Novotel Port Harcourt
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Travel Blogs from Port Harcourt
... 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, ...
With a lot of km's to cover and only a few more days to get to the other side of the country, we got going about an hour before first light. I must admit that first hour was quite nerve racking as we hit the "checkpoints", Was it the Police or was it bandits making out before daylight. Drew slowed the truck down as we approached the barriers, leaving Mabel just primed enough to make a run for it if required. Hooray..just the cops and they were a bit sleepy on it and ...
... br> The last night at Owerri was colourfull. After the examination paper, We have local Palm wine (for those who Drinks) and pepper soup - a light but very spicy *****ia soup. There are lots of asorted drinks also for those of us that do not take alcohol.
The night was full of Speeches and accolades. Dance and exchange of contact information. we retire to bed late for our early morning bus to Lagos.
... exploring the streets.
I then took the rather long walk home which had me very worn out by the time I reached the market by the hotel. Plantain and sauce for lunch in the same place as yesterday.
Later in the afternoon, I wandered down to the nearby animal sanctuary where I spent a wonderful hour with a family of drill monkeys and three chimpanzees. I came back, rested, supper then bed!
We will meet in a central park for picnics and lounging from 11am (TBC: Probably Hyde Park; near Marble Arch, or Regents Park; near Great Portland Street; depending on pubs nearby.)
Please bring food, drinks, etc. We are suffering from milk based products, potatoes and chocolate deficiencies. Please no yam, cassava, tripe, goat foot or cow skin.
People can come and go as fits there schedule and we can stay put to see all your lovely faces again.
We will ...