What do expats in Abidjan appreciate most about the local culture?
We asked expats and digital nomads what they appreciate the most about the local culture in Abidjan. They wrote...
"Expats in Abidjan appreciate the city's vibrant culture, which is a mix of traditional African and modern French influences. They also enjoy the city's friendly people, who are known for their hospitality and welcoming attitude. The city's diverse cuisine is another highlight, with a variety of dishes from all over the world. Expats also appreciate the city's vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore. Finally, Abidjan's stunning natural beauty, with its lush rainforests and stunning beaches, is a major draw for expats," explained one expat living in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
"The people in general are actually quite friendly - but many will see foreigners as only a way to make cash and will take advantage of you. But if you are lucky enough to find some that are genuinely kind, they will do anything for you and will treat you like family," said another expat in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
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What do expats in Abidjan appreciate most about the local culture?If you live in Abidjan, newcomers to Abidjan would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.