Bucket List 196: Côte d’Ivoire!

 The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Côte d’Ivoire   ·    Photos

Country 40/196: Côte d’Ivoire. More developed than its western and northern counterparts, Côte d’Ivoire is one of the fastest growing economies in the world (top five GDP growth in both 2018 and 2019). Tourism is playing an increasingly important role in the development of a nation still in recovery from two brutal civil wars since the turn of the new millennium. The historic coastal town of Grand-Bassam is a must visit, as is the quite staggering basilica in the planned capital of Yamoussoukro. Unlike anything else you will see in Western Africa, I promise you.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Côte d’Ivoire

Ivory Roast

November 2nd, 2019 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I listened to harrowing tales of bygone diamond conflicts and civil wars as I resumed my muddy trudge along the Atlantic Coast. This week, I continue my education as I sit in despots’ cars and tyrants swimming pools before rounding the bulge of West Africa and venture eastwards. Day 22 – Monrovia, Liberia…

 

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Country: 40/196     Visited: Autumn ’19

 

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