Travel Blogs from Porto-Novo
In this situation, you just never know whether the guy is blowing smoke out of his ass or truly telling you the correct information. I tell him I can’t afford to pay N 2,000 for museum visits, and suggest he lower the price to N 1,000 – so we visit both museums for N 500 each. Then the burgundy man asks if I want to visit the Point of No Return. Yes, I do. He says we have to hire a boat to take us over there, plus a fee for him to take us over there as ...
... I can take a bus or van to Mile 2 and then find a shared van to Badagry. The fare would be 1,500 naira ($9.20) in the hotel car to Oshodi. I look at my map and question why it makes sense to take me all the way north when I need to go west. They explain the traffic in west Lagos is terrible because construction is underway to rebuild the expressway to Badagry and add a light-rail line in the median.
Then there is the money problem. My Visa debit card has not worked ...
Some, like Bonthe in Sierra Leone, or St Louis in Senegal, are lived in as beautiful decaying shells. Families spilling from dirty shuttered balconies. As in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, the buildings are a little too perfect but unused like a well painted government financed theme park. Or in Accra or Freetown colonial buildings may remain, but are swamped by dirty concrete modernity and jumbled sprawling growth of ...
... the 6 shots of gin, 3 shots of tequila and 1 jagger-bomb... i knew i was gonna be in trouble). Memories include making out with a girl and epicly failing a "get low" move winding up on my butt... this happened more than once... apparently we had to leave the dance floor because we were imposing too much on the more sober people trying to enjoy themselves... sigh.
But you know every now and then you gotta really have ur head in a toilet for a few hours ...
... so we spent a good hour grinding the hot chilli sauce… good times. I’d
love to be able to cook African food but they have trouble translating
ingredients to English, and they do it all by sense rather than recipes. WHY
DIDN’T MY MUM TEACH ME TO COOK??? (answer… because she cant cook either lol).
But yeah awesome feast.
Speaking now of appliances, NEVER EVER TAKE YOUR WASHING MACHINE FOR GRANTED