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A look inside Nigeria’s floating slum (CNN.com)

A look inside Nigeria’s floating slum CNN.com, November 9, 2011 Osburn says that it’s a dangerous place to go without a trusted guide. “This is not a place to explore alone, however street savvy you are,” he said. CHECK OUT … Continue reading

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Photo Story: Makoko Shantytown in Lagos (Urban Travel Blog)

Land is at such a premium in and around Lagos, that what was once long ago a small fishing village is now an open sewage slum on stilts where the poorest of the poor have been pushed off the land. Continue reading

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Qype Does Lagos (Qype does London)

Qype Does Lagos Qype does London, September 10th 2009 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 … Continue reading

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