Travel Blogs from Abuja
... br> All change today, the manager arrived
and advised us that all would be sorted tomorrow, ( though I doubt
it). He then asked us to a barbecue at what we thought was a 4 wheel
drive event. We agreed but said we were not ready yet and so he said
he would send his driver for us. The food was good at the barbecue,
we had to pay but expected that. We found out it was more a club
event for the 4 wheel club so there was not much to see. ...
... but all in all we were very well behaved- I think a bit cautious after Kendra’s fit in the heat.
Some decided to go back to the bar round 10pm, but I called it a night and went to bed. Thankfully I did as the boys ended up pole dancing – Hoff split his jeans, Luke got asked by the manager to take his top off to encourage the ladies in and the place was full of hookers latching on to the business men! Never a dull moment here!
... airlines being sketchy, and they gave me food! I got to Abuja at 10am and a driver from WaterAid met me in a WaterAid/UNICEF pickup truck, which added to me feeling like a fancy visitor. The WaterAid offices were in Abuja's central business district, which was really pretty and clean, especially after just coming from Lagos. I decided that Lagos is to Abuja what NYC is to DC…it's dirtier but also more interesting. Oh, and ...
... most beautiful and amazing restaurant we have seen in *****ia. It was indoors ("real" indoors, with lights, air conditioning and nice music) as well as outdoor patio seating, with water features -- even inside, next to our table -- and white table cloths with full dinner settings and well-dressed waiters! This was very nice!!! Such a treat. I believe it was also owned and run by Lebanese. The food was mostly Indian-like choices, and very good. Brent had interesting stories to tell, too.
... in one particular village ran after the truck till we got to the next one before turning back. We bush camped on the road and Chris had to repair the front wheel before it got dark. This was the best driving day of the trip thus far.
Dist. cov. = 172 km
27th - Still 500km or so from Abuja, and we're still not on any good roads. I really enjoyed today's drive over the very bumpy roads. We did eventually hit tar sealed roads and could manage ...