Arriving in Nigeria
Nigeria has been a place I've been meaning to visit for ages now and guess what? The time finally came. So after a spontaneous text (more on this in the next post) and some quick fire packing, the family and I hopped on a plane, took a nap and 6+ hours later we landed. The staff of the Elomaz Hotel greeted us and helped us to pleasantly begin our adventures. How about we take a gander around my hotel suite?
We intentionally planned on spending one night here but we were so impressed with the service that we decided to stay longer.
(A little more work could have been spent on the bathroom but the bedroom certainly made up for it.)
Nigeria was colonised by the British hence the familiar plug sockets. So please explain why the kettle, the most British thing ever, had an American plug. This made me anxious. Ask anyone. I can't function without tea. (Sound the alarum!) After much howling and dismay, Dad came to the rescue and saved the day. T E A
I'll admit. It took me a while to find and open the balcony. Quite worrying considering I was standing in front of it at one point (I had only slept 4 hours the previous night!) I slowly opened the door and observed the houses nearby along with the pool.
(Didn't get to take a dip but Mr. Pool, I'll be back!)
"You can take the girl out of London but..."
I met my Grandparents for the first time and I must admit, it was all very emotional. Granddad is 100+ but looks 60. He's full of so much energy! They all danced and sang traditional Igbo (native language) praises and told us stories about my Dad growing up as a child. I feel so blessed to be here with my family.Tomorrow I head for Port Harcourt which I assume is by the sea. (It's in River State after all)
Update: I wasn't wrong about PH being by the sea but I wasn't expecting the roads to turn into literal rivers! Horrible weather.