Protea Hotel Leadway
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3 borders in a day... As usual we're up by 5:30 and ready to hit the road, we've set a big target (not mileage but border crossings) so we're expecting a challenge! The borders went pretty smoothly actually so unfortunately or fortunately we don't have any horror stories of bribery. While some are incredibly officious, some lethargic, some just plain asleep we've been very lucky with our border officials. Our Benin visa had expired but after some negotiation ...
... that all of their products were 'Made in the USA.' Before my appointment, I wondered if the experience would be like going to the 'Queen of Sheba' salon with my batchmates in Dubai, where hair relaxing, ironing and braiding was the order of the day. However, the hotel appeared to cater to a very international clientel and so my simple wash and conditioning was not out of ...
... via the Third Mainland Bridge. We arrive Obalende Motor Park at 9:54. A full-blown thunderstorm is now underway. It’s raining hard and lighting is illuminating the sky. I pull out my umbrella and Yomi is impressed I thought to bring one. Well, it is the rainy season in West Africa, so of course I did.
Our final challenge is locating a taxi to take us the last few miles back to Three Arms Hotel. There are no taxis in sight. We do spot a pair of rickshaws. Yomi talks to ...
... from, ah, Germany, Beckenbauer, Oliver Kahn“. Auf dem Rueckweg essen wir in einem Restaureant in Abeokuta und obwohl wir eine Stunde vorher Taxis geordert hatten, sind natuerlich keine da. Die Strassen sind menschenleer und kein Transportmittel aufzutreiben. Zwei Geschaeftsleute, die mit ihren Frauen auch im Restaurant waren, transportieren uns dann zum Golfclub ...
Speaking about presidents, it's not every day that you arrive in a country the night after the president has died. Thursday was a national holiday and things in the office on Friday were pretty chilled out (although that doesn't seem to even make a dent on the traffic volumes) Chris Newson, the CEO of Stanbic IBTC was in London till Monday so I got to use his office for most of the day. The Stanbic offices in *****ia are split into ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility