Liberia

Anthony Bourdain travels back to Africa to visit Liberia, the first independent nation in Africa settled by freed American slaves in 1847. Tony explores the local culture and samples the nation's traditional cuisine.

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Anthony Bourdain helps pull in the fish net from the ocean. 960 1280

  

A stroll through downtown Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. 960 1280

  

A beautiful shot of Monrovia Bay. 960 1280

  

A view of a local village in Monrovia from the new bridge over the Mesurado River. 960 1280

  

Tony and Alfred, his surfing instructor, take to the waves. 960 1280

  

Tree signage on the beach, a common sighting. 960 1280

  

Liberia

Liberia

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. 960 1280

  

A traditional Liberian meal -- fufu, rice, bennyseed, mashed okra and palava sauce. 960 1280

  

A message from the Ministry of Finance, Liberia. 960 1280

  

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"Shooting in the street in Monrovia." ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"Ridian and Mr. Bob, our amazing, resourceful and entertaining security 'consultants.'" ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"Surfing after a 48-hour marathon of vomiting? No. Not really." ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"Monkey forequarter, air dried and beset with flies. The best looking piece of meat at the market." ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"The Devil in Nimba." ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280