Travelling is one way to expand your horizons and educate yourself.
There are so many places to explore in Nigeria. Obudu mountain resort, Osun-Oshogbo grove, Yankari game reserve, Lekki conservation centre, Ngwo pine forest in Enugu state etc.
Nigeria has a wealth of places for anyone to enjoy. But travelling to a new place can be daunting. The organisation that goes into planning and finally, visiting is huge. To help out with your travel experience, here are some things you should never do:
1. Not “pricing” aka haggling
This is what I call the curse of the JJC (Johnny just come). It is a big custom to “price” (haggle) in the markets in Naija. Every item has its prices jacked up by the traders. So, if you want to buy anything at a reasonable price, you must haggle.
2. Neglecting the local joints and bukas
Forget the 4- and 5-star restaurants. The real Naija experience can be found in the many joints and bukas around your location. If you visit Enugu, Cross Rivers or even Plateau state, leave the fine dining and go on a food adventure. Food is one of the best ways to experience Nigeria properly.
3. Buying too many souvenirs
It’s okay to buy souvenirs when you visit any new place. How else will you remember the fun times? Let’s be honest, you don’t need plenty souvenirs. Just take pictures and try to enjoy the many things Nigeria is offering.
4. Visiting “happening” spots on weekends
Many people like it when a place is “bubbling” (full of people having fun). But the best time to enjoy any of the tourist spots in Nigeria is during the week, it is not crowded. This is because many of the locals are at work.