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pointing their guns at us and calling for us to come out with our
hands up. Mike did so carrying the passports and explained we were
tourists, at which the youngest one said “Oh you are terrorists”.
Luckily the senior officers corrected him. It all turned out quite
friendly and they said they would guard us for the night, but it was
still a bit of tummy churner. One thing during the day that I thought
was funny was a ...
Yay hey hey it’s Australia Day! So there are only 3 true Aussies on this trip and 1 Brit with a passport (sorry Marie Bree J ) but we figured any excuse for a party. Nancy and Chris had to go lodge our Angola visas so they said they would pick some meat up for anyone who was happy to put money in for a BBQ. Hell yeah – some proper meat!
So I finally had a shower and it was a bit disgusting – I needed to wash twice hair included ...
Before I leave the subject of *****ians, one did provide me with a most delicious snippet of conversation which I must share with you. Finding himself in the midst of an argument over how best to pack luggage into the back of our tro-tro, a well-spoken young man pleaded with his animated countrymen with the words:
"Praise the Lord, *****ians, Praise the Lord, my fellow *****ians. Calm down, calm down."
Brilliant. Now, replace the word ...
... prayers. Ustaz Musa Mohammed is the chief imam
The mosque is located in the capital city, Abuja, and is situated on Independence Avenue, across from the National Christian Centre. It includes a library and a conference room
... required and a box had been signed slightly outside the line. I guess they were looking for an excuse for a fine. Several hours later we left with no fines being paid.
The trip to the capital of Abuja took 2 days an rough dirt roads. Every person along the way was very friendly, at this point *****ia does not fit the stereotype....
For some reason we were staying at the carpark of the Sheraton Hotel. I decided to splash out for the night and get a room for a couple ...