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26 April 2009 @ 01:05 pm
I felt it was time for a change, a big change. Asia was fascinating at first, but now its all the same. I decided I needed to do something really different and get far away. That's why I decided to go to Nigeria. It seems to be a given that I would go to Africa. I have been all around Europe and Asia, and the U.S. is nice but doesn't thrill me. No, I needed t go to Africa and see what life is like. So why Nigeria? Simple. Everyone who wants to go to Africa goes to either South Africa or Kenya. Those places have become tourist spots. I wanted to go somewhere where everyone goes a little nuts when they see me. So everyone told me that Nigeria was not good for tourists. that's why I decided to go. So here I am in the air flying to Lagos. The flight is packed and it's not fun, but I have had worse, much worse. My plan is to take a domestic flight to Nsukka in Eastern Nigeria. I found online an apartment at the University there which is about $50/month. Can't be that. I guess I will use it as a base and travel around for a few months. I am not expecting much, as long as there is running water and a comfortable bed I will be happy. So in the morning the adventure will begin. For now, I am going to try and get some sleep and forget about you know what. My pack is full and I know it won't be easy, but if I wanted easy, I would have gone to Chicago. (Not that I would have found a $50 apartment in Chicago!)