Travel Blogs from Abuja
... lorry with no windows and very battered
that had a painting on it that said “God is my witness”.
Got stopped 7 times by checkpoints
today. They stop you and ask for fire extinguishers, warning
triangles and such like and get stroppy when all are produced and
they cannot get any money out of you. As the road is still bad we
parked up next to a military checkpoint for the night.
... water started running a clear colour. Unfortunately it also took most of my tan away – what I had thought was tan was just dirt! Oh well- it is too hard to stay clean on a long series of bush camps as wet wipes just spread the dirt around and don’t really clean you and as soon as you clean your feet you walk around and they get dirty again!
Once I was clean we found some power outlets and started charging stuff up downloading ...
... Britons' (or whatever you'd classify yourself as) and say it to yourself. I challenge you not to smile.
So Abuja. Not naturally the capital of this African powerhouse of a nation. By rights its capital should be Lagos, being as it is one of the world's megacities, the country's economic engine and its cultural hinterland. 15 out of 146 million *****ians (1 in 5 Africans) call Lagos home. As does the world's second most productive (in terms of volume ...
Tuesday – From Jos to Abuja. We began with some shopping in Jos before we needed to check out, first at the Jos Zoo and Museum and then at the Hausa Traders' booths. I purchased some souvenirs and gifts. At the Zoo compound gift shop, we admired many fabric creations--table cloths and clothing. They let us take a picture of one large, beautiful tablecloth with lovely artwork. (picture) When W told the head lady that I was born in *****ia, she squealed that high-pitched half laugh ...
... We would be here for a bout a week to get visas in order and complete some repairs to the truck.
The niteclub in the hotel is beyond belief. The women outnumber the men by about 4 to 1. They are all prostitutes. I walked in and was groped on numerous occasions. I was treated like a piece of meat.... I had to drag some of the other guys into the place to make sure I was not dreaming or something like that. They also got the same attention. In the end I had to have one of the girls ...