Friday we collected data in the main business district of Abidjan called the Plateau. This is where the African Development Bank is located along with other banks and offices. We had a great day and gots lots of data. Getting there was interesting of course: my taxi man, David, the guy who is both Christian and Muslim and thinks I need four wives, drove me there. He was "stoked" to see me and he wasted not time getting me to Abidjan. He even bought a permit to drive to Abidjan so we were legit or at least we thought so. On the way, he split two cars as I have never seen before. When I realized he was going to do it I thought there is no way in hell this is going to work but it did thankfully. Shortly thereafter we were pulled over but not for that outrageous move but because the cops didn't want him driving his cab there. They yelled at each other on the side of the road, David smoked, and I waited until he told me to get out. I had to get in another cab and go the rest of the way in the other cab. David called me later and all is good.
We had a great day getting data and I got home late around 7. Chris was staying the night so we had dinner and watched some TV. He showed me his report card he got that day and it was awesome. He is number 1 in his class out of 70 students. Awesome! The next morning we got up and went to the hotel to celebrate with petit-déjeuner. We ended up spending the whole day at the hotel and we went swimming and I surfed too.
John Doces. Je vous écris de la Côte-d'Ivoire en Afrique.