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Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Byikson(m): 9:26pm On Jan 06, 2016
If u have travelled to Abijan before we would like you to share your experience there. Also let us know the tranportation cost. This is to help those who are planning to go there this year
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 6:47am On Jan 12, 2016
Byikson:
If u have travelled to Abijan before we would like you to share your experience there. Also let us know the tranportation cost. This is to help those who are planning to go there this year

The first question is.... Do you have a passport?

The second question is.... So you intend going by air or by the road?

and thirdly.... Is it holiday or business purposes you are here for?

Answer those three questions and you would be helped better.
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Byikson(m): 7:02am On Jan 12, 2016
Ugosample:

The first question is.... Do you have a passport?
The second question is.... So you intend going by air or by the road?
and thirdly.... Is it holiday or business purposes you are here for?
Answer those three questions and you would be helped better.
1. I dont have international passport but I have voters card and student I.D 2. Travelling via road 3. Business trip precisely ogbono biz
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by IshiaguGuy: 5:31pm On Jan 12, 2016
i dey watch... grin grin grin
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 11:56pm On Jan 13, 2016
Okay then. As an Abidjan regular (here ATM), I tell you that you don't need a passport to come. But, you'll pay more (like 22k)

young shall grow comes directly to Abidjan and their park is in mass maza Lagos Just hold your voter's card. As I said before 22k

As for ogbona biz, I don't know much about it, but I have an Ivorian friend whose mother does egusi paste i.e. making egusi paste from egusi we use in Nigeria (they don't call it egusi tho)

I met her at toit rouge and she sells ALL the jars of money egusi paste without wasting much time.

But if you want to try it, I wouldn't discourage you, but be prepared for the worst.

Accomodation: Accomodation is paid 5 months in first payment as opposed to two years in Nigeria.
After that, the rent is paid in or before the 6th of the month and failure to do so attracts a fine.

ask me other questions, I don turn omo onile for here

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Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Nobody: 3:52pm On Jan 14, 2016
@ugosample,please I'd like to know how much someone with passport will pay to come down there.Again,please how is life there,in terms of living standard ,economy,security and again do someone need permit before one can do business there?Or police don't worry foreigners.Again that business of egusi,I think one would be interested in it,so tell us more about it.Finally, how their women be bro? lol
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 7:02pm On Jan 14, 2016
heaven4me:
@ugosample,please I'd like to know how much someone with passport will pay to come down there.Again,please how is life there,in terms of living standard ,economy,security and again do someone need permit before one can do business there?Or police don't worry foreigners.Again that business of egusi,I think one would be interested in it,so tell us more about it.Finally, how their women be bro? lol

Well as I said before, coming to Abidjan from Lagos is #21000 for a fresher like you grin then subsequent trips is 16500 using Young shall grow in Maza Maza

About the life here.... Hmmm, well the light is constant and there is running water and good hospitals, but you go pay for an I. Ivorian people don't like with their money.

Security, well everywhere is lit up at night, even the ghettos, but just like all cities world-wide, there are criminals, and you have to take precautions.

With your ECOWAS passport, you don't need a permit unless you are working in the public sector to do business here (they are not as hostile as the Ghanaians) but even the permit is easy. You are entitled to it as an ECOWAS citizen.

About the police (gendarme) you should have your passport at home and your National ID or voters card on you in case they stop you. They don't trouble west Africans much.

If you cannot speak French, life here would be rough and many Ivorian are not hospitable like We Nigerians are.

As for Egusi paste, I don't know about it, because is my Ivorian friends mom dat does it so I cannot say.

Bonne Chance.

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Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by IshiaguGuy: 7:17pm On Jan 14, 2016
Ugosample:


Well as I said before, coming to Abidjan from Lagos is #21000 for a fresher like you grin then subsequent trips is 16500 using Young shall grow in Maza Maza

About the life here.... Hmmm, well the light is constant and there is running water and good hospitals, but you go pay for an I. Ivorian people don't like with their money.

Security, well everywhere is lit up at night, even the ghettos, but just like all cities world-wide, there are criminals, and you have to take precautions.

With your ECOWAS passport, you don't need a permit unless you are working in the public sector to do business here (they are not as hostile as the Ghanaians) but even the permit is easy. You are entitled to it as an ECOWAS citizen.

About the police (gendarme) you should have your passport at home and your National ID or voters card on you in case they stop you. They don't trouble west Africans much.

If you cannot speak French, life here would be rough and many Ivorian are not hospitable like We Nigerians are.

As for Egusi paste, I don't know about it, because is my Ivorian friends mom dat does it so I cannot say.

Bonne Chance.

@ugosample, please how many hours with bus.. from Lagos to Abidjan..
and is mtn line working there...
and can i withdraw atm there with my card regarding this atm card new rules by cbn
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 10:15pm On Jan 14, 2016
IshiaguGuy:


@ugosample, please how many hours with bus.. from Lagos to Abidjan..
and is mtn line working there...
and can i withdraw atm there with my card regarding this atm card new rules by cbn

Change ALL the money you would need to CFA before coming. The ATM cards are blocked o. No try am I. Many Nigerians I know are stranded as we speak because of the new policy.

Your MTN line would work here but be warned

Outgoing calls N60 per minute

Incoming calls N55 a minute or so.

Text message N25

Better but an orange sim or MTN don at the Ghana/Ivory coast border, no na one chance you dey o


And I forgot...... Lagos to Abidjan is about 28-30 hours for everything so be ready.
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by IshiaguGuy: 11:01pm On Jan 14, 2016
Ugosample:


Change ALL the money you would need to CFA before coming. The ATM cards are blocked o. No try am I. Many Nigerians I know are stranded as we speak because of the new policy.

Your MTN line would work here but be warned

Outgoing calls N60 per minute

Incoming calls N55 a minute or so.

Text message N25

Better but an orange sim or MTN don at the Ghana/Ivory coast border, no na one chance you dey o


And I forgot...... Lagos to Abidjan is about 28-30 hours for everything so be ready.

ah ok... thanks...
but do you know/have idea where i can change Naira to CFA here in lagos?
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 11:04pm On Jan 14, 2016
IshiaguGuy:


ah ok... thanks...
but do you know/have idea where i can change Naira to CFA here in lagos?

Sabo, Yaba market, Festac, Seme border, etc. Basically where you are aboki people.
You can change at the borders at Togo and Ghana too. Your choice
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by IshiaguGuy: 7:29am On Jan 15, 2016
Ugosample:


Sabo, Yaba market, Festac, Seme border, etc. Basically where you are aboki people.
You can change at the borders at Togo and Ghana too. Your choice

ok... thanks
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Nobody: 9:51am On Jan 15, 2016
Thanks @ugosample,still have some questions to ask please.One,can u link me up with that your friend and possibly the mum that does the egusi business?maybe I could be partnership with them by supplying them with egusi from here.Two,how much can one get a self contain Accomodation there?3,How their girls be?Them dey like Nigerian guys?thanks.
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 10:08am On Jan 15, 2016
heaven4me:
Thanks @ugosample,still have some questions to ask please.One,can u link me up with that your friend and possibly the mum that does the egusi business?maybe I could be partnership with them by supplying them with egusi from here.Two,how much can one get a self contain Accomodation there?3,How their girls be?Them dey like Nigerian guys?thanks.

About partnerships with them, please FORGET IT.

These guys are not people you want to do business with, the best thing is to do your thing on your own.
And they have Egusi here too, but they use it for something else too.

As for accommodation,, last month, a self contain in Youpougon is like20-25k monthly and you pay 5 months at first, then monthly subsequently.

As for the girls, the only advice I'll give you is.... Wear your shield, point, and kill grin

But if you no sabi French.... well.....

Good day

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Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Nobody: 10:18am On Jan 15, 2016
@ugosample,does it mean if u no sabi French ,no way for u with the ladies?Anyways I sabi French small,but a beg o that 20k ,25k u mention,na CFA or naira.Then lastly,person fit get teaching jobs for their bilingual school where person fit teach English language?Thanks
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 11:12am On Jan 15, 2016
heaven4me:
@ugosample,does it mean if u no sabi French ,no way for u with the ladies?Anyways I sabi French small,but a beg o that 20k ,25k u mention,na CFA or naira.Then lastly,person fit get teaching jobs for their bilingual school where person fit teach English language?Thanks

25k CFA

There are, but it's hard to find tho

As for ladies... *lips sealed* grin
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Nobody: 11:00am On Jan 16, 2016
@ugosample,Abidjan and lag, where fine pass and where is living standard cheaper, thanks.
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 12:05pm On Jan 16, 2016
heaven4me:
@ugosample,Abidjan and lag, where fine pass and where is living standard cheaper, thanks.


Abidjan is a nice city, though it deteriorated a bit especially during the Civil War and Crisis, but they are coming back up.

About living standards, in many aspects, Abidjan is cheaper than Lagos BUT the pay here is not very good on the average except you are a big time investor or you are loaded, you may not like this city at all.

These people are stingy here too.


@All

Please before relocation plans are made, please consider all factors before moving, as I have seen many stranded both here in Abidjan and other African countries I have been to.

Shine your eyes, and God bless.
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by IshiaguGuy: 2:06pm On Jan 16, 2016
@ugosample, i will be coming to Abidjan on tuesday...
i think my driver's license is okay because i want to follow young shall grow

also can you tell me any cheap hotel there and also name of any naija restaurant.

i will like any cheap hotel that will be very close to the naija restaurant ..

only 3days i want to stay... just to have fun grin grin grin
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 6:36pm On Jan 16, 2016
IshiaguGuy:
@ugosample, i will be coming to Abidjan on tuesday...
i think my driver's license is okay because i want to follow young shall grow

also can you tell me any cheap hotel there and also name of any naija restaurant.

i will like any cheap hotel that will be very close to the naija restaurant ..

only 3days i want to stay... just to have fun grin grin grin


I don't really know any "cheap hotel" you can use. The only ones I know are Novotel in Plateau area and Hotel I is along the road to the airport.

To help yourself, check

www.jovago.com

You'll get help there

Merci beaucoup et gonna chance en votre voyage
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by IshiaguGuy: 7:26pm On Jan 16, 2016
Ugosample:



I don't really know any "cheap hotel" you can use. The only ones I know are Novotel in Plateau area and Hotel I is along the road to the airport.

To help yourself, check

www.jovago.com

You'll get help there

Merci beaucoup et gonna chance en votre voyage


ok... thanks
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Byikson(m): 1:45am On Jan 17, 2016
Ugosample please how much will it cause you to bring a bag of Ogbono (60kg bag) from Abidjan to Nigeria?
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by Ugosample(m): 2:42am On Jan 17, 2016
Byikson:
Ugosample please how much will it cause you to bring a bag of Ogbono (60kg bag) from Abidjan to Nigeria?

I don't have an idea man, sorry about that.

I ain't in that line of business
Re: Abijan Travellers Let Us Reason Together by felixzo1(m): 5:58pm On May 16, 2020
Ugosample:


I don't have an idea man, sorry about that.

I ain't in that line of business
how are you doing. I want to inquire about other cities in ivory coast that are good for business. you mostly speak of abijan only.how is the agriculture sector like especially livestock. is accomodation expensive in other cities too. what is the cost of rent for a shop, what does it take to own a car

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