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Travel Blogs from Monrovia
So I'm writing this on the airplane from London to Newark.... On the 3rd of August. Needless to say our three weeks was cut short. Who's to blame? EBOLA. BUT I have five hours until this plane lands, and I can't sleep. So imma try to recap. Week one... Well, the first day in Liberia we went to the US Embassy kinda got a little tour and then transferred money to SFC K's account so that he could cash a check at the ...
Normally in the U.S. this day would begin with upbeat patriotic band music, everyone bustling about getting on their red,white and blue and after a morning family prayer of gratitude and thanks to Heavenly Father for our beautiful free country and our forefathers, everyone would head out to a Church 4th of July morning devotional and flag raising ceremony, followed by a pancake breakfast.
The rest of the day would be spent watching ...
... they have been in contact with and we can't take the risk. I have visited most of my girls, but it makes me so sad because connecting with them in their homes and neighborhoods is a big part of what we do and what we have been doing and we have stopped that. I don't hug them right now either...ugh...stupid Ebola!
On a happier note, we are doing pen pal stuff with the young women back in the Memorial Ward in Houston! My girls wrote letters this last week for mutual and Ryan ...
... so they have about 9 different songs from different genres that they have to learn. They are awesome! They also have a project due at the end of this month where they have to interview a musician, instrument maker, music shop owner...etc. This is forcing them to get out of their expat bubble and reach into the community. I love my students...they are challenging me, pushing me, stretching me to my highest potential continually and constantly keeping the fire burning for me...my ...
... our path, but we powered on and made it to the town of Bossou. Here we camped at a Chimpanzee reserve which was a beautiful spot. We spent the next morning trekking to see wild chimpanzees. Well when I say ‘we’ I mean the first group walked for over an hour without seeing anything and my group walked five minutes out of camp and found a group of chimps chilling out in the bush! We watched a mother and two babies playing in ...
Other places to stay in Monrovia
Mamba Point, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $160
15th Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $200
3rd Street Sinkor, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $85
UN Drive, Mamba Point, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $165
9th Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $125
75 Broad Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $100
Carey Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $50