The road chose me A lifetime of ebb and flow

The Jeep showing the scale of the whole basilica

The Basilica of Yamoussoukro

Many Presidents in Africa get a bad rap. Corruption, blatant lying and stealing, and holding onto power for as long as possible, legally or not. They are often not the nicest people in the...

Camping beach side at Chez Jojo 6

Ivory Coast… Coast

No visit to Ivory Coast would be complete without a visit to, well, The Coast ! I have not seen the ocean since a trip to an island off Conakry, Guinea, and I’m very...

Eating the spoils of the hard work 2

National Park Tai

The road quickly deteriorates, just as I was told it would. I’m down to first gear for massive potholes, and most are full of water. At times the road is wide enough for two...

Heading South. This road will get interesting 8

Ivory Coast Begins

I move South, hugging the West Coast of Ivory Coast, first bordering Guinea, and later Liberia. These borders have only recently re-opened after the Ebola outbreak from about six months prior. At Odiénné I...

All clear - for now 9

Malaria

On a trip like mine through Africa, Malaria presents a problem. Conventional wisdom says to take an “anti-malarial” pill in the hopes of preventing infection, though for a number of reasons that’s not really...

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