Final day in Abidjan

Before setting off for the airport to fly to Monrovia (Liberia), we hired a car and driver for CFA 35,000 plus petrol cost of CFA 15,000. Hotel Ivoire was an unexpectedly interesting place with lots of modernist African art and sculpture, albeit with an air of faded glory. Empty swimming pools, deserted corridors and damp carpet.

UN soldiers - actually French - seen in a number of places, especially near the airport where they have a big camp.