I had read so much about the city before my first visit, which was to attend to one of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria’s projects in the Niger Delta, CLCWA. (Creating Local Connections –CLC — is a TakingITGlobal project and it is supported in West Africa by the Open Society Initiative for Western Africa).
I arrived Calabar a day before the event was billed to start and have no regrets that I did. The pictures below speak for themselves, and I now understand why everyone who visits the city is warned about the thought of taking permanent residence there. I may not do that, but … hmm, Calabar… I will be back — and soon. I’ve seen Tinapa, the helmet-wearing bike riders, that huge flag pole, the giants (lanterns, Hand of God, anchor, etc) and more but I’ll have to see the popular Obudu Cattle Ranch and more of Calabar!
Lagos okada , see ya Calabar mates!
Duke’s huge flag…
More than life size…
The CLCWA Calabar 2007 crew
A view from the Marine Hotel
Sunset from the marina…
The popular Nollywood Studio at Tinapa