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Careful: Don’t be Ivory Toast

….on the Ivory coast. No surprise here. Crocodiles pull in the crowds. But don’t let them pull you in, too, literally, as delicious as you think you look. Everyone loves a show, so please meet Félix Houphouët-Boigny, affectionately called Papa Houphouët or Le Vieux, (1905–1993) was a prominent Ivorian politician and the first President of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). He played a key role in the country’s struggle for independence from French colonial rule. But he also loved crocodiles. And not just stuffed ones. You’ve made it this far in this post, so behold an enigmatic history with a wacky twist. Crocodiles and a slightly nutty world leader.

You can’t go wrong that mix, but you might want a primer about Ivory Coast itself. Officially known as Côte d’Ivoire, it is a diverse and culturally rich country in West Africa that offers a diverse basket of attractions for visitors. Over sixty ethnic groups call it home, each with its own distinct culture, traditions, and languages. Visitors can behold a rich tapestry of cultural diversity, including traditional music, dance, and art.

Even better, Grand-Bassam, a historic town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It served as the French colonial capital from 1893 to 1896 and has well-preserved colonial architecture. Visitors can explore the town’s museums, beaches, and experience its unique atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

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Stay the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire. Sofitel style, comfort and reliability. And what a view! Click here.

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