Lagos Nigeria my thoughts after being here some time
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Yes I did forget to update this site, but Iâ€™m here working and trying to find time to enjoy myself. Well over 18 months in, I think Iâ€™ve been here long enough to make some informed decision about the place.
First off, yes what you have heard about the place is true, corrupt, dodgy and rude. However, if you coming to Nigeria you should not be expecting a stroll in the park, if like me you realise and accept that this is a 3rd world country, which has a lot of potential, then you will be fine.
Security and personal safety is my biggest issue here, although saying that, I have felt safe most of the time, when you compare Lagos with other big cities like Manchester, London or New York, then Iâ€™m sure you will be understand that in fact you might be safer here than in one of those places. However I really would like to walk a bit more which I donâ€™t and I donâ€™t think anyone one does.
The clubs and bars are fine, even the bush bars are perfectly ok. Although I canâ€™t get over the cost of a beer, hang on though, restaurants very expensive for what you get. Although most the meat is imported and is OK but you really do pay for it. Well it must be OK, as Iâ€™ve gained over a stone and half. So it canâ€™t be that bad.
And yes I do need to do that, every few months I do need to get out of
But overall I am pleasantly surprised by what Nigeria has to offer, however I am still struggling to find some Nigerian history and Culture, as all Iâ€™ve had or seen is people telling me how the UK destroyed this country, however I would rather have someone talk to me about the history and not just preach me there opinions of history (granted it is more there history than mine but make it factual)
And as for preachers well
But leave me alone.
Any way still here and still having fun, the other personal stuff, is doing OK, yes I do play it safe.
i hope my thoughts here haven't upset anyone as that is not the intention these are my personal thoughts about Lagos you might not agree -