Category: Featured

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...

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Travel Destination: Limbe

You know that thing when Nigerian artisans tell you “yes I can do it” to any question you ask them? Me: can you make this my Datsun look and drive like a Porsche? Nigerian artisan: of course na, na small thing; just pay first. I was in Douala and decided to go back to Limbe and get a closer look...

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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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