My friend Melenie, who has been here since June, is leaving next week :( Today we went to the market to buy some last minute Liberian paraphernalia. We stopped midway at the Palm Hotel for refreshing chilled soda's. An Irish man approached me who thought I might be a tourist. The friend he was traveling with was writing a chapter of a tourism book on Liberia, but they have yet to meet an actual tourist. I have been here six months and have yet to meet a tourist. 15, 000 UN soldier's constantly patrolling the streets with large guns is sort of a downer on attracting tourists. My guess is it will be a short chapter.