Bucket List 196: Liberia!

 The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Liberia   ·    Photos

Country 39/196: Liberia. Sometimes referred to as the United States’ fifty-second state (sorry Puerto Rico), this small corner of Africa provides quite the shock if you’re not aware of its history. With the local accent sounding more The Bronx than West Africa, I found Liberia to be far bigger and brasher than its northerly neighbours. However, two of the most surreal experiences of my entire West African adventure happened on the same Liberian day: sitting in warlord Charles Taylor’s bulletproof jeep and visiting a former 5-star hotel once frequented by the likes of Idi Amin. Only in Liberia.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Liberia

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…

Guinea all your Lovin’

October 22nd, 2019 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I continued my journey south through three extraordinary West African nations until my beleaguered arrival in the Guinean conurbation of Conakry. This week, I follow the coast from capital to capital, visiting countries with recent histories they would rather forget. Day 15 – Conakry, Guinea Conakry. Not a city with the best of…

 

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Country: 39/196     Visited: Autumn ’19

 

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