Happy New Year, Steemians! Greetings from Côte d’Ivoire.
Starting the year in Hong Kong, ending in Abidjan, I have to say I loved 2018. It’s been a great year, although it could be even better.
Steem price is so shitty now and the whole Steem thing doesn’t seem to have much to look forward to at the moment. I’ve been busy travelling for the past 2 months, kinda missed all the DStors dramas. Except for that, doesn’t seem much going on for this platform.
2019 is just around the corner, new hope?
For myself, I just made some resolutions, although I almost never achieve my new year resolutions, it’s still good to have some.
Stop being stupid and read more books! That’s my resolution for 2019!
I think I’ll buy a kindle, there are so many different models, which one do you recommend to buy?
Market in Man, Côte d’Ivoire.
It wasn’t a special market day or something, just an ordinary day.
Streets are busy like this every day.
Sorry I forgot what she was selling, should have taken a closer picture.
Karité is one of the French words I learnt here in CI. Côte d’Ivoire is famous for its shea butter production. Gonna buy some maybe one of these days.
A typical snack, tastes like oliebol in Belgium and the Nederlands, good since now it’s holiday season, we eat it at Christmas market in Belgium ^^ festive snack then.
There isn’t much snack in WAfrica so even though I didn’t like oliebol much still it’s good as a snack for now haha.
I hope I didn’t burn that foufou!
Here in West Africa, there’re fewer variations for juice than in some other tropical countries.
These are some typical juices you can find here in Côte d’Ivoire: ginger, passion fruit and bissap. Of those, I love bissap juice the most.
Bissap is a sort of Hibiscus that is native to West Africa. Today I finally got to see its plant.
Because normal in the market, you only see the dried bissap (right side of the photo), which is used to make juice.
There are also green bissap, normaly dried green ones are used for sauce and red ones for juice.
I like the unsweetend ones of just slightly sweetened ones, even though it can taste a bit bitter. Normally the ones sold on the market with plastic bags are a bit too sweet for me.
Of course, if made for cocktails, it can be a bit sweeter also!
I’m going to spend my last warm days in West Africa. Happy holidays, everyone!
There are a few deer in Hôtel Mon Afrik in Bouaké, during my stay there, I didn’t do much, mostly just swimming, remaxing and playing with deer. Captured a few moments of them.
They love drinking from the swimming pool.
and sniffing the camera.
Happy holidays everyone!