Attractions in Monrovia include the Liberian National Museum, the now ruined Masonic Temple, the Waterside Market, (currently closed) cultural centre on Providence Island and several beaches. It is also home to a zoo. The city also houses one of the biggest sports stadiums in Africa, with seats for 40,000.The pic. is of Monrovia stadium. This is...more
One of two sushi restaurants in Monrovia. The Barracuda Bar is located in modern-looking surroundings on the second floor of the Mamba Point hotel. Sushi is generally off a good quality. Other items on the menu include: tempura, noodle dishes and mussels. Draft beer is also on tap.
Favorite Dish: The sushi, which is generally fresh and made by imported Japanese chefs. It's pricey, but a welcome addition to Monrovia's restaurant diversity.
There are no traffic rules followed in Monrovia. They drive where ever they want, on any side of the road divider, at high speed. So do take care while crossing. There are traffic signals in the city, but either they are out of order or are not followed.
The people of Monrovia are very warm and welcoming. Everybody talks to you. You can't help but hope the worst is behind them and they will have a bright and peaceful future.
Fondest memory: Trying to learn the Liberian handshake--never did but I know it ends with both people snapping their fingers.