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Liberia. Postcards of chaos


Immerse yourself in the local culture. Liberia has a thriving music scene, known as hip co, which mixes hip hop with colloquial Liberian English. Artists such as Takun J, Santos, Mr. Smith, Soul Smiter and Nasseman are popular. In the dry season, especially, concerts are held regularly at venues throughout the country.

Bagged water is sold on most street corners. Although it is supposed to be filtered and safe, it is not guaranteed to be. Stick with bottled water to be safe. You can buy bottled water at any supermarket, restaurant or Total gas stations.


Art has long played an important role in Liberian culture, and the country’s various ethnic groups are renowned for their ornate wood carvings, particularly wooden masks, which are said to connect life with ancestral spirits and ancient deities. Like art, religion is also woven into the fabric of Liberian life; casual ceremonies with sacred catfish force, even, while churches and mosques are full.

Liberia’s tropical climate, with a long dry season from September to June and rains peaking in August, still decides everything from transportation to work schedules. During monsoon roads turn into rivers and, at times, the country feels very much at the mercy of nature.

However, Liberia is very much the master of its own destiny and its emergence, as a credible tourist destination will largely depend on whether peace prevails and whether there is significant investment in the country’s creaking infrastructure.

Liberia: Culture, Tradition and Tourism. Calitur.

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Surfers and beach enthusiasts can feel at home in the country’s capital, Monrovia, home to the thriving Waterside Market, where travelers can find handmade goods.

For those interested in Liberia’s history and culture, the National Museum includes permanent exhibits of art and photography, as well as symbolic objects representing the country’s different tribal cultures.

Yes, some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Liberia. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and influenza.

In most Liberian cities, medical care is comparable to that of countries such as Mexico. Hospitals are located in Monrovia. However, people staying in rural areas may have to travel at least a day to see the nearest doctor.

We entered an ABANDONED AFRICA Hotel. Liberian

Ex-combatants, armed with machetes, roam the streets of Monrovia’s poorest neighborhoods (Redlight). Ex-combatants can also be found in the Palm Grove Cemetery on Center Street. Don’t try to go there alone.

Because rapes are on the rise, be careful walking alone in previously unknown or isolated places. Women will be treated with respect by men in general. They may tell you how beautiful you are, that they “love” you or even ask you to marry them (for status and not money), but they will never grab your hand or act inappropriately.

Malaria, typhoid and worms are extremely prevalent. Liberia is a hotspot for infectious diseases in general, so disinfectants and gels are recommended (especially since handshakes are the norm).

On most street corners, you can buy bottled water in a bag. It is meant to be filtered and safe, however, this cannot be confirmed. To be safe, drink only bottled water. Bottled water is available in every store, restaurant or gas station Total.

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