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Who knew palm wine at Terra Kulture could save the day… Let’s talk about the must-try drink

Who knew palm wine at Terra Kulture could save the day… Let’s talk about the must-try drink

Milky, tasty, fresh, chilly, awesome, tantalizing, alluring, refreshing, invigorating, revitalizing, breath-taking, amazing…. is the calabash of Palm wine served at Terra Kulture in Victoria Island, Lagos. The noon sun burned mercilessly over the skies of the busy Island and the breeze from the nearby Kuramo Beach being quenched by the blazing solar heat could not…

A Paradise Nature Park in Jamaica named after Naija’s Abeokuta town

A Paradise Nature Park in Jamaica named after Naija’s Abeokuta town

(Story by Jamaican travel blogger Marcia Mayne of InsideJourneys) Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park (pronounced A-be-o-ku-ta*) is located a few yards off the Dean’s Valley Road in Westmoreland. The centrepiece of this rustic eco-tourism destination is an almost Olympic-sized pool which is fed by water that is channelled via an aqueduct from the nearby Sweet River….

Healing from the Bowels of a Stygian Cave

Healing from the Bowels of a Stygian Cave

Within the belly of Omi-Ìwò cave, the hydraulic sound of a crystal clear spring mixed with the whirring calls of resident bats disvirgin the air. A blinding beam of light pierces the torn rock and illuminates a small pool of water within the cave, from which flowed the stream which the people call “Ìwò”. The…

A Polythene Kite above the coloured skies of Eagle Island, Port-Harcourt

A Polythene Kite above the coloured skies of Eagle Island, Port-Harcourt

 The setting sun blew a blanket of colours across the reposed skies, casting it in brilliant shades of gold and yellow bands set against an enchanting backdrop of sky-blue hue. It’s 6:30pm at Eagle Island in Port-Harcourt and a group of rustic boys had turned a sand-filled creek-side into a football pitch. The fallow stretch…

Exploring the Neglected Coal Mines of Enugu’s Iva Valley

Exploring the Neglected Coal Mines of Enugu’s Iva Valley

A mysterious chain of deep valleys jewelled the charming landscape of Enugu City; and steep walls of stratified rocks beatify the confines of these valleys, within which outcrop the ‘black gold’ of ancient Nigeria: the black gold that powered our railways and brought us fortune for decades. Iva Valley is one of these valleys. The…

An Aboki’s Craft Shop Reposed in the Chambers of Eko-Hotels and Suites, Lagos

An Aboki’s Craft Shop Reposed in the Chambers of Eko-Hotels and Suites, Lagos

They both sat with brazen faces; each facing the other and starring rascally into each other’s eyes. The one on my right decided to launch the daring attack: stretching his hand to pick his last seeds from the rustic Ayò-olópón reposed between them. He was going to make his final cast. The ambiance was on…

Climbing the Extinct Volcanoes of Jos Plateau and getting our Pants torn and dirty!

Climbing the Extinct Volcanoes of Jos Plateau and getting our Pants torn and dirty!

The plains stretched as far as the eyes could see, and the sleepy horizon was obscured by massive cones of varying colours- some lush green, and others, earthly brown, jutting out into the skies and standing imposingly like enormous sand heaps on a village farm. These are none but the volcanoes that blew Jos Plateau…

I live in the Delta, I am a Dug-out Canoe

I live in the Delta, I am a Dug-out Canoe

 My abode is the Delta. I was carved from its timber, old, strong and un-withered. Until a creek has to be crossed, or islands to be hopped, I stay quiet, moored and tied in ropes of jute to my master’s private jetty- a jetty of rough planks hewn from the delta’s mangroves. Both night and…

The Charming Birds of Nigeria’s Niger Delta

The Charming Birds of Nigeria’s Niger Delta

A poultry of different birds laced the banks of a waning narrow creek, some at the edge of the water, some perched on short tree branches. They were adorned with feathers of beautiful colors. It was mid-day, and the waters appeared to have fallen asleep, wrapped in a blanket of verdant colors. With beaks dipped deep…

Lost in the Tracks of Owa Cave, Idanre Hills

  Rapid knocks of sunrise rap on my louver blade. The night is over again. It’s been three days, and the various events of the Orosun Festival are gaining momentum. Exciting thoughts of exploring one of the largest caves in SW Nigeria rock my mind. The people say Owa Cave is so big, it can…

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