Liberia is a not a big country in terms of population, and its capital Monrovia is a small, sleepy place. It can get a bit suffocating on the weekends as there is not much to do and not many places to go. As a little escape from the urban ennui, my husband and I took a short taxi ride just to the outskirts of the city to spend the weekend at the Ocean House, a new bed and breakfast that just opened.
Actually, it could be Liberia’s first bed and breakfast. There are plenty of commercial hotels and grimy guest houses, but this is the first place I have seen with character. It is tastefully decorated, well managed by an Liberian-American family, and delightfully serene.
For once, there are no televisions, and no bad music blasting on a bad sound system – only the birds chirping and the waves crashing in the distance. And, did I mention that they have hammocks and serve banana nut pancakes for breakfast? Thumbs up.