Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Legos Nigeria Airport

The Lagos airport is usually just a mess. This is the international terminal attached to the same runways as the domestic terminal and a military terminal and even a cargo terminal. When I flew in from Warri a car had to pick me up from the domestic terminal and take me to this terminal which is about a 15 minute drive around the outside of the same airport. The airport has no way for people to do it on their own except to trust a taxi, which no one advises.

I left Warri at 10:45 am on Friday and got home at 7 pm on Saturday ( which is 3 am on Sunday Nigerian time ) so effectively my travel time was around 41 hours on the road so to speak. I am still winding down.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


A whole lot of cash, sort of.

I go on leave tomorrow after being here for over 2 months. But I have accumulated some extra cost of living money to the tune of a bit over 100,000 naira. It looks impressive, but think of what $900 would look like in 5 and 2 dollar bills.
I don't know if I will travel home with it or try to cash some into Dollars before I leave the country.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Evening Wash

At the end of each day, the aircraft get a wash and then put in the hanger for the night. Last night the sun was behind the haze and clouds, making everything look a bit purple.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Fresh Fruit

The Produce Man finally delivered my order today ( thursday ). He usually has it ready by monday or tuesday. I get apples and bananas and sometimes eggs. I can't think of fresher bananas than these locally grown and delivered just after they are cut off the tree. The one there on the left will be perfect to eat and the others will ripen in the next 3-4 days. This bunch costs about $2.50.

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