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Originally published at Rodney's Blog. Please leave any comments there.

Today we had the fun task of driving 6 hours from Lagos to Ado Ekiti.

We piled into the van which was very cozy for the enormous amount of people and luggage we had and eventually made it to our hotel. We saw many things along the way and took several pictures. One of the things you get really impressed by is the fairly large amount of nature that is visible, if not available for hiking and trekking just yet because the tourist areas are not yet fully developed).

Once we got to the Delight Hotel, we were welcomed with a refreshing drink and we checked in. If I had to describe our hotel, I would describe it as cozy enough to meet the needs that we have. I feel safe and secure in the hotel without a doubt. There is hot water and a shower and air conditioner. The hotel is of a good standard so I really can’t complain. The free internet leaves something to be desired (we only get 100 MB complimentary – yikes!), but otherwise that is my main thing. Dinner tonight consisted of jollof rice and chicken, which was probably my first Nigerian-themed dish. It was spicy. I mean sweating-in-my-shirt-and-mouth-on-fire kind of spicy. But it was good and a nice introduction to Nigerian food. During dinner we received a notification that the Governor of Ekiti State, His Excellency Dr Kayode Fayemi, invited us to his birthday party as an unofficial welcome at his residence. His generosity was greatly appreciated by us all. Not a bad way to spend our first night in Ekiti state!

Slowly but surely some pictures will start making their way into my posts. At the moment the internet connectivity isn’t always as consistent as I would like it to be, so I will add posts and pictures as often as I am able.

 

Picture with His Excellency the Governor of Ekiti State

Picture with His Excellency the Governor of Ekiti State

Delight Hotel - from the outside

Delight Hotel – from the outside

Mosquito net over the bed...it reminds me of my G.I. Joe tent as a child :)

Mosquito net over the bed…it reminds me of my G.I. Joe tent as a child :)

Jollof Rice with chicken and plantain. Nigerian food is kinda spicy :)

Jollof Rice with chicken and plantain. Nigerian food is kinda spicy :)

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