Category: Overland

Changing money in Calabar 0

Across Nigeria. Day Four.

(My Nigeria crossing starts with the story Into Nigeria. You should begin reading there) I sleep like a dead person, even with the constant rumble of the magical “sound proof” generator that of course...

In the hotel parking lot, Calabar (photo taken by military guy) 12

Across Nigeria. Day Three.

(My Nigeria crossing starts with the story Into Nigeria. You should begin reading there) Again we are up and moving early, and again the pace on the highway is frenetic. Days are blurring together,...

More friendly people at the gas station

Across Nigeria. Day Two.

(My Nigeria crossing starts with the story Into Nigeria. You should begin reading there) I sleep in fits and spurts, half of me happy for the air conditioning, the other half hating the world’s...

Attempting to find the expressway 4

Across Nigeria. Day One.

(My Nigeria crossing starts with the story Into Nigeria. You should begin reading there) Soon after leaving Customs and Immigration we are waved down by a group of men on the side of the...

In Nigeria 9

Into Nigeria

Nigeria gets all kinds of bad press. It has by far the largest population of any country in Africa – population estimates are as high as 180 million – and a booming economy and...

ouidah-building 0

Benin Voodoo in Ouidah and Abomey

Benin is famous for it’s voodoo culture, something I have been looking forward to checking out for a while now. I start out in the town of Ouidah, where an annual voodoo festival is...

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