Asmara - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

No--people here are very reserved, and foreign friends could be cause for suspicion. No particular prejudices, that I'm aware of, though. - Apr 2021

It seems to be difficult to make friends with locals. That said, it's not impossible, especially with members of the diaspora who have come back. - Dec 2019

Locals tend to be warm and friendly, but for many there's also a certain reserve about how close and in what context they might want to be seen with foreigners. No prejudices or ethnic concerns come to mind. - Feb 2019

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