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Date archive: July 2011

Sunshine on My Feet: Ikogosi Warm & Cold Springs, Ekiti

Sunshine on My Feet: Ikogosi Warm & Cold Springs, Ekiti

I stretch my legs apart, It forms a great divide, Between two pristine and limpid shawls Of enchanting warm and cold founts”   Like a new born baby, my left feet is romantically pampered; pampered by the mild fingerings of the warm spring, while a shoe of ceaseless tickles swallow my right feet as the…

Naijatreks Discovers Rare Turtle Species in Akure, Ondo State

Naijatreks has announced its discovery of a rare turtle species- not in some far-off exotic location, but in the southwest Nigeria. Discovered in well hidden granite gnammas (rock pools) on some inselbergs dotting the northern outskirts of Akure in Ondo State, this species of turtle is believed to belong at least to a unique sub-species…

Arinta Waterfalls- Gushing Cascades, Five Jolly Lagosians, Easter Break!

The distance was long, the time was short, but we wouldn’t be daunted by these, including the rugged slopes of Effon Ridge!   Five we were, friends we are and Easter Break 2011 it was. We set out to explore some of the natural wonders of South-West Naija and Osun-Ekiti-Ondo area was our target zone….

2011 Nigerian Blog Awards: Naijatreks Wins Best Travel Blog!

Finally, this year’s winners of The Nigerian Blog Awards have been announced (http://nigerianblogawards.com/details/the-winners-2011-nigerian-blog-awards/) and we extremely glad to inform you that Naijatreks won the Best Travel Blog of the year. We also wish to express our appreciation to all those that nominated and voted for us. Thanks also to all our subscribers and readers, and…

Enchanted by the Spell of this Lasgidi

The rain had just stopped falling, but the skies still wear a face of greyish-blue. The streets of Idumota and Balogun Market beam with glistening smiles. The wetness makes every object sparkle like crystals of gemstones. The backwaters of Kuramo is oscillating with an arrogant poise, its waters had been copiously fed by the summer…

Welcoming Imad to the World of Naijatreks Tourism Ambassador 2011

The skies of Cheers Hotel, Ikeja blossomed with indescribable ecstasy on friday, 24th of June, 2011 at the emergence of Naijatreks Tourism Ambassador. The air was tense as contestants displayed their talents and vied for the much coveted positions of Naijatreks Tourism Ambassador 2011 as well as Mr Ideal Nigeria 2011. The winner emerged as…

Sahara Reporters: Errant Crocodiles in Ajah- Residents’ Fears Rising (Comments from Readers)

Following our June 30th, 2011 article on Sahara Reporters (http://saharareporters.com/article/errant-crocodiles-and-alligators-ajah-residents-fears-rising), there had been several funny (infact, hilarious) as well as creative comments from readers. Here are some of them: * Submitted by Naija na Wah! on July 1, 2011 – 14:50. The reptiles should be the least of their worries. They should wait until the…

Meet Òrólè and Olósùnta- The Twin Warriors of Ikere People

Meet Òrólè and Olósùnta- The Twin Warriors of Ikere People

“Òrólè baba òkè” : Orole, the king of the heights History has it that, a long time ago, when Orole (“Oro-Ile” meaning “story of the land”) was known to be a low-lying rock outcrop, the people of Oyo Kingdom rose up to attack Ikere Kingdom. The people of Oyo Alaafin wanted to capture and sell…

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