Friday, June 13, 2008

Bomi Lake

So this past Sunday, we were kind of stir crazy at the house, so we decided to take an impromptu road trip to Bomi Lake. It’s a good 2 hour drive from Monrovia, but Bomi Highway is hands down my favorite drive! Just take Bomi Highway from Monrovia, towards Sierra Leone, and when you get to Tubmanburg, go left at the fork in the road, and then just follow the painted rocks. The drive is beautiful, the lake is beautiful…and there’s a fantastic view from the top of the hill!

The lake itself is actually a source for bottled water, so it kind of seems weird that they let you swim in it, but the water is awesome! It has a beautiful blue color, it’s fresh water and it’s only alittle cooler than bath water. The only downside is that I was looking forward to escaping Liberia for the afternoon, but the part of Liberia that I wanted to escape existed at Bomi Lake. I’m referring to the Liberian man who’s convinced I’m supposed to be his wife, and won’t take no for an answer. I had to pull the ‘that guy over there is my husband’ card, and even that didn’t stop him…he said he would fight for me, haha.

I will say that the UN Pakistan and Nepalese battalions have camps set up there, so Borat and speedos are walking around everywhere! It’s a nice area though…little gazebos and even a diving board! It was a nice afternoon outing, where you could just relax and cool off…until the UN guys started acting creepy and trying to take our pictures. If you drive to the top of the hill, it provides for a great 360-degree view! I highly recommend taking a day trip to Bomi Lake sometime. If anything, you get a great drive and you get to get wet and cool off at your destination.

1 comment:

Mom said...

With all those fine men to choose from, did you leave with one? Ha