Man is a town west of Côte d’Ivoire and is an is an agricultural region. People there are peaceful and quiet like the people in Guinea. Definitely less agressive then the people in Senegal:P
Since Ivory coast is one of the music capital in Africa so “we” decided to head to the club for some VIBE:P
Ivory Cost so far to me is a very safe city and people will try to help you whenever they can:)
The next day we headed to the capital city of Ivory coast-Yamoussoukro.
We went to visit the infamous Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro (French: Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro) The local tour guide told us he had no idea how much money the last president had spent on this church but I am telling you it must be A LOT!. The president wanted this church to be bigger and more Grand than Basilica of Saint Peter because this church is clearly inspired by the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican City.
I was NOT supposed to take photos of the inside but the local guide was so friendly, he told me I can do whatever I want-SECRETLY:P
The church is really grand but to me when compared to St. Peter, it’s just not as beautiful even the president tried hard to make everything bigger!
There’s even 4 hidden elevator sthere for people to get up to the top where there’s a huge terrace.
The weather there is SO HOT AND HUMID even during the “winter time” and I was always wondering why the sky of Senegal, guinea and now Ivory coast are all very Hazy! The local told me it’s because of the “Harmattan” wind. The “Harmattan” is a seasonal wind which blows across Northwestern Africa every year from November through March. This famous wind blows from North to South, working its way across the Sahara to the Gulf of Guinea. Along the way, it tends to pick up sand and dust, turning into a very drying, dusty wind. When the Harmattan really gets going, the dust can create a cloudy haze.So, I blame it on the Haze who made my photographs so DULL!!!!:P So when we got up on the top floor, the whole city skyline was very hazy!
But at the end I was so happy to see an OWL on the dome of the church! It’s truly magical as I have never see an Owl before in real life:)
Then we headed to the president palace trying to see the feeding of the crocodile:). However, we were told no tourist is allow to see that anymore because couple of years ago a tourist fell into the lagoon and was attacked by crocodiles:(
Ofcourse I had to do some X’s mas shopping as the fabrics there are AMAZING.
If you have follow me on FACEBOOK, you probably already knew I bought a few of them and I will show you all later:)
That night we pampered ourselves by having an amazing drinks and dinner on the top floor in a Five star hotel- Hotel President. It’s the most famous hotel in Yamoussoukro. The restaurant is supposed to be revolving but it’s NOT working anymore @_@…well, it’s AFRICA afterall!!!:p