Travel Blogs from Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire

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Big Toy entre en cage !, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Big Toy entre en cage !

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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... cher, mais nous ne dirons rien pour ne pas énerver ceux qui prennent les taxis en France! Belle ville qu'Abidjan, moderne, active, industrielle, relativement propre, apparemment peu polluée, rien à voir avec une ville africaine. Néanmoins, il fait ...

mon numéro en Côté d'Ivoir :  +225 4666 00 56, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

mon numéro en Côté d'Ivoir : +225 4666 00 56

A travel blog entry by cmuller

Mon no en côte d'ivoir  +225 4666 00 ...

Stilt Dancing, Christmas & Evangelical Craziness, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Stilt Dancing, Christmas & Evangelical Craziness

A travel blog entry by antandrel

Our border crossing into Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) was interesting to say the least, the Customs Official was so happy to see us and to welcome us to his country that he made all of us get off the truck to share some local gin with him at 8am in ...

De Banfora à Abidjan: destination finale atteinte, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

De Banfora à Abidjan: destination finale atteinte

A travel blog entry by jpbigan

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... aucun problème, à la fois heureux, soulagés, mais regrettant déjà de ne pas rencontrer quelque nouvelle aventure. Arrivée à Abidjan, 18:00. Nous trouvons un hôtel indiqué par un pote de Nouakchott, directement, sans adresse, sans plan, sans ...

Man, North West Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Man, North West Cote d'Ivoire

A travel blog entry by lkd80

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Once the centre of Cote d'Ivoire's rich cultural heritage, the West of  the country, now governed by military groups or "rebels" operating under the banner Forces Nouvelles (A political grouping includes three military groups ...

Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Abidjan

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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... touriste. En cote d ivoire il y a tres peu de touriste (j en ai pas vu d autre), et c est dommage car la situation est sure meme si tout peu basculer d un jour a l autre. La cote d ivoire a un gros potentiel touristique, mais chut autant en ...

Last Day in Cote d'Ivoire and departure, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Last Day in Cote d'Ivoire and departure

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... What a mess for everyone. (The writing on this taxi says "God protect us" an appropriate prayer when driving in Abidjan...).   With that slowdown, it took us until nearly 12:00 to reach La Mé. We got started right away. I held an ...

Repairs, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Repairs

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Not a good start, it seems our freezer can't cope with the heat. We will have to see if we can get it fixed. The Ivory Coast has not been lucky for us at all!! We have planned to go back to Mercedes as the accident has broken one of the welds on a panel. ...

Into the Capital, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Into the Capital

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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After a peaceful night it was onwards to the old capital of Abidjan where Mercedes are based. Still 200 kms to go. We have seen no donkeys here, it is only car power, bike power and people power. After an initial bumpy road it finally improved and we have ...

Arrival in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Arrival in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... it's probably best viewed from high above.   We arrived on time about 7:00 pm, shortly after nightfall. The Abidjan airport is very modern and everything still works well: air conditioning, lights, luggage carousels etc.  I cleared ...

Abidjan guide, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Abidjan guide

A travel blog entry by lkd80

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... Cote d'Ivoire and other countries in Africa that I was and hopefully will be lucky enough to visit while i'm here. Cote d'Ivoire is particularly interesting as it is chronically overlooked as a tourist destination by non-francophones.  Despite ...

Saturday in and around Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Saturday in and around Abidjan

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... nbsp; I would love to have taken a photo of the scene, but I didn't dare with tempers still hot and Abidjan soldiers notoriously skittish about having their photo taken. A few years back one overconfident French photo journalist was peremptorily shot ...

Visit Grand Bassam, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Visit Grand Bassam

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... . Some of the buildings are in good shape but most have been left to rot. The French left this area and moved to Abidjan because of an epidemic of yellow fever that caused high death rates. There is a wonderful monument to this outbreak consisting of a ...

Back to Abidjan and the Presidential Inauguration, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Back to Abidjan and the Presidential Inauguration

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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Today was the long drive back from Man to Abidjan. I wanted to leave early so we'd be sure to make it back before dark. We packed and loaded at 07:00 so we could have a cup of coffee and leave by 07:30. Mamadou and Seussié were going to come ...

End of camp and travel to Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

End of camp and travel to Côte d'Ivoire

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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Today included a baptism, the last part of camp, and our onward travel to Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire, through which we have to transit to get to Cameroon.   Daniel and I were up and out the hotel door at 6:30 this morning. Mr. Fiaboé, and Pierre ...

In Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

In Abidjan

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... not include a visit to La Mé. I spent the day working in the room. I confirm upcoming flights on Air Senegal and Air Ivoire. But most of the time is spent putting the finishing touches on the next issue of Bonnes Nouvelles magazine, so that it can be ...

Plane change in Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Plane change in Abidjan

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... and as soon as I checked out, we drove to the Africa Express hotel very near the airport. This is where the men from Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Rwanda had stayed during the conference.  I wanted to check out the hotel for future reference. Lomé ...

Arrival in Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Arrival in Abidjan

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... seen the slabs and tasted the salt from those ancient extinct seas. It is a strange kind of time travel.   As we approached Abidjan the sun was setting and the air over the city was heavy with dusty humidity. It seemed we were descending from clear ...

Stuck in Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Stuck in Abidjan

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... , feeling threatened, fired into an angry crowd a few years back during "the war" as it's called here.  No one outside Cote d'Ivoire batted en eye.  I think it was eighteen killed plus more wounded; no international outcry.  Imagine if US ...

Lessons in Stoicism, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Lessons in Stoicism

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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I'm not supposed to be in Cote d'Ivoire tonight.  I'm supposed to be in Lomé, Togo according to my itinerary and plane tickets.  Today was quite an "African day."   In the morning I had visits with several church members who came to ...

Friday in La Mé, La Mé, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Friday in La Mé

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... of the law and the spirit of the law, a very important element of understanding.   Around 3:30 we started back for Abidjan. I wanted to have a bite to eat and get everything squared away for tomorrow, which will be a very full and busy day, ...

Thursday in La Mé, La Mé, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Thursday in La Mé

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... ; We'll have the baptismal counseling at that time; hopefully we'll have some baptisms tomorrow afternoon.  The drive back into Abidjan went without particular incident, though it is a colorful trip to say the least.  There were the usual bad ...

Last Day in Cote d'Ivoire, La Mé and Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Last Day in Cote d'Ivoire

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... learned with the help of songs.  They sang about being Christian soldiers (actually based on what people have been witnessing in Cote d'Ivoire the song came out "commandos for Christ" - I think I may need to discuss that song with Paul...). They ...

It's police escort time again, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

It's police escort time again

A travel blog entry by elaineeustace

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... easily lead us and follow us throughout the day. Abidjan is the former capital city and the current economic centre of Cote d’Ivoire. It is also the third largest French speaking city in the world! Politically it has had a tough time recently with ...

Visits in La Mé and Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Visits in La Mé and Abidjan

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... a bit about our Church and then we needed to leave. It is still advisable not to be out after dark even, or perhaps especially in Abidjan, so I wanted to be back at our hotel by 6:30, which we were.   It was quite an introduction to rural Africa to ...

A day in Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

A day in Abidjan

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... , because of their mercurial political and military situation.  I feel like it is necessary to take the measure of Abidjan every time I come.   I didn't feel uncomfortable at all making my way around, through normal precautions were observed: ...

Second day in La Mé, La Mé, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Second day in La Mé

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

... our Creator. This was very like the widow's mite, they were giving all they had. Paul, Félix, Marcel and I drove back into Abidjan. On the way they pointed out to me one of the four sites where toxic waste had been illegally dumped a few months ...

Travel to La Mé, La Mé, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Travel to La Mé

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... have the same currency the CFA Franc. I got a little under 500 francs for the dollar and changed enough for my stay in Cote d'Ivoire. Then I bought a pair or plastic sandals (bright purple - a popular color here) to use in the water if I need to ...

Leaving Africa, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Leaving Africa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

... flight connections. So I left my passport at the immigration counter as a guarantee that I wouldn't try to sneak into civil-war wracked Cote d'Ivoire and stay illegally in the country (why any Westerner would try to do that I can't imagine, but they seem ...

Douala to Abidjan, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire travel blog

Douala to Abidjan

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

... by the time we were instructed to board. There were rather red but happy Russians faces that finally boarded the flight to Cote d'Ivoire. The flight passed without incident, and we arrived in Abidjan only a little late. Immigration and customs went ...

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