Country Nr 19 – Côte d’Ivoire – experiencing the 21st century Africa

Country 19/196: Côte d’Ivoire
Destination: Abidjan
Abidjan is big city life. It’s the perfect combination of modern and traditional, the perfect place to experience the 21st century Africa. We were staying at the city center and we were very surprised to see how empty the city is on a Sunday. There were almost literally 10 people walking around the city center, whereas on the next day the city was full. Obviously, the people of Abidjan still know how to take time for themselves and their loved ones.
We had a great time in “Drogba’s country” as they call it.
Thank you!!! 🙂

Environmental issues

Côte d’Ivoire is currently battling severe deforestation caused by the timber industry, which has destroyed most of what used to be the largest in forests West Africa. Another pressing issue is significant water pollution from sewage and industrial/agricultural wastewater. The country’s lack of sanitation facilities also contributes to the pollution problem. The land is also battling savanization and the effects of climate changes, including decreased precipitation and droughts.

Found lots of LOVE in Côte d’Ivoire. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥

A honeymoon in Côte d’Ivoire? Why not! 😉

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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