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Road Trip 2013- Lagos to Abidjan
In this era of blackberry messengers; watsapp; social media and mobile money, traveling smart seems like the most normal thing to do. So why would anyone who has a choice, choose the arduous and possibly dangerous route to travel by road. Is it because of the perceived hundreds of miles of the African …
Not a good start, it seems our freezer
can't cope with the heat. We will have to see if we can get it fixed.
The Ivory Coast has not been lucky for us at all!! We have planned to
go back to Mercedes as the accident has broken one of the welds on a
panel. Here we have found that there is no windscreen
available and we may have to go to
Ghana for a new one, if so this will involve another change of route
and we hope ...
... were then told by the taxi driver that this area was shut in the day time so we decided to go to another restaurant recommended in the book. This was called Le Nandjelet and was described as offering enchanting views of the Abidjan skyline. We managed to find the restaurant which was tucked away in the middle of nowhere. We were really pleased, the restaurant was on the water overlooking the city. I had a delicious lunch ...
There is a local delicacy called aloko, which is a variation of the universal equatorial food known as the plantain, in this case fried in palm oil and cooked with fresh chilies. I had a hand at making my own version here in the forest, which was very, very tasty and mostly edible (some people could not eat it because I made it too spicy). Fresh chillies are readily available here, and together with plantains, avocados, and yams, are the most prevalent fresh ...
... with my favorite animal of all, the hippopotamus.
Monday morning the 8th of April I had a long meeting with Karim, my other local collaborator/supervisor and the director of the pygmy hippopotamus project through CSRS. He fortunately also speaks English quite well, and my meeting with him was quite enlightening concerning all matters hippo, especially local logistics and politics and general ways of doing things. Karim had a small ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Abidjan
Food and service were amazing. Great for walking too as it is situated in the Business District, so lots of easy sight-seeing.
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