A dugout canoe transported me from Liberia to the Ivory Coast. After agreeing on a price with the teenage oarsman the journey took little more than 10-minutes in a vessel that was reassuringly large and under-loaded. This lack of passengers was a good reflection of how many people crossed the border here.
Deadwood: Road to Abidjan September 22nd, 2010
St Louis in pictures February 26th, 2010
I like places with history and St Louis has plenty of it. The French have been fond of the town for over three hundred years and still are. I rolled onto this time-warped island shortly after crossing the border with Mauritania and soon realised it was somewhere worth stopping for a few days.
If you’ve been following the twitter updates you’ll know my compact camera was stolen yesterday. It was visible in the mesh-pocket of my day-sack whilst I was out walking. A lesson quickly learnt. I still have my main SLR, the camera used to take the photos in the slide-show below, but the theft has certainly put a dampener on my impressions of the place. Time to move on south.