Travel Blogs from Monrovia
... for Security Cooperation. MAJ Polasek, mainly, explained their job a bit more. DoD also has a program in Liberia called Operation Onward Liberty, where US military personnel act as mentors to the AFL (Armed Forces of Liberia). So we learned a bit about that and then spoke with the Marine Attaché, a LTC Bryan Wilson, about security threats in Liberia and the fundamental problems with Liberian ...
... for freedom since the war in heaven...fighting for liberty seems to be an eternal principle.
Ryan and I both worked a bit more during the day and then went and did a little grocery shopping. We had invited some friends to join us for our 4th of July festivities and meal celebration. I had brought a few decorations with me from the United States...some fun wooden plaques, some streamers and garlands...it was fun and festive in a ...
... otherwise end up in a trash heap in someone's yard and then we are going to crochet bags out of them! I got the idea from Sister Heszeltine who is one of our awesome missionary couple sisters here. I am also going to teach them how to make tie quilts from lappa material...that is the cultural material here. Super fun! We finally got our Personal Progress books!!! Yea! So we can start on them.
Elder's Quorum - Ryan's Counselors are doing great in their callings and they ...
... couples here to join them in Libassa...about 30 minutes away to stay overnight on Friday and then spend some of the day relaxing on Saturday. It was lovely! We all met up and had dinner together at the restaurant, played a game at the table and chatted. They are all so wonderful! I felt like I was with friends of my grandparents...they are so loving, funny, wise, kind, understanding...I loved being with them! We hung out at the beach with them, took pictures and talked. We ...
... to a room in the hotel so I could spend plenty of time scrubbing myself and was more than happy to pay far too much money to have my clothes washed, dried and ironed for me. The town was buzzing and hectic but had a nice feel to it. Guinea definitely feels poorer than the previous countries but the people are some of the friendliest and I’m looking forward to coming back on the next leg of my trip.
Other places to stay in Monrovia
Mamba Point, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $160
15th Street Sinkor, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $200
2nd Street Sinkor, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $85
UN Drive, Mamba Point, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $165
9th Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $125
Carey Street, Monrovia | Hotelfrom $50