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Happy Holidays, Parakou, Benin travel blog

Happy Holidays

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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Well, it's that time again. Tinsel, carols, cookies, wrapping paper, and last minute shopping. Does that translate over to Benin? Well, not too much, though I will have to do some last minute Christmas shopping today on my meager budget for my host ...

Saying Goodbye, Parakou, Benin travel blog

Saying Goodbye

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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Well, this is it...the end. It is quite depressing actually, and I have very little time to expound upon it right now. But I figured I have been silent long enough. I better write one last entry from Parakou. My life seems to be full of "one last"s ...

Ganni, Career Day, and More, Parkakou, Benin travel blog

Ganni, Career Day, and More

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... for the procession to begin. The horses came racing in bearing Kings and Princes from throughout Benin (and even some from Nigeria). Just in front of the palace, musicians banged gigantic drums reserved for special occasions; others blew long, thin, ...

Ganni once again, Nikki, Benin travel blog

Ganni once again

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... the old man called them, by refusing to be converted and finally fleeing Saudi Arabia to go to parts of what is now Nigeria and Benin. Gaani is actually the name of the entire month which begins right around Mohomed's birthday, for that is when Mohomed ...

On the road again, South West England, United Kingdom travel blog

On the road again

A travel blog entry by cherry

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It's been years since I've spent time travelling around in a campervan and I'd forgotten how great it could be. The freedom to go wherever you liked, whenever you liked... We spent the whole time away free camping, parking in some wonderful spots, others ...

Home, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Home

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... tourist places visited.  It’s because there are none. 3.       This one isn’t really Nigeria’s fault, but it’s been compounded by being here because it’s hard to get it fixed.  My ...

like a bat out of hell, the flue is gone:), Abuja, Nigeria travel blog

like a bat out of hell, the flue is gone:)

A travel blog entry by oyvindsandve

... my work with the director and a person called Dauda. They are the ones that know most about ethnic conflict and identity change in Nigeria. In addition, as one of the Nigerian reverends said on TV, that if you ask Jesus Christ for something he will grant ...

Dog daze, Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom travel blog

Dog daze

A travel blog entry by icoffey

ALOHA WE'RE JUST NOW AT THE AIRPORT IN HEATHROW...THIS IS THE UGLIEST LEG OF THE JOURNEY AND WE'RE GLAD IT'S NEARLY DONE...FLIGHT ARRIVES IN BUDAPEST LATE TONIGHT...THE CLUB CLASS ON BRITISH AIR WAS A BLAST THOUGH AND WE BOTH GOT GOOD REST AND ...

taxi to airport, M25, United Kingdom travel blog

taxi to airport

A travel blog entry by clayspice

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Off the train, no express bus as in their wisdom they have stopped the service! So are now in taxi on the M25. Have started to practise my haggling all ready and got the taxi to take us for 35 instead of 40.We have decided to see how many different ...

Northern Exposure, Tangy, Scotland, United Kingdom travel blog

Northern Exposure

A travel blog entry by dazbo1975

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My first trip abroad - spending a week in sunny Scotland with Phil, Net, Gilberto & Brow. The highlights for me were getting totally windswept at the Mull of Kintyre and watching a fireworks display where my Dad managed to hit himself on the back ...

Minor drama unfolds in Sydney town, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Minor drama unfolds in Sydney town

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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My housesitter resigned yesterday. It turns out that she had a mild allergy to cats before she took on the position as cat sitter to Puss and Oren, but it has developed into a full blown rash all over her hands and arms.   She knew this over a ...

How appropriate?, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

How appropriate?

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

I had a chicken cheese burger and chips for lunch today (with lemon and herb), from Nando's, a fast food Portuguese Chicken place (with outlets all over the world). My server's name was Chika. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make you ...

The Oldest city in West Africa, Kano, Nigeria travel blog

The Oldest city in West Africa

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... still there awaiting visas and truck repairs. The drive back to Abuja was interesting for all the wrong reasons. Traffic accidents in Nigeria are very common. I was nearly one of them. While driving down the highway at about 110km/h the car in front of ...

A bite to eat, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

A bite to eat

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

I was bitten by a mozzie tonight whilst outside for 15 seconds after dusk. I'll know in 10 - 15 days if I have malaria or not. I'll keep you posted ...

Hopes to be dashed?, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Hopes to be dashed?

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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Today is the start of a week away from Nigeria for me. I fly out of Lagos airport at 2300 on the BA74 and land in London at 0535 tomorrow morning.  By 0830 my little Avis hire car and I should be pulling into a quiet cul-de-sac somewhere near Oxford. ...

Back to boats?, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Back to boats?

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

... fully booked. All the ways across the channel are fully booked for weeks now.  Everyone had the same idea. I will be staying in Nigeria until I can get a flight out.  I will be going to work alone, I shall be dining alone.  At least I ...

The Wedding, Ipaja, Nigeria travel blog

The Wedding

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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Shortly after starting the projects, one of the team members revealed that he was getting married by inviting Todd and I to the service and reception. It was unexpected but rather nice to be invited. Todd hates weddings.  His theory is why should ...

I have done it!, Cornwall, Uk, United Kingdom travel blog

I have done it!

A travel blog entry by sarahosborne

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Day 10.......    Finish line at 3pm. Today feels like it didn't really count.  We are only 35 miles away and waiting for wellwishers to arrive to give us the heros' welcome my legs feel like they deserve. The best breakfast ever ...

Yam Potage, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Yam Potage

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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Preparation and cooking time approximately 90 minutes Ingredients Yam Onion Dried Fish Palm Oil Ugwu (local spinach) Seasoning - 2x Chicken Stock cube                 - 1x Garlic ...

Day 7, Shropshire, Uk, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 7

A travel blog entry by sarahosborne

Day 7 Covered 120 miles. 12 hours in the saddle. 9538 calories Bad start to the day - the pub had a party last night which kept me awake until 2am.  Very tired, very grumpy. Cycled from the Craven Arms, Shropshire to Huntsworth, ...

Efo Riro, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Efo Riro

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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(pronounced Eef-oh Ree-row) Way back when Todd and I first arrived we ate a local delicacy called Edikanikong with Pounded Yam. I was shown how to cook it (sans cow foot) tonight.  Efo means vegetables and Riro mean stirred. Ingredients Local ...

To the Niger Delta and back, safe and nice, Port harcourt, Nigeria travel blog

To the Niger Delta and back, safe and nice

A travel blog entry by oyvindsandve

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... was in PH and screamed that they were going to kidnap me, which was kind of cute You don't need a license in PH (or Nigeria for all I know), really young boys drive bikes and it is a very dangerous occupation. 99 percent of drivers are men, and there ...

Day 6, Lancaster, Uk, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 6

A travel blog entry by sarahosborne

6.30am, not quite full light, leave Slyne, just north of Lancaster on a belly full of bananas and oats cakes.  Too early for breakfast at the B&B. Wind has eased off, slight south westerly just a little drizzle.  Arrive in ...

Croaker Fish with Lemon and Thyme, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Croaker Fish with Lemon and Thyme

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

Ingredients: One whole fish or fillet Quarter of Red Onoin, grated Half teaspoon of Curry Powder Half a stock cube Pinch of thyme Lemon juice Salt Desert spoon of veg oil Garlic and ginger are optional additions Method: If frozen, defrost the fish ...

A funny thing..., Lagos, Nigeria travel blog

A funny thing...

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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...happened at the fabric market today. A woman in Martin Street market stroked my arm and said, 'You are so bright ...

My meeting with gani Adams, Lagos, Nigeria travel blog

My meeting with gani Adams

A travel blog entry by oyvindsandve

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... is the leader of a socio-cultural organisation with around three million members, fighting for more independence for the biggest ethnic group in Nigeria as they feel left out of the power equation. He is a much known person in Nigeria and he is also very ...

DAY ONE - 6 day Hebridean tour of Scotland, Linlithgow,Banackburn,Balquidder,Glencoe,Dorne,Stromferry, United Kingdom travel blog

DAY ONE - 6 day Hebridean tour of Scotland

A travel blog entry by leecej

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Our Scotland tour has probably been the highlight of our trip so far.  We began on a friday and came home the next Wednesday.  We fit so much in between and made some great friends on the way, I'm very happy to have spent the money on the ...

Day 4, Glasgow, Uk, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by sarahosborne

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Glasgow to Carlisle Miles: 107.9 9.16 hours Calories: 9068 What a beautiful day. Such a difference a day makes, gorgeous sunshine, rolling dippers up and down through the Scottish Lowlands, although they are not low. Had pictures taken ...

Nigeria's Story, Abuja, Nigeria travel blog

Nigeria's Story

A travel blog entry by hmax

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... speaking touts/locals, however the northern country areas in which we traveled provided so much more!! Again, a different route in Nigeria was undertaken, which proved a highlight. As soon as we entered the border at Chikanda, the border official welcomed ...

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria travel blog

Lagos

A travel blog entry by arlash

On to Lagos for two long days in the airport getting my non-stop home to Atlanta. There was a problem with my ticket and I missed the first flight and I had to wait 44 hours for the next one.  ...

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