I’ve been in Abidjan since Wednesday and have spent most of my time at the mission’s regional offices working with the media team. We’re working on rolling out a website for engaging churches by November 1st.
Last night I took a taxi across town to the neighborhood I used to live in (’94-’98). I met up with Chantal who used to work for us and care for my younger brother Philip. We went to her house and were able to meet up with Suzanne and her husband Anthony.
Suzanne worked for us for 4 years before Chantal. In 1999, Suzanne married Anthony (who is Swiss) and they moved to Switzerland. The summer after Heidi and I were married we took a trip to Europe and visited Suzanne and Anthony at their home in Laussane. Since then they have moved back to Abidjan.
Last night we ate at a street side restaurant and had grilled fish & chicken with attiéké. Attiéké is a dish native to the Ivory Coast that is made from ground, fermented cassava. You eat it with raw veggies, an oil-based sauce, and your meat (fish or chicken). Quite the yummy treat.
Here are some photos from my trip across the city. Abidjan is a huge city of 4-5 million so it is quite crowded and dirty.