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Abidjan: First Impressions & Why I'm Not Returning to Nigeria - Finding Nkem
My brother, Mayowa, and I are currently in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, working a project that’s near and dear to our hearts. The initial groundwork has been completed, and we just need some time to plan, scheme and put things together! We knew we wanted somewhere in West Africa, and preferably with a culture not TOO close to Nigeria’s. Dakar, Accra and Cotonou were all on our short list, but Abidjan made it to the top because it was Francophone, the ticket price was reasonable and we’d heard great things about it! And now I understand why people rave about Ivory Coast so much. This is now the 4th West African country I’ve visited and I have to say it’s my favorite so far. Granted, I’ve only been here a few days, but here are my first impressions of this beautiful city! Things WORK The very first thing we noticed about Abidjan is that, to an extent, things seems to function. Right from the airport, we had to get a yellow fever vaccination (Mayowa hadn’t had one before, and I didn’t have my card) which was a very straight forward process with price and explanation clearly posted. Before leaving the airport, …