Eritrea's unique blend of Abyssinian, Arabic and Mediterranean influences makes it a country unlike any other. Marvel at the ruins of Qohaito, including its vast columns and temples. The little known settlement is thought to have been part of the great Aksumite Kingdom that thrived in this region. Eritrea's capital, Asmara, boasts a plethora of Italian-influenced architecture, cafes, pizza parlours and pastry shops waiting to be discovered. While in the capital, visit the Cathedral of Asmara, a good example of art-deco Italian architecture found in Eritrea.