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Sep 28, 2005 - Calabar: No Monkey Business

Even before I got to Calabar, the idea of the place had me excited. The name alone sounded impossibly exotic, conjuring up images of tropical ports, spices and palm oil. If the reality is a little more prosaic - it's a medium sized city with everything that entails - it's a great place and a good introduction to Nigeria. The volume is turned up here to the maximum. Every fifth person on the African continent is a Nigerian, and you can believe it. The streets are alive, the roads crowded and the air thick with a cacophony of music, vehicle...

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