Author: Enefaa

Calabar Carnival 2017

So I made it to Calabar for the third time for the end of the year Christmas carnival. I was hoping to get a road trip vibe going and also be more mobile during my time there, so we drove down. The lingering petrol scarcity was at the back of my mind though. Most things in Nigeria aren’t straightforward but the show must go on. Thank God I didn’t have to leave my car in Calabar. Looking at the carnival, I think most people would say the organisation of this carnival was terrible (the sky was turning black and...

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Obscure Spots: National Museum Port Harcourt

First of, the state museum is better. Not that it takes a lot for it to be better. Now wait, wait, wait. This doesn’t exactly mean there’s no reason to visit. The curators try. They sound like they love their job. There isn’t much to see though, despite their best efforts. Okay, enough with the negatives. The building is old and from Port Harcourt’s colonial past. It has had some terrible modifications though, so it has lost its original form. If you’re new to Port Harcourt and looking for where to kill time, this place is ideal. It’s in...

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Travel Destination: Folu

So let’s say you are a photographer who doesn’t have N50,000 to take your DSLR into La Campagne; doesn’t have the N5,000 entrance fee and won’t mind a little ‘sme sme’ at the beach, but you want the same shoreline as the La Campagne Resort, well, you have come to the right place. Just after La Campagne Tropicana is a fishing port in an area called Folu. The beach here isn’t as clean as the La Campagne side (I mean it’s a fishing port which also means the likelihood of people defecating on the beach) but it has canoes....

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Nike Art Gallery

This place should be the Mecca of every art enthusiast in Nigeria. I could have spent the whole day here. Just floor after floor of amazing art. If there’s any other place like this in Nigeria, I would love to know. Hit me up with the info please, and thank you in advance. As with La Campagne Tropicana, I wasn’t allowed to take photos with my DSLR, so I had to make do with an old iPhone; hopefully the photos are not that bad. I know this is getting ridiculous now. Great photos are supposed to be one of...

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Travel Destination: La Campagne Tropicana Resort

I had heard great and some not so great things about this place before visiting, but I somehow chose to forget the not so great things; and yea, forgetting came back to bite me. Amarachi (of Travel with a Pen) had told me in the past that DSLR “professional” cameras were not allowed. After making a card payment of N5,000 per person, we found out at the entrance that cameras were not allowed. We were definitely ready to go back home, but since we’d made card payments, getting our money back wasn’t going to be easy. The cost to...

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