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Thread: What Can $10 Get in LAGOS, NIGERIA? (craziest city)

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    What Can $10 Get in LAGOS, NIGERIA? (craziest city)



    I don't think anyone here is planning on vacationing in Nigeria any time soon but if you happen to see yourself in Nigeria, never pay the price any seller gives you. The whole idea of Nigerian shopping is to haggle, the seller gives you a price and expects you to talk him down from it. If you are a regular Nigerian, the mark up is around 30 - 70% and if you are a tourist(and they can always tell) then they are charging you 100 - god knows what.

    So just half the price of anything they tell you and be prepared to walk.

    About security, the big cities are not as dangerous as the small cities where you can be kidnapped without having the police close by and Boko haram have no presence there. Your biggest fear is being pick pocketted and ripped off on your deals
    You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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    I am bringing my Zimbabwe Dollars and live like a god.
    Last edited by RJB; 11-03-2019 at 08:01 AM.

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    Well I'm never going to go to Nigeria in the first place.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Lagos is not on my vacation list , but for those of you who must see it there is a bright side . Beer for a dollar , you can rent a nice room on the outskirts and all utilities , phone , net for under 435.00 a month which frees up lots of beer money .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Well I'm never going to go to Nigeria in the first place.
    I really tried to get that out of the way in the OP. I will say it again, there is about a 99.99999% chance that NOBODY in this forum will EVER EVER go to Nigeria for ANYTHING. Except for maybe Oyarde or Danke, oyarde has been literally every where and Danke is a pilot. I posted it just so people can see some different things about Nigeria(I have only visited Lagos once so I am even fascinated by some of the things that happen there), thanks for bumping but you really didn't have to state the obvious in this thread especially since I have already addressed the issue.
    You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    Trust principles; not people.
    My Che avatar is my unique way of giving a big middle finger to the, the neocons, the globalists, imperialists and most importantly to the left and right political establishment who hate his guts till this day. My admiration for him ends where his anti imperialist pro communism ideology starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Well I'm never going to go to Nigeria in the first place.
    You can buy a dozen free range brown eggs from me for only twice what passes for a dozen eggs cost in Lagos . Better off to stay here
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Lagos is not on my vacation list , but for those of you who must see it there is a bright side . Beer for a dollar , you can rent a nice room on the outskirts and all utilities , phone , net for under 435.00 a month which frees up lots of beer money .
    Lagos is definitely not a vacation spot, but we have Yankari game reserve(poor man's safari), the Jos Plateau rock, and there is a water fall near the center of the country that is spectacularly beautiful. A dollar for beer is a rip off, local beer costs around 50c and its about double the size of US bottles. Import beer on the other hand is massively expensive. I get better prices from my local bar than I will ever get in Nigeria.

    Real estate is over priced, electronics and cars the same but the area where you get the best bang for your dollar is on food
    You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    Trust principles; not people.
    My Che avatar is my unique way of giving a big middle finger to the, the neocons, the globalists, imperialists and most importantly to the left and right political establishment who hate his guts till this day. My admiration for him ends where his anti imperialist pro communism ideology starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    Lagos is definitely not a vacation spot, but we have Yankari game reserve(poor man's safari), the Jos Plateau rock, and there is a water fall near the center of the country that is spectacularly beautiful. A dollar for beer is a rip off, local beer costs around 50c and its about double the size of US bottles. Import beer on the other hand is massively expensive. I get better prices from my local bar than I will ever get in Nigeria.

    Real estate is over priced, electronics and cars the same but the area where you get the best bang for your dollar is on food
    Ya , I really do not see how they sell real estate . Interest rate on a fixed loan could be 17 percent . Cheaper to just rent although monthly rent is probably twice the avg salary , so easy for me to say. I worked like a dog all my life but probably never for less than 100.00 a day except when I was a soldier in the past few decades. Best bang for the buck is the local beer , cheap cuts of steak at half US prices etc , or for a tourist renting a room. The Yankari would be entertaining to me but probably not many people.
    Do something Danke



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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    Lagos is definitely not a vacation spot, but we have Yankari game reserve(poor man's safari), the Jos Plateau rock, and there is a water fall near the center of the country that is spectacularly beautiful. A dollar for beer is a rip off, local beer costs around 50c and its about double the size of US bottles. Import beer on the other hand is massively expensive. I get better prices from my local bar than I will ever get in Nigeria.

    Real estate is over priced, electronics and cars the same but the area where you get the best bang for your dollar is on food
    Ya , I really do not see how they sell real estate . Interest rate on a fixed loan could be 17 percent . Cheaper to just rent although monthly rent is probably twice the avg salary , so easy for me to say. I worked like a dog all my life but probably never for less than 100.00 a day except when I was a soldier in the past few decades. Best bang for the buck is the local beer , cheap cuts of steak at half US prices etc , or for a tourist renting a room. The Yankari would be entertaining to me but probably not many people.
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    I really tried to get that out of the way in the OP. I will say it again, there is about a 99.99999% chance that NOBODY in this forum will EVER EVER go to Nigeria for ANYTHING. Except for maybe Oyarde or Danke, oyarde has been literally every where and Danke is a pilot. I posted it just so people can see some different things about Nigeria(I have only visited Lagos once so I am even fascinated by some of the things that happen there), thanks for bumping but you really didn't have to state the obvious in this thread especially since I have already addressed the issue.
    Too many Nigerians there for me to want to visit.

    Up until recently my company had regularly scheduled flight to Lagos. The crew was escorted to the hotel, one armed vehicle in front of them and one behind them.
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    I wonder how many Christian Okoye jerseys I can get for a 10 spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Too many Nigerians there for me to want to visit.

    Up until recently my company had regularly scheduled flight to Legos. The crew was escorted to the hotel, one armed vehicle in front of them and one behind them.
    Lagos itself is not really very dangerous compared to the countryside . Lots of cities in Africa are like that , kind of the opposite of America . The cities there are usually under control of the police and other than scams and theft you will not have too much to worry about . The countryside will be different depending on where you are , the usual mix of terrorists , religious murderers , poachers etc
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    I really tried to get that out of the way in the OP. I will say it again, there is about a 99.99999% chance that NOBODY in this forum will EVER EVER go to Nigeria for ANYTHING.
    You're right.

    I, however, have already been, more than once.

    Which, of course, explains my anti migrant, nativist, xenophobia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Too many Nigerians there for me to want to visit.

    Up until recently my company had regularly scheduled flight to Lagos. The crew was escorted to the hotel, one armed vehicle in front of them and one behind them.
    Yea, I have to say that your experience is very different from mine. Nigerians see tourists as dollar signs and the Americans have the biggest dollar signs above their head. Last time I visited, i took the local taxi to my cousin's place, went out at night alone for Suya without thinking about it. I can blend it nicely but you cant and I believe you when you say your crew travels with security.
    You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    Trust principles; not people.
    My Che avatar is my unique way of giving a big middle finger to the, the neocons, the globalists, imperialists and most importantly to the left and right political establishment who hate his guts till this day. My admiration for him ends where his anti imperialist pro communism ideology starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebowlives View Post
    I wonder how many Christian Okoye jerseys I can get for a 10 spot?
    Nobody really cares about American football in Nigeria. Btw, Christian Okoye grew up a few blocks from the area we lived in when I was a kid and former NY Giant and Super Bowl champion Osi (Osita) Umenyora is my best friends first cousin and we used to hang out when he was little. Now he pretends he is British and he doesn't know who I am
    You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    Trust principles; not people.
    My Che avatar is my unique way of giving a big middle finger to the, the neocons, the globalists, imperialists and most importantly to the left and right political establishment who hate his guts till this day. My admiration for him ends where his anti imperialist pro communism ideology starts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You're right.

    I, however, have already been, more than once.

    Which, of course, explains my anti migrant, nativist, xenophobia.
    I'd hate to hear the horror stories you experienced on your trip to Nigeria. But apologies on their behalf, the love of money is strong at home and their impatience to getting it can bring out the worst out of them.
    You can maintain power over people, as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything, and that man will no longer be in your power. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    Trust principles; not people.
    My Che avatar is my unique way of giving a big middle finger to the, the neocons, the globalists, imperialists and most importantly to the left and right political establishment who hate his guts till this day. My admiration for him ends where his anti imperialist pro communism ideology starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    Nobody really cares about American football in Nigeria. Btw, Christian Okoye grew up a few blocks from the area we lived in when I was a kid and former NY Giant and Super Bowl champion Osi (Osita) Umenyora is my best friends first cousin and we used to hang out when he was little. Now he pretends he is British and he doesn't know who I am
    LOL. I was in a bar in Spain once talking to the bartender , waitress comes buy asks me if I am British on Holiday . The bartender and I just laughed. I don't look too british and my american has no accent different from typical southern Indiana accept an occasional enunciation .
    Do something Danke



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