World cup is here! World cup fever is real and exciting. I went to the market to get my $2 manicure and $2 pedicure in the colors of the Ivorian team - Les Elephants. Such excitement. One of my Abidjan friends took me. She bought some live crabs at the market and I thought that was bravery - walking around with a a plastic bag of live crabs. The crabs thought that was bravery too and as punishment for that they poked her when we were in the cab. Such things only happen in Abidjan.
Opening ceremony of World Cup! I was freaking excited - googled where to go (now that I had decided to rid myself of all expensive and diva-esque company while I was in Abidjan.) I was going to watch it alone! I found myself at a sports bar called Stade de France. I liked the vibe as soon as I got in. The owner bought everyone a round of beers - when I got in there were around 10 people there. A few beers later I ended up winning a t-shirt for drinking a certain type of beer. The night ended with me taking shots with some friendly girls from Mali and Senegal. I slept smiling that night.