Blogs from Abidjan, South, Cote d'Ivoire, Africa


Africa » Cote d'Ivoire » South » Abidjan December 7th 2015

Visit Abidjan cathedral, sort of in the shape of a suspension bridge, swing by the area where a lot of the city's Laundry is done in a local river, around 40 men pounding and slapping clothes into the water & over old tyres. 08/12/15 head to Grand Bassam Beach and camp at Drogba Beach; a simple beach resort. Next day take a stroll to the old colonial capital to see the interesting if not deteriorating old French architecture, highlight being the fishing village at the end of town with some very enthusiastic crews singing French shanties whilst heaving their nets in. Cook dinner with our cook group followed by a dance performance by a local group, cool drumming, girls, spirit devil outfits and flames. 3 of us head into Grand Bassam town with the dance crew ... read more

Africa » Cote d'Ivoire » South » Abidjan October 4th 2014

What am I doing in Ivory Coast? Well, it's a funny story with the explanation coming next! Not easy to find out proper information about visiting Ivory Coast. As you will find out even on Travelblog, the last entry dates back to 2012...and there are way less than 80 entries on the country...that is maybe the number of entries on Bangkok...every single week! My first entry is on the capital, second one will be on a village, that a lot of you have heard before...and on which I will be the first one to write about here. And yes, I'll even share few words about the end of the day, as of today, Ebola is just few hours on the road from in the Ivory Coast capital....everybody is speaking about it...even if it ... read more
Cathedrale St Paul
Main topic of discussions here...after Ebola, the traffic jams!
Typical local urban architecture....

Africa » Cote d'Ivoire » South » Abidjan April 9th 2009

Hey All! Got another long one for ya! Grab a snack; you’ll be happy you did… Okay, the gloves are off, the warm-ups are over, and the time for sand bagging has just expired. I have less than forty days to see as much of West Africa as I possibly can…challenge accepted; let the April rush begin!! My first stop? The infamous ivory coast, Cote D’Ivoire! So, when building a team for my first out-of-the-country adventure, I felt that it was important to think about what qualities and abilities would best serve the group as a whole - The ability to speak French, the mathematical savvy for currency conversions, and a decisively diligent and well-organized planner. Fortunately, my team had all of that. Alyssa the French speaker, Jen the accountant and currency converter, and Aubrie the ... read more
Flags on the Beach
Street Signs
The St. Paul Cathedral

Africa » Cote d'Ivoire » South » Abidjan March 14th 2008

That's right...I went to the Ivory Coast! Was it a bit nuts, scary, sketchy and everything else you'd imagine it to be? DAMN STRAIGHT it was!! Heather, Christina and I decided to go to the Ivory Coast for 4 days - three girls, on our own - we knew it would be a bit sketch but as adventurous as we are we were up for it! Three of our other friends were going to go with us but then when they went to the embassy (US citizens don't need a visa but Alessandro is from Italy) they were told that US citizens DO need a visa. We didnt have enough time to apply so the there of us girls decided we would just head for the border (about 5 hours) and try to cross anyways. When ... read more

Africa » Cote d'Ivoire » South » Abidjan January 9th 2008

OCTOBER 2007 Well hello there…just had one of the strangest..most beautiful weeks of my life..and im going to tell you all about it… Last be exact..i was extremely worried that I would not get a visa to ivory coast because I had been in that stupid embassy about 9 times…sometimes my fault…but mostly theirs…closed..then don't accept applications..something wrong with my passport..not enough just understand nina huffing and puffing..most of the time ive been out the night before and 8 hours at work just is not appealing…but neither is sitting at an embassy waiting for it to open either..…and its really hot..i mean really hot..…oh well I got to get out of the office a bit…my office is airconditioned though which is not the case in the embassy….anyhoo…david and bodyguards decided to leave on ... read more
My Body Guards

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