We spent 6 days in Liberia doing nothing but talking to as many Liberians as we could. About Ebola, the war and everything in between. Each person’s story left us teary-eyed in awe and giggling all at once.
Robertsport, Liberia is a large community of almost a hundred native Liberian surfers. And that is where we met “The Dreamers”.
When it comes to the Jollof Wars, Liberia is an unlikely contender. Nigerians and Ghanaians make the most noise about owning Jollof. Senegambians revel in the surety that no one can dispute that Jollof started with them. So where does that live Jollof in other countries like Liberia? We found out.
"I feel so light, and so good."
If you checked in to Ducor Hotel in the 1970s, you’ll be checking into Monrovia’s finest hotel. Everywhere you turned, there’ll be murals, marble floors, sculptures, and palatial splendour. You’d most likely have been a diplomat, a politician, or simply mega-rich. If you were (un)lucky, you might have run into a certain Idi Amin, swimming […]
Beyond our unwilling affinity for generators, the one thing Nigerians and Liberians have in common is their resilience. Everyone we talked to about living through the Ebola Outbreak and the Second Civil War had a joke or two to go with their trauma. I’ve also thought Nigerians have an uncanny knack for making a joke […]
An Outsider's first impressions.
And also being extorted of the equivalent of 24,010 Naira in Guinea
There are no good roads into Liberia — if you’re entering from the east of the country that is. Our first attempt at entering Liberia led us down 30km of mud to the Ivorian border with Liberia. That didn’t go as planned. On the second day, we made another attempt at entering Liberia, this time […]
Spoiler Alert: Black is pretty much INDESTRUCTIBLE at this point. The road to Liberia (from Cote D’ Ivoire) is filled with mud, bribes, bad roads and one Customs
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