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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

The Okada, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

The Okada

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... nbsp; The same distance trip in Sydney or Melbourne would run you about twenty bucks.  Okada are legal on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.  However, due to an increase in accidents in the last few years there has been a crack down on their number ...

Canteen lunch, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Canteen lunch

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... I’m going to ask the chef to teach me how to make the Veg dish.  I learned after lunch that it is called Efo Riro (ee-foo ree-roo) and is a speciality of the western region of Nigeria (where Lagos sits). Watch this space for another ...

Lost in Translation, Oshosun, Nigeria travel blog

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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English is the official language of Nigeria, although there are three other recognised (Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba) languages. There is also Pigeon.  This is the unofficial and most widely spoken dialect.  It is also the most confusing.  It ...

Foot in Mouth, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Foot in Mouth

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... . After she had finished eating I asked her about the dish.  She told me it was a local delicacy form the Northern regions of Nigeria.  I asked if it was spicy, her reply was that it was not. She suggested I order it the next day.  I said I ...

Further update - sorry it's been a while, Lagos, Nigeria travel blog

Further update - sorry it's been a while

A travel blog entry by martinglancy

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Well I was gently reminded on Friday that I've not updated this in a while, but it's been a bit busy with me now into my last week and fly home on Friday. The Service Desk is making big steps in improvement.  Infact Simon Lant said 'Is it like ...

Market City, Ebute-Metta, Nigeria travel blog

Market City

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... having slept like a cat, I was still walking around in a fog of jetlag. The Icoyi Club is the most exclusive club in Nigeria.  It has tennis and squash courts, cafes and two swimming pools.  When we got there, our host proudly showed us ...

Postage Deficiency, Falomo, Nigeria travel blog

Postage Deficiency

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... none of those cards are gonna be posted.’ We both laughed about it and chalked it up to yet another experience in Nigeria. ______________________ Last week I was speaking with my sister in the UK.  She received a card.  It had a N50 stamp ...

The next day, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

The next day

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

... up this morning in what has become my bed, a large hard bed in the Stanbic Guest House, half way down Cooper Road in Ikoyi, Nigeria. I got up at 0730, dressed, had breakfast and then went to the office. I was supposed to be driving towards Oxford. I had ...

Noise, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Noise

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... These sounds come at you in intervals, leaving a moment of time between them to let your brain process them. I have discovered in Lagos, that the sounds around you don’t want to give you processing time.  It wants to bombard you with sounds ...

Border Patrol - Part One, Lagos, Nigeria travel blog

Border Patrol - Part One

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

... smokey finger marks and greasy patches.  The whole place needed a jolly good clean.  If this was the first impression Nigeria was sending it's visitors, I wasn't feeling the love. I walked down the stairs into the baggage claim hall.  The ...

Border Patrol - Part two, Lagos, Nigeria travel blog

Border Patrol - Part two

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... him clothes, meds with a doctor's note, shoes...' he cut me off mid sentence. 'Any beef?' 'Err, no.' 'Carry on then, welcome to Nigeria.' On the other side of customs a man dress in slacks and a white polo shirt walked up to me and asked 'Stanbic?' The ...

What a interesting night, Lagos, Nigeria travel blog

What a interesting night

A travel blog entry by martinglancy

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Sorry i've not wrote anything for a couple of days u've been busy! Well today I was in the office for 8.30 and got dual monitors running for all the SD Staff they are delighted with that and it already has made a difference. I also gave them manual call ...

A walk in the jungle, Lekki, Nigeria travel blog

A walk in the jungle

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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On the last Saturday of every month all Lagosians are required to clean up Lagos. They are not allowed to leave their homes or drive for unnecessary reasons and everything is shut until after 10am.  They tidy up the verges, the roads and even clean ...

Coming up for air, Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Coming up for air

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

... and orange boogies.  Just one day out of 365, not a bad average when you think about it. The day after I arrived in Lagos the air felt thick.  The humid diesel laden air pressed into my skin making the hairs prickle and all my pores open to let ...

Dreamz..., Ikoyi, Nigeria travel blog

Dreamz...

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

As part of international travel that includes time spent on the West Coast and Central Africa, you will be required to take anti-malarial. There are several on the market but the most common to use are Doxycycline and Malarone. With Malarone being ...

Smoked Fish and Children, Makoko, Nigeria travel blog

Smoked Fish and Children

A travel blog entry by jodiesorrell

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... up to eight people.  Most of the time the boat speeds out to the beach house that sits on the sand bar between Lagos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.  Henry, the boat’s driver is very proficient at negotiating his way through the ...

Busy couple of days but chill today, Lagos, Nigeria travel blog

Busy couple of days but chill today

A travel blog entry by martinglancy

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Hope your all well Todays a scorcher - keen sitting at the pool and had my lunch needed to come back into the hotel as sooooo hot Check the lizard and ...

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