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Set off this morning at 7.30 still
heading for the Capitol Abuja. There were very long traffic jams and
four stops by the police. One of these was for 40 minutes whilst he
was asking us to give him food or clothes. Shortly after that the
police decided to drive in front of a queue of traffic and make it
all go at 40 KPH instead of the marked 80. We carried on a bit
further but with the ...
... to take part in a major film production and the start of our acting careers. But that is another story.
And after three days in the German Embassy Compound I noticed a towel remained protectively or neglected on a certain pool side lounger. Some German stereotypes are simply to good to pass on.
So thank you Jens for everything you are a gentlemen and a true friend.
Rob Spackman 4th May Calabar, ...
... visa forms - for Congo.
Awaking bleary eyed, and still a little wobbly I was quite impressed with myself for completing the form first time and without mistakes - unlike some of the rest of the group, as Hasty got more and more frustrated (not naming names...).As it turned out we were to be staying in Abuja for at least a week (subsequently discovering that we would actually be here 8 days waiting for the visas to come through), and whilst a relatively pleasant, and small ...
... br> Dear me it's hot. Doesn't help when you're wearing a hoodie and jacket. but it's 5am for goodness sake. We hopped in a van after exchanging stirling for naira and to Abuja we went. Everything is green in *****ia. Billboards, taxis, posters...even the grass. The 15 minute drive to the hotel showed a *****ia of wealth and vibrance, but I shan't be lulled into a false sense of security so easily.
We pulled into "Crystal Palace, the Buckingham Palace of *****ia" and ...
... a bad intentioned brother into a friendly fellow. Some of these hoodlums who could have easily strip me naked of my belongings in a different occasion, ended up giving me money for the journey, getting me a cheaper ticket for my bus to Abuja, feeding me and telling me about their country, their differences, their struggles. 6 hours after my arrival, I was on a night bus to Abuja to go see my embassy and ask them for assistance to sort out visas for the following countries. I ...
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Ladi Kwali Way, Maitama, Abuja | 3 star hotelfrom $301
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Bola Ige Close, Abuja | 4 star hotelfrom $290
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Airport Rd Centre, Area 10, Abuja | Hotelfrom $150
Plot 661 Yauri Close beside FCDA Staff Qtrs Phase II, Abuja | Hotelfrom $43
910 Malabo St, Abuja | Hotelfrom $233
Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja | Hotelfrom $89
N. Okonjo Iweala Way, Abuja | 4 star hotelfrom $123
1 Uke Street, Abuja | 4 star hotelfrom $216