Category: Featured

Travel Destination: Sapele

“Mr Salami is a farmer, he lives in Sapele.” The sentence above from the primary school “reader” by Macmillan (I think) is probably how many Nigerians my age first heard about Sapele. For me growing up, it was where grandpa and grandma lived. Situated in Delta State, Sapele...

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Travel Destination: Kwa Falls

Kwa waterfall is in Akampka. The problem with the previous statement is that the Akampka most people know is on the Calabar – Ikom Road. You can’t get to the fall using that road – very annoying if you’ve been trying to find this place for months like me. It’s like...

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Travel Destination: Koko – Floating Market

I had read about the floating market in Ogheye, somewhere around Koko and was very eager to see it for myself. I was shocked that I didn’t even know it existed. I probably did a bad job of explaining which market it was I wanted to visit though because I ended up in the market in Koko and...

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Boat Regatta, Opobo

One of my new year’s resolution is new places, new sights, new sounds. So hopefully this will be the last post showing somewhere I’ve already visited. This was my second trip to Opobo. My previous visit was also to watch the boat regatta held on the 31st of December. Both times...

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Travel Destination: Tarkwa Bay

Getting to Tarkwa Bay requires a 10 to 15 minutes boat ride from Victoria Island. Most descriptions on how to get to Tarkwa Bay just say get a boat ride from one of the jetties along the marina. Very helpful it is not. Tarzan: This was the first boat service we checked out. The weather...

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Travel Destination: Abraka

I am always looking for new and unique places to visit closer to home in Port Harcourt. The Ethiope River passes through Abraka and in Abraka it is about 30 minutes (by road) from its source in Umuaja. This also means that the river at this point is fairly free from pollution and the water is so...

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Travel Destination: Obudu II

I went to Obudu again hoping to finally make use of the cable car and get my shot of its amazing hairpins. Sadly, this did not happen. The cable car wasn’t working… again. I got 3 different stories from the staff of the resort on why the cable cars were out of service. I was so pissed that I...

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Travel Destination: Ikuru Town

I had been told about some beautiful beaches in Andoni in Rivers State, and I thought it was a travesty that I didn’t even know that they existed. There was even a small resort at one end of the beach at some point in the past that I had never heard of. Now how do I sugarcoat the story of my...

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Omagwa: Ite Festival

I was in Omagwa on Saturday for the wrestling event hosted by the Imogu community. It turned out to be the best wrestling event I have ever been to (the photos I ended up with are another matter though). I totally enjoyed it. I’ve never seen so many backs end up on the ground as much as I...

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