"Keren: The Gateway to Western Eritrea" Keren by hunwagner

Keren Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 59 photos

If you only have the time to make one excursion out of Asmara, you should make it Keren.
Even though it is only about three hours away on the scenic, winding roads, this sprawling town has a completely different feel to the capital.
While Asmara is very much an Italian-style city, Keren is much more of a typically Muslim trading township reminding you that the Sahara is not far away. However, it is still at an altutude of 1400 metres, so it never gets unpleasantly hot here. There are plenty of inviting-looking hotels, relaxed coffee-shops, colorful markets and friendly people to make a longer stay a good option.
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  • mirko77's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 7:34 AM

    You are 100% right: I wish to be there again!

  • leonik's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2005 at 1:40 PM

    your page on keren kinda reminds me of harar (which i had missed out on)... looks like a good side trip from asmara indeed!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2005 at 4:22 AM

    Amazing all these differences at such rather short distances !

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2005 at 8:02 AM

    ale tahu ka seng di bahasa indonesia, keren itu berarti cool. memang cool itu kotanya :)


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