Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, is one of Nigeria’s most industrious cities. It’s a large city which lies below the Olumo Rock and is home to several caves. There are several interesting things and places about the bustling city and Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 of them.
This palace is the home of the custodian of the culture and traditions of the Egba people, the Alake of Egba Land. It’s a unique and culturally rich destination that houses many statues, busts and figures that represent the deities, gods and different culturally relevant historical figures.
This is one of the Abeokuta’s most popular attractions and one of Nigeria’s major tourist attractions. The rock was used as a fortress for the Egba people during intertribal wars in the 19th century. The stairs of the rock are actually man-made and were carved into the rock by the Egba people to enable them climb the rock. On the journey to the top of the rock, you can see sights of carvings in the rock, cowrie-studded statues and the ancient abode of the priestesses who live in huts on the rock. On your back down, the beautiful sight of the Ogun river can be admired.
Yes Abeokuta indeed has a museum. The museum houses artifacts that tell of the town and its people’s ancient history. Lovers of archeology will find a lot to learn from this place as the museum is indeed a repository of the culture and tradition of the town and its people. The museum also houses the handcrafts and ancient weapons used by the early settlers of the town and its environs. It also displays the culture and heritage of the people in a revealing and educative way.
Hilltop Golf Resort
This resort has a large, beautiful and technical golf course that has hosted a number of national golf tournaments. The resort is a relaxing leisure spot and a safe location with breathtaking scenery and a luscious green landscape. It’s a delightful sight. The resort has a prestigious and highly sought club, the Abeokuta Golf Club, which you would have to be a member of to enjoy the resort’s golfing facilities. The club is one of the most prestigious and highly sought clubs in Abeokuta.
Check Out Simple Hotel Etiquettes For Guests
Travelers expect quite a bit from the hotel experience. Not only is it important to have a comfortable place to sleep, amenities such as ice, hair dryers, irons, and breakfast are expected as well. This said, there are some things guests are expected to do when they stay in a hotel. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency highlights hotel etiquettes for guests.
There is a lot of staff at a hotel and it can be very confusing as to know who needs to be tipped and who doesn’t. Anyone who works at the main desk does not need to be tipped for their services. However, if the hotel has a concierge desk and you utilized their services during your stay, you can offer a tip.
Arrange your dirty clothes before housekeeping arrives
The housekeeping staff keeps the rooms clean for the guests, but there are certain things that guests should do prior to housekeeping entering the room. Guests should pile all their dirty towels into one pile, preferably in the bathtub, so that housekeeping can easily see what needs to be removed and replaced. All trash should be placed in a garbage can for easy removal as well.
Do not enter a restaurant with your bathrobe
Some hotels offer continental breakfasts or even full breakfasts for their guests, which is a wonderful way to save money when you travel. However, guests need to follow some guidelines. When a guest goes down for breakfast, they should be dressed for their day. No one should ever enter the breakfast room pyjamas or bathrobe. Guests should take the food that they will be eating for breakfast but don’t take additional food with you for the rest of the day.
Be a gracious guest
Just because you are paying to stay at the hotel does not mean you have to make demands. Unless your room is dirty, untidy or unsuitable for your needs being a gracious guest means you can enjoy your break without getting stressed. If you ask for room service or additional pillows etc. do allow staff sufficient time to fulfil your request before making further demands.
Most hotels make checkout quite easy notwithstanding if you booked the room online or at the hotel. As long as a guest does not see any discrepancies on the bill and doesn’t have any issues that they need to discuss with the front desk, most hotels allow them to leave their hotel keys inside their room and leave.
5 Bad Things You Need To Consider When Planning To Travel Outside Nigeria
If you travel often, it’s expected that you develop habits that work for you. Unfortunately, due to the fact that you are used to these habits nurtured over time, you can also develop a few bad travel habits along the way. The good news is that you can break them with a little bit of effort. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, highlights bad travel habits you need to abdicate.
Not learning the basics of a language
If you regularly find yourself in a new country and realise you never learned how to say even hello or thank you, you are simply putting yourself at risk because it will difficult for you to effectively communicate. Learning new languages is difficult and might not seem worth it if you’re passing through many different countries or staying for a short time, but knowing the basics can make all the difference when it comes to how comfortable you feel.
Overloading your schedule
Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, you may be tempted to overload your schedule because you want to explore as many destinations as possible. You are just exposing yourself to fatigue. Smartly plan your itinerary and you will get the best out of your trip.
Not giving yourself enough time to pack
This is one of the most common travel habits that many travellers fall foul of and it can be tough to break especially when you have a busy routine. The reasonable solution here is to ensure you pack on time.
Not knowing the exchange rate
If this is one of your bad travel habits, you’ve probably found yourself wondering over and over again if you’re paying a fair price whenever you’re confronted with a new currency. Do not hesitate to do your research and find out the current exchange rate of the destination you are visiting.
Packing more than you need
You may not mind paying more to overpack because you’re addicted to packing more than you need. However, your luggage may disappear because you cannot keep your eyes on all of them. Hence, force yourself to pack only what you need.
4 Tips To Manage Driving During This Harmattan Season
The season of harmattan is here, as exciting and as chilling it may be for some people, it’s one of the most dangerous seasons for any drivers as when it’s not properly handled, it can cause some accidents due to almost zero visibility on the road. In some areas of Nigeria this can cause dense fog and make visibility near zero, so how do we drive safely in this type of condition. Listed below are a few tips to tackle this challenge:
1.) Allow More Distance Between Vehicles
Increase your count distance by 5 seconds instead of the normal 2 seconds behind another car. Never rush or speed to get out of the fog.
2.) Drive slow and cautiously
Due to poor visibility, the safest speed is moderate. This will give you time to brake effectively if suddenly there’s need for it.
3.) Use caution at all times
The moisture in the air may continuously collect on the windshield, making it more difficult to see. Adjust the defroster and windshield wiper speed as necessary.
4.) Use fog lights or driving lights (if equipped)
Many cars have fog or driving lights that were installed at the factory. These lights are usually mounted low, in or below the front bumper. They are aimed toward the ground out in front of the car as far as possible. Fog lights mainly differ from driving lights in the way they project the light. Fog lights often have clear or yellow lenses; while driving lights usually have clear lenses. The beam of light created by fog lights is usually wide and flat pattern; flat to stay close the road surface and minimize reflection back by fog – and wide to better illuminate the sides of the roadway (guard rails, curbs, lines painted on the roadway, etc.).
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