Travel Blogs from Abidjan
... hear the rain through the soundproofed windows and over the air-conditioner fan. When we got up about 6:30 to be ready for an 8:00 departure, I told Marjolaine we still needed to be ready at 8:00 just in case, but that the rain would almost certainly slow things down by a least an hour.
Paul arrived a little after 9:00 with a Peugeot and driver. His brother Michel was waiting in the car. We joined them and started out toward La ...
... of society. He told the story of a manager with a very good paying job, who lost his job when it was found that he was scamming employees for a few dollars per premium in their paychecks. The risk/reward ratio was ridiculous. When asked why he had risked his high-paying job for the equivalent of a few dollars, he found no answer. The corruption is so endemic, so omnipresent, that people don’t even think about it; it’s just the thing ...
... road. We talked about how important it is for people to have their own land to cultivate in this environment where employment is so limited. I was reminded of the passage of Micah 4:4 that speaks of a millennial peace where every man will sit under his vine and under his fig tree and none shall be afraid. Paul mentioned that people in Côte d'Ivoire often make the good choice of staying on their land and developing it instead of cutting out for the cities to ...
... fish as well. He and I were served a cold orange Fanta. Paul’s daughter had gone to buy them and she tried to keep the little change that was left rather than give it back to her father, as a young person might easily do (or even an older person). They teased her about it and she was a little embarrassed. I asked how much the Fanta cost and gave her some money to buy one for everyone. When I gave her the bill I teased her "please ...
... they were. The ceremony was out of this world and the best experience we've had in West Africa to date, building up to and centred around a stilt dancer, drums beating, woman dressed in white singing and clapping, men with tassels around their arms dancing, hundreds of villagers also came out for the ceremony too and kids danced around on the edge. Following the ceremony we were invited to get up and dance, which made the villagers laugh. A few of us ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking