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Published: September 16th 2010
Project in Nigeria
13th of September 2010 my bag is prepared and I am ready to fly to Nigeria.
This is a reclamation project one of 3 phases. The project is close to the branch office and that is also where we operate from. Working in a branch office has big advances because the people are already known with the region and facilities are well organized.
In the evening, when it was already dark we landed. But my first impression of Nigeria was busy and disorganized in front of the airport. There are too many cars for the bad roads so for transport a long time has to be calculated. When arriving in the apartment there was some good spaghetti and I meet my college again. Together we will guide this project and prepare all arrangements.
On Wednesday we had a good bye dinner because one colleague went on leave. For this we went on dinner in a Brazilian restaurant with very good meet and Caparinha.
The food is good and until now I have seen no reason to feel unsafe at all.
lacked time our enjoyed 😊 my stay to much. So now
an update about my time here and how I will miss the people smiling always (a good example for most of us Dutchies 😊))) Last month there came a huge crane barge with a 800 tons crane in the port, soon the nature adapted to this, when the cook finishes his meal more than 20 birds of prey (I think in Dutch, Rode Wouw) circling the air and performing the most amazing air show I have ever seen.
In the weeks I meet more and more expats living around and on a Sunday morning I had a nice run with a group of them, one Danish man and his Malaysian wife and their son, a south African man and his daughter and me, their condition was better than mine but it was very interesting to meet them. Running in Lagos is a complete new adventure with the armed guards around and plenty of locals that call you "White man" in NL this would be seen as racism but here its a positive manner to say "hello friend" some times I stopped running and meet with them, they played a game in an old wooden box with iron nails and
two balls but I could not figure out who won except on their faces).
Now my last three days before I go to Iceland, I feel that all the negative information that is spread about Nigeria is not the whole story....its worth to find out if your interested in cultures and my job made it possible for me, I love it!!!!
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