See our favorite photos from Anthony Bourdain's trip to Liberia.
Anthony Bourdain helps pull in the fish net from the ocean.
A stroll through downtown Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
A beautiful shot of Monrovia Bay.
A view of a local village in Monrovia from the new bridge over the Mesurado River.
Tony and Alfred, his surfing instructor, take to the waves.
Tree signage on the beach, a common sighting.
Tony and his crew discuss Liberia's troubled past and the country's hopes for the future with a man at the Ducor Hotel in Monrovia, the capital of the West African nation. Settled by freed American slaves, Liberia became a republic in 1847. Democratic elections in 2005 ended more than two decades of authoritarian rule and civil war. Security in Liberia is still fragile as the country rebuilds its social and economic structures.
A traditional Liberian meal -- fufu, rice, bennyseed, mashed okra and palava sauce.
A message from the Ministry of Finance, Liberia.