|Welcome to Maiduguri, Borno state|
I have spent over two weeks between Maiduguri and Damaturu. As I had never been to Damaturu, I was unsure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. There will be more photos than writing in this post.
|Life seems normal in Maiduguri|
|Government house round about|
|Kenyan feast! My colleagues are amazing.|
|House of Prawns, I kinda like the decor|
One of the things I have always known about people who live in the North, is that they are warm and receptive. There is a tendency to stare at someone/something different (especially some of my colleagues), which is normal everywhere but people are generally nice. I tried wearing a scarf a few times, but the heat would not let me great. The heat here is something!
|Lagos street Maiduguri. I found this bridge beautiful|
|Girls going to school, these ones may have been late!|
|Welcome to Damaturu, Yobe state|
|"Let us dwell in unity"|
|The streets of Damaturu|
|Photo of the day!|
|My accommodation for two weeks|
|I fell in love with this baobab tree|
|On the way to a community|
|Life in the village|
The crisis has brought many humanitarian and international organisations to the North East. This has made the cost of living higher in terms of accommodation and food. I overheard a few of my colleagues complaining of the cost of rent and had to ask ;)
I noticed that the sun sets around 6:30pm, and at 5:30am when I wake up, the light of day is already staring at me. By 5:45am, it is full blown day light.
Then you know how there are thunderstorms accompanied by lightning? Here, there are sand storms. And guess what, these sand storms have lightning too! There have been three major ones. Just when I was giving up on seeing any rain here, two days to my departure, there was a sand storm followed by rain :-)
|I fell in love with baobab trees...|
|Some of the destroyed sites in Buni Yadi LGA, Yobe state|
|More destroyed places|
|After the rain, the weather was so pleasant|
|When you know an Italian that can cook, be sure that you'll get the person's heart on a plate!|
This double pasta dish was so delicious! Pasta, cheese, mushrooms, sausages, olives, garlic, olive oil, tomatoe sauce!
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