Vhelbherg Imperial Hotel
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, ...
... they really didn’t want a 17 tonne truck filled with tourists wandering the side streets of a major city did they?
One of the more curious sightings that took me a couple of hours to sort out was signage for “Point and Kill” restaurants. It wasn’t till we went past one with more graphic signage that I realized they had live fish and seafood for sale. You point, they kill and cook and you eat. Not nearly as menacing as I first ...
... we we continued our journey from Asaba to Oweri via the Asaba Owerri Expressway. After the road hassles, we arrived New Owerri at about 5.30pm local time. We headed straight to our hotel rooms. I took a cold shower and had some rest before dinner.
The dinner was good. I ate local dish of some small Fufu and lots of vegetable soup.
The next day was so hectic. We did group study, find ...
... 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 ...