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Life's A Beach - Eritrea

This is not what I expected to see on the Red Sea coast, just north of Massawa in Eritrea, one of the poorest African countries..

 

A fully functioning beach club resort, complete with camel rides and a disco bar (no alcohol) with a local band playing. I wondered where the clientele were coming from; there are virtually no foreign tourists, and not a great middle class in the country. A couple of the visitors that I spoke to were officers on leave from the army.

 

Near Massawa, Eritrea. December 2014. © David Hill.

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Taken on December 7, 2014