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Travel Blogs from Monrovia
... everyday, we pass through a place called Congo town and the streets we go down are full of people selling their wares, little shops and a covered vegetable market. I found out from one of my drivers that that place would be a lot cheaper than one of the other grocery stores I go to...so I had him stop there after school one day on the way home and it was awesome! I bought some potato greens, water greens, peppers ( I loooove the taste of these little guys!), egg plants, cucumbers ...
... of us, our drivers have been the most intriguing on a daily basis. For me, watching the women with huge bundles and buckets on their heads with a baby on their back and another child in hand going about town doing what they need to do has been nothing short of inspiring and motivating. I watch the children who play in the dirt with their friends without toys or who have hand made toys such as an old tire or something, laughing and chasing each other and just having ...
We went to Isaac A. Davids Memorial School, the first school to reopen after the war. Essentially, it was raided during the war and was a dumping ground for corpses and skeletons, but has been rebuilt and renovated in order to serve students again. They are still reconstructing many of the roofs and libraries, but it is better than having no school at all.
I had the opportunity ...
... br> We ate lunch along the water and the view was absolutely breathtaking. Since the other ministries were closed for the holiday, we went on a tour of JFK Memorial Hospital, which was incredibly eye-opening. The hospital is simple, has pretty outdated looking equipment, but is able to serve a population that demands their services with a shortage of staff. It broke my heart to see the pediatric unit filled with children suffering from malaria in a hospital that does ...
... are the uncles to the Lomas, and the Lomas, the nephews to the Kissis. Traditionally, the Lomas drain the wine from the palm trees as requested by the Kissis and then give it to the Kissis, who in turn give them food or whatever. Whenever a Kissi commands a Loma to do something, the Loma must, age discrimination nonexistent. If a five-year old Kissi tells a 40-year old Loma to sit down, the 40-year old Loma must. In turn, if the ...
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
Carey Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $50