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Old 11-14-2012, 07:27 AM   #254
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Originally Posted by O-livier View Post
Still amazed you did this trip solo... Just the Liberian border is notorious for bandits of all kinds. road blocks/ armed guys popping out of the forest and here is a nice occasion to kidnap a white guy for a ransom. Lived 12 years in Ivory Coast and definitely have fond memories but that region you rode through is (really) "hot" (Tabou, San Pedro, Man, etc.).

Thanks for sharing your story, very inspiring trip!
Well, the situation has changed, and I hope it's going the right direction. So far I've heard of a few clashes between rival groups, but nothing involving white people. I didn't feel it was too dangerous to travel to when I was there. I haven't seen any tourist, though I've met some NGO volunteers and those guys usually pull out as soon as things get a little dodgy.
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