Ibrahim Samande’s Lagos

Ibrahim Samande 1.    Describe Lagos in three words. Crazy, Pretentious, Competitive. 2.    What’s your favourite thing to do in Lagos? Fine dining. 3.    What’s your favourite bar or club in Lagos and why? Rhapsody’s for its decently-priced cocktails, international/opulent crowd and decent customer-service. 4.    What’s your favourite restaurant in Lagos

Holidays with Cherchez la Curl

Kyoto, famous for geisha like these, is one of the places Cherchez la Curl plans to visit next. 1.  Tell us about the first holiday you remember taking. The first holiday that I can recall purely from my own memory (and not from siblings’ and parents’ stories) would be a road trip to my mother’s…

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Travel Pictures: Cross River (Part 2)

Cross River is becoming one of my favourite places to visit.  Here are some pictures from my recent trip there.  I split the pictures from the trip into two posts so you don’t get photo-overload    See the first part here. One of the public sitting rooms where you can chill (ha!ha!) in front of the…

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Restaurant Review: Rhapsody’s, Ikeja

Rhapsody’s, Ikeja Rhapsody’s is a restaurant of South African origin with two branches in Lagos – one at Ikeja City Mall, Alausa and the other on Agoro Odiyan Street, Victoria Island.  I went to the restaurant in Ikeja.  Rhapsody’s Ikeja has a black and cream theme with lots of glass and mirrors everywhere.  It feels…

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Travel Pictures: Calabar (Part 1)

I had a great time on holiday in Calabar.  Here are some pictures from that trip.  I split the pictures from the trip into two posts so you don’t get photo-overload 🙂  You can see the second part here. This sculpture of hands is at the park near the Calabar Museum and is associated with Calabar.

5 great things to do in Calabar

This roundabout in Calabar is called the Calabar Calabar roundabout.  I haven’t the foggiest idea why 😉 Calabar, the capital of Cross River state in Nigeria, is associated with tourism.  It’s nearly impossible to live in a city in Nigeria and not have come across one of many advertisements encouraging people to come to Calabar…

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Hotel Review: Axari Hotel, Calabar

An executive/ single room at Axari Hotel Axari is a medium-sized hotel about 15 minutes drive from the Calabar International Airport.  It is a reasonably-priced hotel – single rooms cost N13, 500 per night and the rooms are clean, large and decently-furnished.  I’m not sure you can find such a room at that price in Lagos.