To get to Enugu we had to go through Oro and travel east. We stopped for bread and akara (cooked in palm oil over a little fire at the roadside) to sustain us on our travels and were soon bouncing down the roads. Our driver, Tajuden-or Baba as he is better known-skilfully dodged potholes and happily overtook six vehicles in one go to keep us on time.One of which was a big lorry with the slogan, 'Only the Living Celebrate'! He is a fan of Don Williams but sadly we were in the Hilux which only has a cassette player so had to make do with Jim Reeves which was quite soothing I must say.
The roads were quite busy as a lot of people were going to church. I saw a lot of people dressed in white- compulsory garments for the Cherubim and Seraphim church.
We then reached Kabba, the capital of Kogi state and I spotted an old 'colonial' post box! There were more mountains and lots of crops growing which was good to see.
An express way surrounded by mountains. Actually there are just two roads and you swap from one to another depending on the severity of the pot-holes!
It stopped raining as we arrived in Enugu. Finally we got our weary limbs out of the van. This is the view from my hotel window!!! Enugu is great! Quite humid but cooler and lots of trees and greenery. There is a lake and gardens to walk around in the hotel grounds and lots of unusal birds. The hotel is nice-comfy bed, a/c, hot shower and good internet. Also friendly staff who made me special veggie food-can't ask for more!!!
Enugu is more prosperous than Kwara and there are more cement houses. The roofs here are made of aluminium as opposed to iron in Kwara. They are often blue or coloured and as Dare said more aesthetically pleasing. There is more industry here too.
The lovely lake at the hotel. The white specks are hundreds of birds that seem to flock to the island. It was great to have somehere to walk to!