My initial plan was to go to Ghana for my birthday, as I've never been. Plans were thwarted due to unhelpable circumstances - 'Unhelpable' is a new word :)
Cakes and I went on a road trip from Lagos to Warri on a Meeting-The-Rents mission.
I wanted to give a brief description of the river, but this being Nigeria, there isn't reliable information out there! For goodness' sake, one website describes it as one of the Seven Wonders of the World! *insert blank stare combined with a PUHLEASE, IN WHAT WORLD expression* Somebody should hire me in the Ministry of Tourism.
What I can tell you is that the river is actually bluish-green in real life! You know those pictures you see of the Caribbeans and Bora Bora and co? This water is LEGIT blue-green!
We stopped by a resort in Abraka, because Cakes wanted to show me how clear the water is. Like you're standing in the water, and you can see your toe nail polish's color! So kewl that we have this in Nigeria. Let me get on a soapbox for a minute...
"Nigeria, you have sooooooooo much potential. You have sooooo many natural resources! There is absolutely NO REASON why you can't and/or shouldn't be a Tourist Destination! There are more than enough seaside villages and towns that should be turned into beaches and beach fronts! Why can't you be like Orlando or Miami or Bora Bora or Turks and Caicos? Isn't is the same blawdy Atlantic Ocean?! For goodness' sake, GET IT TOGETHER before I slap you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
|I was getting ready to jump. Cakes didn't catch it on my phone.|
|Attempting a serene, thoughtful pose. I promise I wasn't looking at my engagement ring.|
|Kisses from Abraka!|
|This is NOT Cakes! He was diving to catch fishes for eating! FUN TIMES!|
|See how clear the water is.|
|All the Single Ladies...|
Actually, that's a lie.
On the way back to Lagos (we just stayed in Warri for one night), Cakes stopped on the road to buy Edible Worms. Erm, come again? Que? Wha the wha wha?
|I only agreed to taste it, after convincing myself that MAYBE it tasted like Dry Crayfish :-||
|YUCK! NO IT DOES NOT!!!|
Until I get pictures from my camera. And if I can post up the engagement video.