â€œMeet me outside the gate,â€ my friend directs. I step outside of the compound and ease into the heaven that is an air conditioned car. I literally have a few seconds of being in a state of complete euphoria.
Venturing to Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia is quite a special experience. Home of the Vai people and a delicious little dish called Cassava Leaf, after a visit here, one will surely want to return time and time again.
Our adventurer continues on with her first trip ever to Liberia. This time, she experiences Red Light Market.
Liberiaâ€™s decades of war, the scourge of Ebola, and its location in what is derisively called â€˜the dark continentâ€™ might lead many to conclude that traveling to the country is the equivalent of going to the Stone Age, with little to no access to the amenities people enjoy in developed countries.
In this next installment of Liberian with an Asterisk, the writer discovers the importance of keeping her hands inside vehicles when riding in Liberia.
Drawing inspiration from her own heritage and African inspired textiles, Meskora has developed a unique fashion brand that draws from the essence of a Bohemian aesthetic mixed with the traditional African tribal vibe. Having some experience in both photography and fashion, designer Meskora Amoussou has launched her Meskora fashion line to provide exposure to Liberia and its unique culture.
Many visitors to Liberia will relish the freshness and succulence of fruits available by almost every roadside. The mangoes, organic in nature and untainted by long stays in storage facilities, are sweeter than what one would encounter in highly industrialized countries.
According to the international travel guidebooks on West Africa â€“ whose sections on Liberia are invariably the smallest â€“ Robertsport is THE place to holiday in Liberia. I too was eager to visit Robertsport, but not for the same reasons.