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... died in the Biafra conflict - effectively a civil war - in the late 1960s). Between Independence (1960) and 1985 there were also 6 coups. Luckily for us, English is spoken widely, and we are no longer using West African CFAs, but the Naira. We hit a car that tried to cut us up, but all the locals who witnessed it blamed the other diver, so we just drove off & left them to it. Bushcamped close to a road with constant truck ...
Filling the jerry cans up from Okonfo's well as a long and arduous process but we were out of water so off I went!
Okonfo's daughter helped me and made it more straightforward.
As I carried the cans back to the truck, people walked by in their Sunday bests. What a contrast and I felt ever so slightly under dressed. Never mind. T.I.A.
Before breakfast, I took a lovely refreshing wash in the nearby stream ...
The sky was so clear last night. You could see the constellations so clearly. Oh and a few shooting stars too, Lovely!
By the time we were eating breakfast, a crowd of about ten adults and twenty children had come to greet us. Who says *****ians are not friendly?! Naturally, they are curious and present nothing but courtesy when we speak to them.
We headed off early towards Oshogbo. Again, passing through ...
... we passed thousands of fuel tankers. A clue to *****ia's economic prosperity? The limp tree is in fact called the Neem tree (random fact).
Mid afternoon, we drove through Ibadan (population 1.4 million). People were so friendly there. And on we went into rural *****ia north east of Ibadan along the was to Oshogbo but I am not sure how far. We free camped by the side of the road outside the village of Mosunmaje.
... is my passport – when I left I had only used a couple of pages up, but the crazy number of stamps, visas and stickers that have been stuffed into its reluctant pages has been pretty mind boggling. The last few weeks especially, Togo and Benin, such neat little countries, have commandeered five whole pages. I have one empty page left, which means only one more country will let me in after *****ia!
We spent a long time deciding on the best ...