Abidjan, Grand Bassam and Aboisso, Cote d’ivoire

Abidjan, Grand Bassam and Aboisso, Cote d’ivoire

Abidjan is a coastal city lies on the south-east coast of the country in the Gulf of Guinea. When I first got there, my impression was Lot’s of cars, lots of buildings and lots of people! There was a Civil War previously in this country so you will see lots of UN people/trucks going around but now the country is safe to travel.

You can find lot of street food around this former capital city e.g. fried plantains in Spicy source, chin chin(snack prepared using flour, butter, milk and eggs from which a stiff paste is made which is then deep fried until golden brown and crisp), fried chicken and fried meat. I had tried them all on my own and they tasted delicious:) Just try to buy them in a recently clean store and you do not need to worry about getting sick from eating street food. One thing you all need to pay attention is– almost all the food in west africa is a little spicy! BUT…I love hot pepper:)


Near the coast(Grand Bassam) there’s tons of beach resorts around and I happened to stay in one of the best resort around town. The pool is right by the ocean front and it’s gorgeous:)


I celebrated my X’s mas over there with my friends and lots of UN staff:)


The next day we went to a nearby town called Aboisso. It’s a very interesting town since there’s different kinds of statue EVERYWHERE!

aboisso, ivory coast
statue around abidjan, africa
around abidjan
around abidjan, africa
statue in abidjan

Ivory coast is a beautiful country and people there are really really friendly and helpful. Unfortunately my time there was limited but I hope to visit this country again. Cheers everyone:)

beachfront hotel in cote d'ivoire

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  1. So beautiful!! I want to go someday!!
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  2. Must have been so beautiful Tammy! The photo of the pool made me miss the summer a lot! Kisses dear and happy weekend! xoxo

  3. I have to say I’m all for the pool and the beach !
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  4. Great pictures and you totally need to eat more ChinChin and dodo(fried plantain ) in Nigeria and I promised to cook you all of them again when we meet!
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  5. Dearest Tammy,
    Yes, this looks like an exotic mix between the Caribbean and Asia… The spicy food I love, having worked a lot in South India we got so used to it and we love Thai food etc.
    Too bad that your stay was not quite long here. Have a safe journey! We wait for more; this is getting very addictive and I love to know more about those West African countries. Wish that tourism would increase soon.
    Hugs to you,

  6. The beach resort and swimming pool are gorgeous. Happy New Year Tammy!
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  7. Looks beautiful!
    Wish you a happy 2013!

    Xo Jennifer
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  8. Great post! Made me want to travel!

  9. The first town looks so crowded but the other one is beautiful! Love the resort,the view is amazing!

  10. Wonderful photos, well I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas holiday. Happy new year. xx
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