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Travel Blogs from Calabar
... WBA game in the bar, but, with 2 minutes of normal time to go we got hit by huge thunderstorm, which found all the leaks in the tents! It also knocked out the electricity supply, so we missed the result. Camped.
12th February Stinking hot & humid. I tried to use the internet, but the connection was so slow I gave up - I had purchased 60 minutes, but after 80 minutes had only used 20 of them! Len, Dan, Ron, Niamh, Zed, ...
... going nowhere. We could see the lights of Calabar in the distance and were all hoping fervently that the road turned in that direction real soon.
Have you ever been in a situation where you know things are rapidly going to **** and you can’t do a damn thing about it? This felt like one of those times. Everyone was dead silent and there was a palpable feeling of discomfort amongst us. As we neared a village with music pounding but seemingly in a ...
... the state library. It was so interesting to see the way a library works in *****ia. It was also interesting to see all the donated books that had come from America to go into the state library. The librarian came with us to the markets as Yoshi was searching in vain as it turned out) for a road map of Africa.
I have never been in so many bookshops in my life! As we ambled around the markets, my energy levels ...
... the market square where the minivan dropped us all off.
I really enjoyed wandering around the market. Firstly, I found myself a huge map of Africa. It may be crumpled but I love it. I then wandered around looking for food. I bought some nuts which fell out of their bag. A man came to my rescue giving me another bag asking nothing for it. I spent a while in Calabar just enjoying talking to ...
... I will attempt to get to revisit the Benin room at the British Museum with the stuff my character looted in 1897. Sunday will be busy no doubt as Evil needs a visit too.
It will be great if people can make Saturday, looking forward so much.
And finally we will leave for Portsmouth on bicycle after a week for our next adventure of cycling about France, eating cheese and speaking Frog. Nous vous invitons en France!
Love Rob and Sarah xxx
Abuja Airport, ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet