Back to Abidjan
Trip Start Jan 13, 2013
23Trip End Feb 04, 2013
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The usual things were happening in the street: unbelievably over loaded vans and trucks taking on passengers and roaring of in clouds of thick exhaust, hawkers and beggars looking for coins, shoeshine boys pointing at shoes as a question, mothers with babies on their backs and baskets of goods on their heads walking carefully and gracefully along; it's always an engrossing spectable.
We drove 4 ½ hours to Yamoussoukro by a longer but better route, many fewer potholes.
Arriving in Yamoussoukro we stopped at the Lebanese restaurant where I ordered a hamburger and French-fries, served with a brown ketchup from a Middle Eastern country I couldn’t discern on the label. It was a welcome change in diet, we’d essentially eaten the same few things for a week.
We stopped briefly at the Hotel President where I was able to change some more money, I didn’t need to change much this time and there is a machine that will change money in the lobby (for a small fee). It was certainly much quicker that going to the bank. Then we hit the road again for the last three hours to Abidjan.
It was good to get back to a clean hotel where I don’t have to be concerned about the food. I got in touch with my wife to let her know I was back in Abidjan, and breathed a sigh of relief
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