It took hours of loud arguments to figure out how our bike would be transported: the boys wanted to put it in a station wagon, but finally we convinced a minibus driver to take out a few seats and wedge the bike in. For nearly $300 I'm sure he wasn't too put out.
NIGERIA FOR 37 DAYS: PROS AND CONS OF A BREAKDOWN February 17th 2008 Nigeria, Nigeria. This has been the hardest blog entry to write. I don't want to sound like an Africa snob, raving on about how friendly a country that most people hate is, but I think the enforced extension of our stay in Nigeria allowed us to see a different side of the country. Most people travelling through West Africa try to spend as little time as possible in Nigeria due to the country ... read more
Africa » Nigeria » Abuja Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The president faces the daunting task of rebuilding a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have bee... ... read more