Weekend getaways: Grand Bassam
I've got lots of great news: I figured out a way to get my pictures uploaded (despite having lost my cable) and it's Friday!!! I can't wait for the weekend to be here! As promised, I am sharing last weekend's pictures when we went to Bassan and had an amazing time.
Grand Bassam, or Bassam as most people here seem to call it, is a beach town located about an hour outside of Abidjan. Bassam has some lovely colonial architecture, which was built by the French who had made the city their first colonial capital.
I rode out for the afternoon with a couple of friends and had a blast.
Bassam is a popular weekend spot for many expats.
The food was really good!
Vendors flock to the areas popular with expats to peddle their goods. A rope barrier is designed to keep them from crowding the people trying to enjoy the beach.
The resort has a pool, which is really practical for people with children. The waters can be choppy and dangerous, so many kids swam in the pool, instead of in the sea.