Protea Hotel Apo Apartments
Travel Blogs from Abuja
... clothes have a 6 foot long plank of wood with 6 inch
nails driven through and they use these in front and behind your
tyres. Luckily Mike asked at the start who the man was and on hearing
that he was a tax collector he just put his foot down and drove off,
before they could place the sticks, shouting out that as tourists we
did not have to pay tax. There are a few of these men around but we
... bush camps on the way were all very basic. The group of us were all getting pretty tetchy with each other and we have split into 2 groups - neither who like each other that much.
At Abuja we are staying at the Sheraton. Well not in the Sheraton, but on some ground they have way out the back. But we can use the squash court showers and toilets, and eat there ( we pay for eating). Other facilities are off limits though unless we pay ( ...
... Burritos for dinner later that night.
Dinner itself went pleasingly well - with the added bonus of us only having used one pot and with
minimum chopping time (always a bonus in this hot weather) and after a quick shower I just had
time for a few beers before again heading to bed.
The following days followed a similar (increasingly boring) pattern as I ran out of ideas for things to do. Although some of the highlights being Lunch on the Thursday where myself ...
... about. I hadn't spent any naira yet so I wanted to go for it and seeing as it's a dry exchange only soft drinks were on the menu so I asked my Programme Supervisor how much her lemonade was. She's a lovely little pixie of a woman: Glaswegian, but who has spent a year volunteering in Ghana, so we have plenty to talk about. She also has the most interesting Ghanaian/Scottish accent when chatting to the locals. Anyway, apparently it was 400N, which amounts to almost 2 quid. ...
... rest and there is a very key element one should account for: there are about 140 million souls in a soulless society, it's the most populated country in Africa, Lagos alone have some 9 mil (more than the population of London), one is bound to bump into less friendly people to say the least. There were also a lot of nice guys I've spoken to and had the chance to come across. The African spirit is still there, a bit diluted by their very peculiar economical and political reality, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking