Cocoa and Coconuts, Côte d’Ivoire, February 2020

Abidjan Coastline

My final post from my West African adventure comes to you from Abidjan in the country of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). I’ve reached the coastline and the Atlantic Ocean and I’ll unashamedly admit that I put my feet up here for a couple of days before the long trek home. The landscape is lush and the climate steamy – life slows to a naturally languid pace here. There are tall coconut palms swaying over white sand beaches – the equal of any travel brochure (if you don’t mind the ever present plastic waste that blows across African villages and washes up on its shores). Côte d’Ivoire is famous for being the world’s largest producer of cacao from its plantations. But strangely enough it’s the wonderfully kind and helpful taxi drivers that I’ll remember from Côte d’Ivoire- it’s like taking the pulse of society. I can honestly say I’ve never met a bunch of more honest and good natured taxi drivers the world over! Merci les gars!

Côte d’Ivoire handicrafts

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