Nigeria-to Abuja quest for Angolan Visas May 26-June 3

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June 3rd 2009
Published: June 3rd 2009
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en route to Abuja
We entered Nigeria at Chikanda(where?) This godforsaken tiny outpost does not see many travellers and we were about to see why. This was the beginning of 3 days of the worst roads I have seen. 3 days of bouncing frayed nerves and giant thunderstorms. The road was so busy that one night we camped on it-no traffic all night except a couple of cows coming to drink from the giant potholes (I mean swimming pools). On Thursday 28 May we arrived in Abuja. We headed straight for the Sheraton Hotel where , like those who went before camped in their grounds. Imagine 25 some dirty overlanders camping and cooking at the Sheraton-all using free internet sitting around using the pool and the hot showers all for free-- that was us. Abuja is a big city new buildings and quite unlike Nigeria-beautiful Mosque and Cathedral within 200 metres of each other.We have been stuck while we wait and hope for the elusive Angolan visas. ather than go stir crazy ,Annie and I headed for Jos for a few days to visit our friend Joshua Sule ,a Doctor we met at the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool last year. We had a
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A typical truck scene
fantastic time-treated to Nigerian food and hospitality and seeing the hospital in great detail. Back in Abuja we wait!

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