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kms but there was not enough clearance from the brake to the drum and
so it was rubbing all the time. Mike phoned the garage to fix it. On
their arrival we found that set of pads damaged again so it is back
to the garage for new linings.
Still waiting to have things put right,
they say they need a different size of pad and are trying to buy
them. Mike is not happy spending another night in the ...
... of expats from diplomatic and NGO in Abuja circles. Over wine and pasta we discussed their impressions of *****ia and their roles in the country. Mostly, sadly, they were not fond impressions. No one, it seems, chooses *****ia.
He described to us the difficultly in making *****ian friends in Abuja where the local love of hierarchic manners hindered true closeness. Instead, the diplomatic circles offered us a ...
... even by western standards, and so we had a good evening catching up before heading off for dinner. After which myself and a few others headed out to a nearby local (i.e. cheap beer) bar and then as we headed back bumped in to our fellow travelers in the hotel bar, and there we stayed for the rest (which turned out to be surprisingly long) of the night.
One of the things which immediately stuck me was the number of young single local women frequenting the bar - more and ...
... and how to overcome them with Matt the Program Development Manager. He had been to *****ia on his exchange and had lots of great, practical advice. Plus he was Welsh so his accent was cool. We also gave our presentations and if I do say so myself, my PowerPuff Girls themed talked went down a treat. A fair bit of chat about sugarcane and heterosexual handholding later though, the bus to Heathrow called.
Fastforward to just before takeoff: Rashpal, a five year old in a ...
... could see why driving at night is not wise and something they prefer to avoid, as there we so many people all along the road and then the traffic… wow, is it crazy!! And then having any light to help you see the people along the sides is unlikely and unpredictable (depending on whether the electricity is on or not and whether the road even has street lights). They introduced us to what the "rules of the road" are in ...