Fun things to do in Liberia

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    A tour to a village for some dancing

    by melosh Written Mar 27, 2009

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    I did stop in at a small travel agency, Exotic Travel on Broad Street, and the manager and her two staff ladies were very friendly and said that they could arrange a tour of the city or various tours upcountry.

    They offered a Monrovia city tour at about $100 for car, driver, and guide for one person and only a little more for 3 additional people. (I am sure that the price is negotiable.)

    The tours out of the city could include a visit to a village with dancing, etc. They assured me that they had the personal connections to do this and had actually arranged a tour in the last six months. If you are looking for a unique experience this might be your chance. I got the definite impression that you would not be going to a community jaded by frequent tourist visits.

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  • Hiking or Fishing

    by australianborn Written Feb 21, 2009

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    If you meet someone local, go fishing. Liberia is full of water, and fishing is the go here. Fish off a bridge, fish off a canoe, or, if you're really lucky and know the right people with speed boats, go offshore.
    Hiking is also great in Liberia. Up in Bong county, which is about to be opened up bigtime by iron ore mining meaning the roads and rail will be refurbished and the area will be much more accessible, there are waterfalls, and the jungle that is left is amazing. Or the National Park is pristine.
    Liberia is just emerging from so much war and devestation, and has a long long way to go. Tourism is still a concept rather than an industry, so good luck. Get out there and explore!
    PS don't touch the rubber - the smell will be with you all day!

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    Try some palm wine

    by melosh Written Dec 26, 2005

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    Like chichi in the Andes and pulque in Mexico, palm wine has a very yeasty taste and can vary considerable depending on how long it has been allowed to ferment. The fresher or younger the palm wine the sweeter and less alcoholic it will be.
    Also you will not find it in pasteurized bottles. You have to trust the source.

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    Ganta Town

    by jacobzoethout Written May 23, 2005

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    Ganta is a town in Nimba County, in the north eastern part of Liberia. We stayed two nights and one day in the town. We visited schools, churches, a hospital, and were even received by the major of Ganta, Mrs Millar.

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    Villages

    by jacobzoethout Updated May 15, 2005

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    There are many villages between the border and Ganta. The village children , not used to European people, shouted “White men! White men!”. Some villages are very traditional, just huts from local materials.

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    On the road

    by jacobzoethout Updated May 10, 2005

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    The road between the border and Ganta was filled with holes, but our taxi driver Moussa manouvred the car carefully between the holes. There was a roadblock near the small town of Sanniquelli, which wasn’t a nice experience. Our bags were emptied and it became clear that the men wanted money. In the end, they let us go, and just when it started to get dark, we arrived in Ganta. I was happy to arrive there safely.

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    Rainforests

    by jacobzoethout Written May 10, 2005

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    The northeastern part of Liberia is still a rainforest area. This is still the case, even though timber exports increased enormously after the end of the civil war and the election of Taylor as president in 1997.
    Between the border and Ganta, the road cuts right through the forests.

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    Meet a Liberian truck driver in Ganta

    by jacobzoethout Written Mar 25, 2005

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    In Ganta, we saw a truck from the Dutch village of Schoondijke. This happened to be the same village where my fellow traveller was living. Final proof that the world is small. My fellow traveller and the truck driver became friends on the spot.
    For more information about the city of Ganta, see my Ganta page

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    Village school

    by jacobzoethout Updated Mar 25, 2007

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    We visited a village school in a small village. Every time my camera gave a flash all the children yelled and laughed. It was un unforgettable experience.

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    Children in village

    by jacobzoethout Updated May 15, 2005

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    These children were walking around in the village. We asked the head of the village if it was alright to make pictures in the village of the houses and the people; he gave us permission.

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    Village church

    by jacobzoethout Written Mar 25, 2005

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    In one village between Ganta and the border we saw this little churche house. All the houses in the village were built in the same style.

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