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|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by gnykelly(m): 12:16am On Nov 25|
guy cool down when your plane touch down in Canada. then you will doubt your choice. wish others well. and tone down your ego.
|Travel / Re: Shame Of A Nation!! Nigeria's Airports Amongst Worst Even In Africa. by Gbawe: 10:53am On Nov 24|
When we tell ill-expose TANdroids who have never left their villages, let alone set foot on a plane, that the 'airport achievement'of GEJ is a big ruse they will begin shouting like lunatics. Here we have conclusive proof. For those who travel frequently, they will know our airports deserve their woeful ranking in relation to others in Africa and the world. I was one of those who bitterly questioned why MMIA , of the over 30 international airports I have used, is the only one a non-refundable fee is collected from passenger for trolley usage. For god sake!!! That sort of blatantly unchecked greed and exploitation of passengers ruins the user experience for travellers - especially when coming from other airports where things work smoothly and passengers are assisted rather than harassed,robbed and exploited !!!
Three Nigerian airports, including our premier International airport, are amongst the worst ten in the entire Africa !!!! Shame on Nigeria and shame on the failed government that is 5 years old especially when 'airport reforms' were one of the touted "achievements" of this current administration !!!! This, without mincing words, is unacceptable failure. 5 years worth of failure actually. All those supporting GEJ are just enemies of Nigeria's progress and ethnocentric clowns because the man is clearly out of his depth and only capable of delivering failure everywhere.
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|Travel / Re: Cambodia by iykbethany(m): 10:02am On Nov 24|
Its much better and easier to get your Cambodia visa in Vietnam. it will save you lots of stress and unnecessary expenses.
Once you are in Vietnam apply from the Cambodian embassy, its very easy to get. And when traveling to Cambodia from Vietnam use the bus service from Ho Chi Min to Phnom pen by road, its smooth, cheap less than 12$ and you wont give any money to corrupt immigration officers. But if you use air, you must give minimum amount of $800 to Cambodian immigration otherwise they will put you on the next plane back to Nigeria.
|Travel / Re: Welcome To Tanzania by Tokyo50: 6:52pm On Nov 21|
Technically, Nigerian citizens can get a visa on arrival in Tanzania after paying $50. However , it is advisable to get it at the embassy in Nigeria. It is quite easy to obtain it. This is due to the fact that airlines will not let Nigerians with no visa to board thier plane due to the bad reputation caused by a few of thier citizens abroad.
It is not a country to huddle. You will be stopped frequently by undercover cops and immigration officers in the city.
The cost of living is high because they import most products unlike Nigeria . However you can get cheap accommodation. There are many clean , no-frills hotels in the city for $20-30 usd a night.
The night life is fantastic. Beers and food is cheap but you need to befriend the locals . Drink and eat where the locals go, it is much cheaper. Tanzanians are easy to approach and very friendly but have problems trusting foreigners especially from west Africa . They think all foreigners are there to hussle and some might even call cops on you! The scars of socialism are still alive and capitalism is not fully accepted, thus the local people are laid back and don't seem to be in a hurry to work.
Do not use public transportation if you value your life. If you go see the wildlife , fly from Dar ES salaam to Arusha but don't take a bus. Hundreds of them die every month from road accidents caused by crazy bus drivers on mostly two lane highway. Take a taxi but prepare to hussle with them. Don't take a taxi parked outside the terminal. Walk a few minutes to the main highway and save at least 50%.
You will not find west african cuisine. However they have excellent BBQ chicken, meat skewers , mainly beef or goat. They have a big number of indian folks, so get ready to eat spicy curry and rice. The main meal at night seem to be spicy bbq chicken with chips and beef cubes on a stick called mishikaki. Unlike Nigeria, not every restaurant sells beers since most of these restaurants are Muslim owned but they have a wide variety of local beers made by the South African company.
A typical day for me would be to stay near jamhuri street which is in downtown and 40 mins from the airport . Cheap hotels there go for 20$-39$ a day. Eat at restaurants nearby. Take a 5$ taxi ride to the beach nearby called oysterbay. Talk to the locals at the beach while drinking beer and eating delicious food at the beach. In the evening I would go to a club called clouds or hang out behind California dreamers where licals drink beer at street prices not club prices and one can meet nice company to chill with. Next day I would catch a boat (50$) to Zanzibar island and exlore it for a whole day . It is quite small and even cheaper than the mainland . Dont forget to present your passport to be stamped . It is part of Tanzania but has its own autonomy and government though you don't pay again for the visa. You can relax by their harbor and meet many foreigners who come to enjoy the local food sold by the beach and drink beer at the bars nearby. It is quite conservative island , 99% Muslim, but there is plenty of unislamic activities to do at nite . I am a party guy so I can't advice on animal watching safari in Arusha because that is not my interest. But if you like beaches, beers, weed and women, then you will have a blast! I hope my info was useful. Take Kenya or Ethiopia to fly to Dar.
|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by kaynine59(m): 5:52pm On Nov 21|
And so r u sweets. Sure bet we go jam for canny by his grace. Dnt forget to eat all dia plane food as u de travel oh. Drink many Andrews liver salt and Show no mercy to those flight chow.. Na ur money lol. Pm me later K. Take care sweets
|Travel / Re: South Africa Or China ? by jennykadry(f): 2:46pm On Nov 20|
Leave that girl ( lady) alone. She can yap about all she wants. She paints a whole country bad because of what she saw (sees) in Guangzhou. It's like saying all Nigerians are criminals, racists, dirty and whatnot.
I am sure English language is not too hard for you to comprehend so next time you want to spew water from both sides of your mouth because you are lost for words please , check with your dictionary and educate yourself before you spew any more trash and end up displaying an excessively enormous amount of ignorance.
Nigeria, China, SA are all useless countries. How you rolled in its citizenry into this mix is mind boggling and to think some people read this and agreed with you is scary. I am beginning to think Nigerians are literates for Nothing.
From talking about a country being useless...you started talking about its citizens....go back to school sir.
And it's wrong and has no place in a healthy discourse. Any argument based purely on subjectivity shouldn't be taken seriously regardless of the facts the arguer is positing. Be objective and people will take you more seriouslyLost for words and had to give a speech on the ten commandments just to increase your word count? I het that
Oh the food is delicious and well spiced just as Me likey.
Cheap food in Nigeria? Lmao. Like suxes2005 said, you just started typing bollocks without even finding out where jenny is based and who she is. You know, knowing a few things about the poster whose "lies" you want to expose is a good thing cos when you finally expose that "lie" you dont come out of it looking more stewpid than when you begun the journey in the first place.
Ticket 180k? Remove the 100 and leave it at 80k. You can call that 180k price for people who fly in from that god forsaken useless country called nigeria
Your take is useless cos you live in a useless country. You think every well educated Nigerian woman is up for business? What kind of second class semi literate Nigerian woman are you hanging out with?
See how you have made a big f00l of yourself trying to analyze me? I really feel pity for you cos you are as daft as the country you live in.
|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by TYPOP(m): 8:09am On Nov 20|
If I get you right, you want to use your own money for all the processing and transportation. Your host will be responsible for feeding and accomodation. It may be a little hard but if you can manage yourself very well, it should be possible.
Your major spending are:
Police clearance certificate
Visa processing fees
The others are trivial fees.
However, make sure the money in the account you will use is at least 400k and not 200k. You may be denied with 200k or less in the account cos they can't know your arrangement.
Cheers and all the best.
|Travel / Re: South Africa Or China ? by justwise(m): 7:53am On Nov 20|
What have you said to dispute what Jenny said apart generalization?
|Travel / Re: South Africa Or China ? by suxes2005(m): 7:22am On Nov 20|
She's of a higher knowledge than you.
She made a point earlier and went ahead to quote the person's
reply on SA thread.
Now, you never bothered to really check on who she is and you're
just typing all what you could type.
@OP, the main reason why you want to travel abroad is to
work during studies (except your father is Akpabio) and make
some money - even save some to buy things and send to Nigeria.
China is not the place. Where is the work? I'd love someone
studying in China o come here and tell us how they make
money as a student. Exccept of course you're into some legit
online freelancing jobs.
Look into better countries. Its worth your time and money
for the first time. You'd be fine if you go to a better country
|Travel / Re: South Africa Or China ? by tdayof(m): 6:36am On Nov 20|
chukxie:Thanks for your reply sir! So much appreciate it@holyboss come and read
|Travel / Re: South Africa Or China ? by chukxie(m): 4:34am On Nov 20|
Leave that girl ( lady) alone. She can yap about all she wants. She paints a whole country bad because of what she saw (sees) in Guangzhou. It's like saying all Nigerians are criminals, racists, dirty and whatnot. That's generalising. And it's wrong and has no place in a healthy discourse. Any argument based purely on subjectivity shouldn't be taken seriously regardless of the facts the arguer is positing. Be objective and people will take you more seriously. She said she's been to China three times and the only thing she likes about China is its abundant availability of cheap food; every other thing is crappy. Funny and ridiculous I must say. In essence what she's saying is there's no cheap food in Nigeria. So, whenever she's hungry, she buys plane tickets worth N180K and above, flies into China, eats a bellyful of cheap food and flies back to wherever she came from. That's bollocks! She visits China to either do business or travel. My take is that she visits China for business. Since she's made it clear that everything in China is crappy, then it's fair to assume she's one of those unscrupulous crappy business people who go there to buy crappy products which they sell to unsuspecting customers in Nigeria. It's logical, right?
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by kingolovich(m): 4:40pm On Nov 19|
jennykadry:yeee. I remember at the airport in Dubai when we were to press a botton to enter an elevator, my grandma was like 'No press am o. u no know wetin go happen' If we ad elevators in this Murtala Mohammed Airport Ehn. chai. I also remember the kind of heat that too my fresh breath away when we got into our airport here.
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by louisinemo: 9:32am On Nov 19|
No he didnt lie . I remember during my own exp, d hostess was standing on the entrance and people going to find their seat themselves b4 a crew came. at that time i sat on somebody's else seat b4 i got to know that seats were numbered. thanks to other passengers
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by ibkgab001: 11:38pm On Nov 18|
Your time to board a plane is near .. and God will protect you in Jesus name
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by Vanellope(f): 9:54pm On Nov 18|
So who's going to comfort those of us who've never been in a plane before.
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by BruzMoney(m): 9:38pm On Nov 18|
In Nigeria! U must add salt nd maggi to your story to make it sound nice! Don't let us blame the broda
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by lekzzydo(m): 9:36pm On Nov 18|
Olusharp:please any idea on what dz bros is saying
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by unmask: 9:35pm On Nov 18|
contactmorak:don't you watch Yoruba films? Why travel by plane when you can use "ofe"
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by Leon2036(m): 9:27pm On Nov 18|
justi4jesu:mama u no go use laugh kill me oh.... see as laugh so tey my family dey ask me watin dey happen
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by Chinoble(f): 8:34pm On Nov 18|
O God, wen do i geto travel by air(plane) biko?
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by contactmorak: 8:15pm On Nov 18|
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by contactmorak: 7:48pm On Nov 18|
iamchiddy:I swear I wasn't directed! Believe it or not. A guy met us at the entrance of the plane, checked our cut-out boarding pass then pressed a tiny device in his hand which looked like a timer. I gues that was where I missed the seat numbering. Perhaps he mentioned the seat number, but cos I was a novice, I didn't understand what he meant
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by olanie(m): 6:00pm On Nov 18|
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by jayedu108: 5:37pm On Nov 18|
I have never travel wit public plane,I always fly wit ma private jet or charterred plane for convienence sake!!!My first time was wit ma jet well notin so special anyway I was relaxed and felt like I was in ma home!
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by IYANGBALI: 5:30pm On Nov 18|
bruno419:my own first experience was when I travelled with globacom airline to US,omo what a wonderful and sweet experience,I sat inside the cockpit with the pilots,I was even allowed to fly the plane from Nigeria to US
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by IYANGBALI: 5:23pm On Nov 18|
pretydiva:I am a pilot,baby be mine and you will become an aeroplane to all over th World
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by Olusharp(m): 5:02pm On Nov 18|
@op congratulobia. When it get to my time, i will lead the opening prayer, shouting in the plane "oya o,everybody let us close our eyes....." i know some people like op will just be SMH and Yimu on me.
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by vitality22(m): 4:54pm On Nov 18|
Mehn, my first time travelling by air was Arik air from Calabar to Lagos i was going for training. Initially whenever am scheduled for training, i have always prefered going by road. But on this day, I was forced to go by air as my flight ticket was sent to my email. My heart kept beating very fast until we landed. Infact, when we were about to take off i kept praying and when we became airborne i held the seat of the plane so tight. That day, i said my last prayer.
when we were descending i was so nervous and restless as if the plane was going to crash, that a lady seated beside me had to ask if it was my first time and I had to tell her the truth.
I think the aircraft was a small jet, I think its a challenger if i can remember its name now.
But now, i cant travel long distance by road again, its always by air and it must be ARIK.
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by Emilord(m): 4:52pm On Nov 18|
contactmorak:it has been long d last time I saw this kind of well thought and erudite post and not some kind of 'hw do I get him back'post.gud post@op
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|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by bruno419(m): 4:51pm On Nov 18|
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by pak: 4:24pm On Nov 18|
My first time of travelling by air was a decade ago.
It was a smallish plane. I was a student and an IT attache to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Olusegun Mimiko who incidentally is now the Governor.
I was supposed to prepare a powerpoint slide (which was a big deal back then) for Mimiko's presentation at a conference in Abuja, time ran out so I had to follow him on the trip to complete the slides.
Incidentally, that was my first trip to Abuja and my first trip to Northern Nigeria. June 8, 2004 (also the anniversary of Abacha's death) very memorable day for me
|Travel / Re: Finally, My Experience Flying For The Very First Time by rhymz(m): 4:23pm On Nov 18|
My first experience on board a Dana aircraft going to Abuja from Lagos was not really that awkward for me but a little bit scary. I noticed the pressure inside the airplane increased just as the plane was about to be airlifted and when it was descending. Mehn, I thought my ear drums were going to burst, I felt a very sharp pain on both of my ears to the point I had to call the attention of one of the pretty air hostesses and told her about it, she told me to continue to swallow saliva, it did not help much. I got my relief only after we had touched ground and the plane started running on the tarmac.
Another scary experience I had was when I discovered that a part of the left wing(I sat on the seat close to where the wing is) was flapping in a way as if was going to detach. It was so scary because it didn't look that way when we left Lagos. Thank God we arrived Abuja safely anyway, but Dana airline scares the poo out of me.
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