Travel Blogs from Monrovia
... are that he is their boss. They are relaxed and comfortable in his presence and he is straight forward with them about his expectations which they love. He is a great boss to work for they tell me and they are incredibly protective of him. He came into this job where there were a lot of things that were new but he has really taken it by the horns and just hit the ground running.
Gardening - Since there are many things that I cannot find at the store locally...things ...
... crayons and things that are typical in the states in church meetings. They sit on the laps of their parents, or wherever there is a seat available with whomever they can sit with. It was very much a family feeling. They are entertained soley by a hymnbook or a piece of paper and expected to be reverent and patient. They are fascinated by us who have lighter skin and just watch us during the meeting, touching us and just being completely adorable!
There were 3 ...
glad I got lots of sleep on the plane. There was an interesting article
I was reading online before I fell asleep about the Dollar Diplomacy.
It seems that William Taft played a big role in this policy. In 1913,
the U.S. payed off Latin American debt to Liberia. By doing this Latin
America owed the U.S. instead of Liberia and the U.S. remained in
control. Latin ...
We had a late start to the day, relaxing and spending the morning at our host's home. It is really the first time all trip that we have had time to relax and I enjoyed the unstructured time.
We went to the home of one of the trip leaders, who just so happened to be monkey sitting. If you don't already know, monkeys are my absolute favorite animals on the planet, I have had a stuffed animal ...
... is a 65% decrease in voter participation from the first election. This is how Ellen won the 90%--only by default.
There has been a new story developing about what happened during 'Bloody Monday.’ This is Ellen’s side. One soldier from the peace-keeping militia threw a tear gas can into the crowd. The can fell, but never exploded. So one of the protestors took it and threw it back at the armed militia. It hit one of the soldiers in the chest and then decided ...