How accurate is this tip? Well I am in the airport right now writing it!
If you have the great misfortune to be a transit passenger in this airport, you will not enjoy it much. They take your passport and make you go through security again. Then they take you upstairs to a 'Transit Lounge' where there is some old furniture, a newspaper and a guard (today) asking for a bribe. When I explained I wanted to use the Lounge he directed me to the Skyway Lounge in the same area. Don't do it!
They asked for $40 and it looked crowded and nasty. When I said I had used the other lounge for $25 - the price dropped! No way!
Gabfol Lounge is THE lounge for economy customers at Lagos Airport.
$25 gets you one free drink and use all day. Its clean, modern, quiet, has showers and free internet. You can even upload photos!!! You also get an excellent view of the runway, good service, TV, full bar, food and a smokers corner. Please note: its cheaper to eat downstairs.
This tips depends on when you likely want to visit Nigeria, and the paticular location, if you are visiting say around August -November, and you heading towards the North, yopu to make sure that you are well litted , because of cold, and dry weather. But if it is down south then you need not to be disturbed about the weather harshness, but just make sure that properly clothed.
If it happens that you are visiting earlier in the year, thenand it is down south you have to make sure that you are always aremed with your umblrella, because the rain is much in the south durin this time of the year. And cardigarn and sweater must form part of your clothe or wears.
Nigearian weather varties with location. this is a very important fact you must know.
Previously the capital was in Lagos, on the coast, then, in December 0f 1991 the capital was moved to Abuja.
The city is clean and not overpopulated. Most government offices were already moved to Abuja from Lagos, and the government controls the inflow of people to Abuja from other towns and villages.
The city looks quite modern with some local features (you can see, for example, people offering carpet cleaning at the river).
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Jos is at 1200 M above sealevel. That's why Jos and its surroundings have a cooler climate than most other parts of Nigeria. The area of Jos is quite popular because of these lower temperatures.
The hills, covered with stones, in and around Jos make the area also very scenic. Jos means "Jesus Our Saviour".
Because the city of Lagos was too unmanageable, the Nigerian government decided to build a new capital for the country, like Brasilia. They choosed for an undeveloped area out of control of any ethnic group.
In the early 80s the construction of the new city started, but because of the reducing of the oil-boom, the construction of Abuja also slowed down and many parts of the city are still unfinished.
We stayed near the Wuse district, less modern and not so large-scaled as other parts of the town.
The name ''Abeokuta'' means ''under the rock''. At many places in the town you can see the rocks at the background.Abeokuta is known because of the sacred Olumu rock. This rock is used in all kind of rituals and celebrations. A guide can bring you to the top of the rock, show you some caves and a shrine and give some explanation about the rituals.
In the Museum complex of Jos you can also find a Tin Mining Museum.
It's the same story as the Railroad Museum, not really interesting, comparing with the National Museum and the Museum of Traditional Archtitecture, but ... It's on the same road for the same price and in a quick look you can learn something about the tin mining in the area.
Opposite the Tin Mining Museum you have some stalls with nice local woodcarvings, paintings and colourful African cloth.
In the Museum complex is also a small Rail Road Museum, where you can see some old locomotives.
This museum is less interesting than the National Museum and Architecture Museum, but it's on the same road for the same price. So, why don't have a quick look like I did.
In the Museum complex, opposite the National Museum, is a small Zoo.
It's a nice area with scenic stone-covered hills. I saw a lot of African animals like hyenas, ostriches, baboons and vultures. There was only one lion. Because he had just eaten his lunch, he was hiding a bit in his stable in the shade.
For the zoo you have to pay an entrance fee, separate of the entrance ticket for the museums .
In the Museum of Traditonal Nigerian Architecture, you can also find some traditional round huts, made of mud-bricks and with conical roofs made of straw.
In the huts local women show different kinds of handicrafts, like weavening and making pottery.
By climbing the Kano Wall, I had a nice overview over the other buildings in the Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture.
In the Museum you can find two mosques, the Ilorin Mosque and the old Zaria Mosque. The Zaria Mosque is a interesting building with a small Muslim museum inside.
At the entrance of the mosque sat a picturesque person with an ostrich feather in his hair. ''I'm Professor Musu Kingsley'' he said and gave me a note " See you daily in our temple''. The mosque was his temple, he explained.
In the Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture in Jos you can find full-scale reproductions of all kind of buildings from many regions of Nigeria.
The most striking part of the Museum is the reconstruction of the Kano Wall. Every 2 or 3 years they have to repair the wall. The red mud is mixed with grass to give more strenght for building up.
It's also possible to go up and make a walk at top of the wall.
In the centre of Jos you find an unique museum-complex with four museums and a zoo.
First I visited the National Museum with traditional artefacts of the country and wonderful pottery. There was also an exhibition, warning against aids.
Nearby, at the other side of the road, I continued with a walk in the 20 hectares of the Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture. Here I had first a look at the Palace of the Emir from Katsina, one of the Haussa States, since the early 19th ruled by the Fulani dynasty. The building has a nice decoration above its door. Inside the building you can find a gallery of local artists.
On the way from Abuja to Jos we saw this traditional village with round huts and granaries for storage of crops. The huts are made of mud and have conical straw roofs.
By using these natural materials, the huts and the villages, everywhere in Nigeria, form a perfect unity with their surroundings, like they did allready for centuries.
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