Lagos Warnings and Dangers

  • The sea is cold in Lagos.
    The sea is cold in Lagos.
    by cachaseiro
  • In the shade
    In the shade
    by kevin36
  • Choose your parking wisely in Lagos
    Choose your parking wisely in Lagos
    by dlytle

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    Sunburn

    by kevin36 Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    In the shade

    Watch the Sun as when you get the Atlantic breeze blowing you can get sunburnt very easy
    Avoid mid day -4pm for walking etc gets very hot.
    Buy bottled water from the supermarkets.
    Try and get in the shade from mid day there are shady places even on the beach.

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    Careful when parking - note the circular 'P' signs

    by dlytle Updated Nov 17, 2003

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    Choose your parking wisely in Lagos

    Parking is available all along the length of the promenade, and in other areas, but wherever you see a circular sign with the letter 'P' on it, KEEP GOING.

    The ‘P’ doesn't mean ‘Park’; it means just the opposite - ‘Proibido’ or no parking - and I am sure that you don't really need the hassles that go along with a parking ticket in a foreign country.

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    Cheeky scheming renters of cars!

    by Westbrook Updated Apr 22, 2004

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    I'm not really in a position to complain since my trip was massively discounted and included car hire, but anyway ....

    INT: Lagos airport. Europcar collection.

    EC "Insurance sir?"
    WB "Yes, how much?"
    EC "Only three pounds a day sir."
    WB [doing sums in head] "Sign me up, that's only 21 pounds for the week!"
    EC "And remember to bring the car back empty"
    WB [looking through forms] "it says here that insurance is 8 Euros a day!
    EC "yes, but your deal is for the cheaper price"
    WB "Ahh, OK. Did you say empty"
    EC "Yes, for the best deal, bring the car back empty"
    WB "marvellous. Thank you"

    7 DAYS LATER ...

    INT: Lagos Airport. Europcar collection.

    EC "Hello Westbrook, that will be EUR 50 for the insurance and EUR 50 for the fuel"
    WB: "Erm... don't think so."

    Europcar! No! Six Euros a day plus twenty per cent VAT is not three pounds a day!

    Cheeky fcukers!

    And a tank of fuel in a 206 costs about thirty-five Euros. Not Fifty!

    Thieving batsards!

    Eventually we got fair prices from them, but .... Never trust a car rental company. They lie like rugs!

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    The sea is cold in Lagos.

    by cachaseiro Updated Sep 7, 2010

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    The sea is cold in Lagos.

    Even if you are in southern Europe then you are at the atlantic ocean when you are in Lagos and that means that the sea is only around 17-18 degrees celcius warm/cold during summer months, so make sure you are prepared for that.
    You can go swimming there for sure, but you just need to be prepared for some cold water.

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  • Booking trips via the tourist office not advised!

    by Davlie Written Sep 21, 2005

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    We booked 2 trips through the central tourist office, both times we were left with no trip, we were refunded but wasted a whole day waiting for buses. If you are going to book, try and do it through your hotel.

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    Fake Weed

    by RichyBoi Updated Mar 27, 2007

    We were approached by a big gangster looking fella who sold us realistic looking and smelling wax.

    The stuff looks and smells like hashish, but is easy to snap. We lost 40 euros on that!

    I blame it on being 18 and a newbie traveller.

    Walk away if someone approaches you.

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