Qype Does Lagos (Qype does London)

Qype Does Lagos
Qype does London, September 10th 2009

Makoko - Lagos, Nigeria

As has often been the case, experience on the ground didn’t quite fit the tips received before I left. Yes, I can confirm that hand wipes were essential packing and that cash was king (I don’t think I’d have wanted to use a credit card there even if I could have). Of course, watching one’s back is never a bad idea, but the reality of negotiating Lagos seemed to be that every single act was one of faith … From zooming around in a taxi with a door that wouldn’t shut to floating through the shantytown canals of the lagoon village of Makoko, to get anywhere or do anything required placing my life in another’s hands.

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