Liberia is just above the equator on the west coast of Africa. He'll be staying in Monrovia, I believe. He doen't know whether he'll have an apartment or rent a house with others. LIberia started off as an American colony where we could send freed African American slaves. This started when Monroe was president and that's why the capital is named Monrovia.
Stephen's got antibiotics, allergy stuff, malaria pills and had to get a shot for yellow fever. It was kind of a trudge to pull all that together, but he did it. He went to an outlet mall today and bought himself some nice shorts, shirts and a few lightweight dinner jackets. He's got to fly up to Washington this weekend to get the apartment rented out.