Travel Blogs from Benin City
... be to bad...what we hadn't expected was the main road out to just be closed! It quickly dried up and was 35degress, we've moved 6km in an hour. Again, cant fault the people, rather large bloke in his rather large Mercedes AMG 55 offers us an escort (apparently he knows a short cut out of town) we follow him for no less than 3 hours! No ones going anywhere in the worst traffic on the worst roads! Cold drinks in traffic... A nice man also stuck ...
... remember Okonfo's family.
The journey took us through Ilesa and generally in a south easterly direction. It was mainly flat and rainforest. Just before lunch, we reached Akure and we stopped for lunch just after. We stopped at a petrol station with a naked man lying there. Yes, 100% naked. I wanted to give him something to drink but something stopped me. I thought about that man for a while. Why would ...
... him out of there. I waited and waited and then it occurred to me that he was waiting for her to come in all a long (hee hee). So I realized that those who can't afford 12,000 + for the hotel, simply pay 500 for swimming and utilize the public restroom for their pleasure. That was my last day at the public swimming pool in Agbor.
But, all in all, I can say that my *****ian trip was quite eventful and I definitely walked away with a full *****ian experience.
Humph. I just realised I needed to change the name of this blog. "Selali's Great Adventure"? How pretentious. In my defense it was just the default title.
As it stands we're several weeks into the Xchange and it's going well. After the business of the initial week, what with weddings to attend and local royalty to meet, we settled down to our daily life. My counterparts Yusuf and Bola and I live in a three story compund house in Ojagboro in the heart ...
Head's up guys: I have a dodgy keyboard and 12 minutes to write this. Punctuation, eloquence and grammar beware.
When we last left, I was in Abuja I think. Times have changed. I am now in Ilorin, a bustling, busty city at the meeting point of the main tribes and religions of *****ia.
We arrived after an 8 hour bus journey - Scrabble and sleep, oh how I love thee - and we met our ...
Other places to stay in Benin City
6 Uhenuyi street, Benin City | Hotelfrom $45
23B, Etete Road, G.R.A, Benin City | Hotelfrom $77
1A, Reservation Road, Benin City | Hotelfrom $32
2 Adenomo crescent,off Etete Rd G.R.A., Benin City | Hotelfrom $50
174 Upper Sokponba Road, Benin City | Hotelfrom $25