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Lagos to Cross River: A Review of Services

Lagos to Cross River: A Review of Services

I’m wrapping up our Lagos – Cross River series with a review of all the services we used during our trip. We spent our time between Obudu and Calabar. I wrote about them in the first part of this series. (Recap of our trip in Obudu | Calabar). I also […]

Travel Costs & Trip Breakdown: Lagos to Obudu & Calabar

Travel Costs & Trip Breakdown: Lagos to Obudu & Calabar

For the next installment of this series, I’ll be giving a breakdown of our trip to Obudu and Calabar and will be talking about how much it cost us to embark on it. This was a semi-budget trip, so we didn’t necessarily cut down costs to the barest minimum everywhere […]

Cross River Chronicles II: Things Fall Apart

Cross River Chronicles II: Things Fall Apart

After spending the first few days of our holiday travelling from Lagos to Enugu and visiting the Obudu Mountain Resort, we hired a car to take us to Cross River’s capital city, Calabar, with a stop at the Agbokim waterfalls in Ikom. It took us about 2.5 hrs to get […]

Crocodile Meat and Other Bizarre Foods from Our Travels

Crocodile Meat and Other Bizarre Foods from Our Travels

I remember a time when I used to be so picky about foods, especially when I travelled. I had three golden rules when it came to trying foreign foods. If it looks like jollof rice, it can be eaten – I was often very disappointed because even though the appearance […]

The JJC’s Guide to an Epic Indian Holiday

The JJC’s Guide to an Epic Indian Holiday

India is a huge country in South Asia with diverse cultural experiences, people and landscapes. On a single trip, you can come across all sorts of climates ranging from snow-covered mountain tops and freezing temperatures in the Himalayas to a sunny beach weather in Goa. The country is also home […]

10 Handy Sites and Apps I use while Travelling

10 Handy Sites and Apps I use while Travelling

These days, technology and travel go hand-in-hand. There are a thousand-and-one sites and apps to help you navigate your way through the world. If you want to be really adventurous, you could ditch the phone, pack your bags, hitchhike and couchsurf your way into strange lands and awesome experiences but […]

Walking the West African Slave Trade Routes

Walking the West African Slave Trade Routes

It’s one thing to read about the (trans-Atlantic) slave trade and a completely different thing to immerse yourself in an experience that takes you back in time, following the not-so-exact footsteps of millions of men, women and children sold into slavery in the 15th century, when the era began. Over […]

The JJC’s Guide To Tourism

The JJC’s Guide To Tourism

Are you a JJC when it comes to touring places, home and abroad? If yes, don’t fret. The rules of tourism are pretty simple and straightforward. Here they are; 1. Signs and maps are for the weak! For the weak, I say! Be adventurous! Get Lost to find yourself. Coincidentally, […]

Venice: A Second Time Around

Venice: A Second Time Around

Venice has always been my dream city. I got to visit for the first time a few years ago when I toured some parts of Europe. I’m afraid I didn’t do the city much justice at the time and I have always longed to return. Luckily, I got the chance […]