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Curral das Freiras — Valley of the nuns

On the first day in Funchal, we spend a little too long sorting out the car. We arrived late the night before, so late that the car rental company had closed and locked up by the time we were able to make it to them. Therefore, we spend quite a bit of the morning hanging around waiting and trying to sort a car out. Impatient as I am, it doesn’t take long until restlessness grabs hold of me. When the […]

Snake Island

The landscape change as we make our way to Snake Island.  As we leave Lagos behind,  we see palm trees at the water side instead of roads, and small villages in the place of high rise buildings.  The contrast makes me feel I have left one planet and entered another. What strikes me first, is the vast amount of ship wrecks.  I wonder what happened? Pirates?

A warm welcome to Nigeria

I have prepared myself for quite  few things when I come to Nigeria, Lagos, in 2009. I have read about the country, I have brought Malarone, and I am half prepared to be given a hard time upon my arrival; I am prepared for people wanting money of me, for offering to “help” me with my suitcase, and the whole lot.