Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups. It has a population of around six million inhabitants.



Here is a picture of delicious pizza, just thought I'd share the ooey gooey cheesy goodness. So yummy. And yes that's a Coke light, not a word from anyone.



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#atozchallenge

40 comments:

  1. Eritrea, sounds like a nice place!

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    1. I'd like to visit it one day. I'd also like to go to Ethiopia and Egypt- the other E countries Eritrea won out over.

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  2. Sounds like a place from a fantasy novel. The name is definitely unique. Had pizza on Thursday, Dominoes Ground Beef and Pepperoni, large. Sad it's costly in Jamaica but I have bought it twice this year and share it with my family. Though they don't pay but family is family and I'm not getting a condition eating it all. I bought a Sprite with it. Anyway this country sounds very rich in culture and I would like to pay it a visit.

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    1. Have you ever tried making your own pizza? I'm sure it would turn out well, just as long as the sauce is good and the cheese is plentiful.

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  3. In my classroom we've hung a very large map of the world. While I was waiting for my students one day I remember finding Eritrea and saying "Hmm, that's one I've never heard of before".

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    1. And now you meet it here. That's so cool.

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  4. I met a few Eritreans when I was at University. Have a great weekend.

    Kiru
    Kiru Taye Writes

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    1. I can't believe that after living in the US with all of their cultures, they were the first ones I have ever encountered.

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  5. Don't think I've ever heard of Eritrea. And mmm, pizza--you can never go wrong with that! ;)

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce you to the country.

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  6. Awesome. I've never heard of it before, but now I'm fascinated. Maybe I should go do some casual research...and that Pizza looks epic.

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    1. There are so many countries in this world. Is it possible to know them all? The pizza was delicious.

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  7. The name of the country sounds familiar. I think I've heard about it in school during some religion class... It sounds very intriguing, anyway!

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    1. At least it sounds familiar. You're one up on me.

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  8. Eritrea....also have not heard of this country before. Africa is an amazing country. The ethnic diversity is incredible!
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. So many cultures, so little time.

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  9. I've heard of Eritrea, but don't know much about the place...
    Writer In Transit

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  10. O I know about this country. One of my best teenage friends was from Eritrea, I need to go visit this, also Ghana is up on my list too :) The Pizza looks yummy.

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    1. That's cool, Haneen. Put Ghana first on your list and branch out from there.

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  11. It looks so beautiful there, OMG. So exotic and different.

    It would mean so much to me if you could visit my blog, www.thatgirlybookworm.blogspot.ca

    My theme focuses on books and the title that is the letter of the day. :)

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    1. I've never been there myself, but it does look beautiful

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  12. I've never even heard of this country before. Learned something today. :) And the pizza looks fantastic.

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    1. Today we have swapped info about places we've never heard of. I'd never hear of Edgartown until you mentioned it. A to Z blogging challenge rocks.

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  13. I'm so hungry I'd like a piece of that pizza right now!

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    1. I'd share it if it wasn't in the past.

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  14. I have heard of Eritrea only because I have played a challenge game to name all 196 United Nations recognized countries in 12 minutes. Since I can do it now, I had to learn the names and locations, but I knew nothing else before today. It seems more modern than I had imagined. Thanks.

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    1. Having travelled all over the world, you know that some areas are more modern than others. I'm choosing the more modern pics. I'm impressed that you can name so many countries.

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  15. I only know of Eritrea from watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Didn't even know where it was until now, so thanks for sharing some info. That pizza looks delish, btw.

    The Pedestrian Writer visiting from the A to Z blogging challenge

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    1. I didn't know they were even big enough to go to the Olympics. I wonder what events they did.

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  16. Oh my that pizza looks incredible! I'd not heard of this country either. Amazing how sometimes the world seems so small and yet there are just endless possibilities and places. 6 million inhabitants. That's amazing. I can't believe I didn't know it was there. It looks gorgeous from those pictures.

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    ~Anna
    herding cats & burning soup.

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    1. There is so much to learn about the world. Remembering all of the information is impossible, though.

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  17. Yum. Enjoy your alphabet challenge.

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    1. Thanks. Having a great time so far.

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  18. Pizza looks yummy. Nice post :D

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    1. It tasted even better than it looked.

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  19. This is such a cool theme for the A to Z Challenge! Love the pics you shared, and the pizza looks delish!

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    1. Thanks, Dani and Jax. I'm having a good time with it.

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  20. Eritrea had its independence not to long ago. I quite remember they were in the news a lot!

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    1. Wow. Imagine gaining independence so late.

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