Cote d’Ivoire: Grand-Bassam

Cote d’Ivoire: Grand-Bassam

Grand-Bassam is a UNESCO World Heritage city and the previous colonial capital of Cote d’Ivoire. It’s a popular beach resort, and I headed there for an excursion right prior to leaving the nation. It ended up that my timing could not have actually been much better.

That’s since we pulled into the historical town center at the minute that an occasion was starting in front of the Museum of Outfit. And this occasion– a spectacular style program and dance efficiency– was the emphasize of my journey.

Initially, kids in standard clothes from various areas of the nation strutted the catwalk. Then the grownups took their turn. The attire were amazing.

However what truly blew me away was the dancing.

Bear in mind that it was a 90+ degree day with high humidity. The reality that the dancers might carry out so energetically in those conditions– particularly when among them was covered in a human-sized pillow– was additional excellent.

After the efficiency I took a look at the museum, which was committed to the gown used by Cote d’Ivoirians throughout the ages, both for daily wear and ritualistic functions.

We walked the extremely earliest part of town (my associate’s nephew revealed me around), saw a lot of colonial-era structures, a still-operational royal palace, and an artists’ cumulative. Rather a fascinating couple of blocks.

Then we had lunch on the beach, and after that we went back to Abidjan. I flew back to Dakar the next day and headed to Saint-Louis for work the day after that.

I’m so happy I got the opportunity to take a look at Grand-Bassam throughout my journey to Cote d’Ivoire. It is a lively town filled with hospitality, culture, and appeal.

So is Saint-Louis. That’s up next …