The Gidi Sun burned still
And Gidi’s roads sunk in traffic
But the team stayed unworried.
They had one goal in sight
and this, their hearts, it kept alive:
To explore the wonders of Lagos City,
…to show you the Lagos you don’t see!
Yesterday, 19th February, 2012 witnessed a special mobile hangout hosted by Society HEA (Social Media Week Lagos), powered by Nokia Nigeria, and supported by LagBus (@LAGBUSOfficial), Bogobiri and Gidi Traffic (@Gidi_Traffic), with coverage by Errol Barnett of CNN (inside Africa) and Naijatreks as the Tour Guide Ambassador on board.
The tour which featured travel bloggers, journalists and photographers from different countries of the world, took off from Terra Kulture in Victoria Island of Lagos at 10am, snaked through the streets and towering bridges of the city and ended back at the start-off point at about 7pm. Throughout the trip, participants twitted photos and updates on the tourist spots visited. These could be found through #SMWLagosTour and #NokiaSMWLagos.
The stop points were carefully chosen and the routes carefully designed to optimize anticipated traffic conditions at the different parts of the city being explored, thanks to @Gidi_traffic, as well as to give the participants a real experience of the fascinating city. They stop points were:
– The amazing Nike Art Gallery, Lekki
– The evocative A White Space, Ikoyi
– The stimulating African Artists’ Foundation, Ikoyi
– The museumized Bogobiri Restaurant, Ikoyi (for Lunch)
– The intimidating but awesome Fela Shrine, Alausa, Ikeja
– The breathtaking Kalakuta Museum, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja
Subsequent posts on Naijatreks shall showcase the wonders of each of the spots visited. Also, Naijatreks shall organize more of such tours in order to promote the culture of adventure travel among the locals, as well as to draw more attention to Nigeria’s tourism potentials.
Follow us as we take you on this memorable journey!
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This article was written by Folarin Kolawole
Founder of Naijatreks, Nigerian-born Folarin Kolawole is a geologist, travel writer and researcher. When not at work, he travels the length and breadth of Nigeria, exploring, taking photos and writing about her numerous hidden tourist potentials. 'Naijatreks' is a product name registered under the Ntreks brand, which is also duly registered by Nigeria's Federal Corporate Affairs Commission. The contents on this blog are re-usable. However, it must be ensured that it is linked back to this blog, and correctly attributed to Naijatreks or the author. Please do not edit, rewrite or commercialize the original works on this blog without direct and written permission from the Founder (Folarin Kolawole). For inquiries and advert placement on the blog, kindly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.