Travel Blogs from Monrovia
This is week 3 here for us in Monrovia and we have lots to share.
Weather - So this is definitely the rainy season...it rains all night sometimes, it is raining in the morning most of the time, it rains during the day and clears up here and there but is mostly rainy and overcast. The days that we see patches of blue and the sun comes out we are outside! If it is during the day Ryan may try to catch some surfing on his lunch break or right after ...
... just sloshing all the words together while cutting out t's, d's, th's, and other consonants...another reason we take our drivers places with us...to communicate.
Music: The music we have been exposed to has been a variety: Liberian, Ghanaian, and *****ian so far in the car rides with our drivers when they take me to work or when they take us to the store or another place. When we have been in restaurants, the music is sometimes jazz, or other music you would hear in ...
She took me to the park that Chevron is helping to put into the city...it will be the very first park ever in this community! And boy, is it a beautiful park! Nicer than so many of the ones we have in the states even!
She also showed me the different mass shopping centers where it is just a sea of vendors under canopy after canopy and where the old lighthouse sits by an abandoned hotel..a hotel whose skeleton ...
It was so incredible to actually see what Liberia looks like during the day. We awoke to a warm breakfast of porridge, biscuits, and pineapple, and we were able to see the luscious greenery that composes Liberia. We started the day by exchanging our money and I was in awe to learn that my $20 bill from the US got me 1,420 liberties (about 70 liberties= 1 dollar). I have never walked around with wads of hundreds before. Despite their relative absence of worth ($1.50 in the ...
... Leone, Liberia, Gambia, and Togo) are extremely rich in natural resources, yet they are they top the charts as being not only the poorest countries in Africa, but the poorest in the world (Sierra Leone has been named the poorest country on the globe). While East Africa has like, sand, and they are much richer. West African countries should be among the richest in the world, but war and political and economical mismanagement of ...
Other places to stay in Monrovia
Mamba Point, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $160
3rd Street Sinkor, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $85
15th Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $200
UN Drive, Mamba Point, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $165
9th Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $125
75 Broad Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $100
Carey Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $50