Nigeria, 3rd

Nigeria, 3rd

by Lizzie Williams
     
 

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For the adventurous traveler, Nigeria offers the opportunity to see the country in its raw and naked state. The chaos of Lagos often overshadows the rich offerings found elsewhere in Nigeria. Explore further and travelers can bathe in the Wikki Warm Springs at Yankari National Park; trek through 'shogbo Sacred Forest or visit one of the Emir's elaborately decorated

Overview

For the adventurous traveler, Nigeria offers the opportunity to see the country in its raw and naked state. The chaos of Lagos often overshadows the rich offerings found elsewhere in Nigeria. Explore further and travelers can bathe in the Wikki Warm Springs at Yankari National Park; trek through 'shogbo Sacred Forest or visit one of the Emir's elaborately decorated palaces. The only dedicated English-language travel guide to Nigeria on the market, this edition is thoroughly updated with an expanded section on Lagos.

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"I am to congratulate you for the important contribution the publication has made to the growing literature on Travel Guides, particularly about Nigeria." - Anthony Adeloye, Librarian for the High Commissioner of Nigeria

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841623979
Publisher:
Bradt Publications UK
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Bradt Travel Guide Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
861,018
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Read an Excerpt

'Motor parks are frantic places where everyone wants to sell you something. The hawkers do their rounds with loaves of bread, peanuts, sticks of soya, soft drinks, pure water, various other street food, boxes of imitation watches, underwear and handkerchiefs (a very useful item in a sweaty bus). Other hawkers offer services such as the shoe doctor or mobile tailor (amazingly these men walk around with old black Singer sewing machines on their heads), and – my absolute favorite – International Finger Cutter men. These are manicurists who wander around motor parks clacking their scissors and administering what look like rather harsh manicures and pedicures to ay man who desires to have his nails buffed (presumably women conduct this grooming procedure at home). Then there are the beggars – the blind, crippled and maimed – who throw their hands through the minibus windows and rattle their enamel plates.'

Meet the Author

Based in Cape Town, Lizzie Williams has travelled the length and breadth of Africa as a tour leader on overland trucks. Mark Shenley is a well-traveled professional photographer whose work regularly appears in publications both in the UK and around the world.

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