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|Travel / Re: Dubai 10 Hour Transit For Nigeria Passport by Tokyo50: 3:48pm On Jan 03, 2015|
Please be aware that due to language barrier, you will have limited places to work. Do not try to work without a permit because you will be automatically sent to detention and then sent home. Since there are few foreigners and crime is very low, japanese police love to stop and ask ID to foreigners, especially Africans. If you have a valid visa like spousal or training or student, there are many jobs that pay well but you need to learn japanese .
|Travel / Re: HELP! I'm Going To Tanzania Embassy Next Week, I Need Info From Friends! by Tokyo50: 2:42am On Jan 03, 2015|
Tanzania High Commission
11 Ganges street
|Travel / Re: HELP! I'm Going To Tanzania Embassy Next Week, I Need Info From Friends! by Tokyo50: 3:01pm On Dec 31, 2014|
Nigerians are supposed to get visa on arrival in Tanzania for $50 but immigration officers often harass Nigerians because of the reputation of the few drug dealers. It also takes 1-2 hours to process it in high season. Save a headache and apply at their embassy. They just need your return ticket and hotel confirmation.
|Travel / Re: Dubai 10 Hour Transit For Nigeria Passport by Tokyo50: 2:47pm On Dec 31, 2014|
If you are heading to Tokyo, go to roppongi station. Many Nigerians work for clubs there. It's an entertainment area. Police will stop you everywhere you go, especially in Roppongi. Japanese people are nice but hard to undertand then, what they say is usually not what they really mean. So you will learn to read their straight face. Japan is one of the hardest country to live as a foreigner. The word for a foreigner is "gaijin", an outsider. However they are now forced to open up their country because the population is shrinking rapidly. You can get free japanese lessons from your city hall. Register with the city hall to get good health insurance, and also register with the police near you. Stay away from recreational drugs, Nigerian jails are Hilton compared to japanese ones. Goodluck in your life there.
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|Travel / Re: Welcome To Tanzania by Tokyo50: 6:52pm On Nov 21, 2014|
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: Please I Need Advice About Samoa? by Tokyo50: 12:53pm On Oct 29, 2014|
There are 2 Samoa islands, one independent and one under US control. Samoans living under U.S. control have American passports and due to poverty most work for their military. The other Samoans are also poor but tend to immigrate to Australia and New Zealand. The Samoans might be very poor incomparison with Nigerians but they have one thing most Nigerians will kill for : visa-free passport. Ofcourse the American Samoans are US citizens but the other Samoans can travel to most developed countries with little difficulty. So, maybe 9ija is rich and had all kinds of resources , when it comes to stress-free travel, Nigerian passport is quite worthless incomparison to Samosn passport as far as travel is concerned.
|Travel / Re: Nigeria E-passport New Prices Start Today. by Tokyo50: 12:15pm On Oct 20, 2014|
Why are you guys paying so much for a passport which is not respected in the world? They should give it free of charge since it cost a fortune to apply to go 98% of this planet, if the prophets grant you a visa, that is. It's really a shame, Africa's Giant treated so disrespectfully.
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