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Postcard from Lagos – a white Christmas in Black Africa.

By iancochrane, published on Dec 26, 2013

...face closely, but this man gives nothing away. Finally he cleared his throat, pursed his lips and nodded. “Mmm…you really are going? Well now, that is Black Africa.”

So, it’s finally Christmas Day and we sit gazing out the window, our visit coinciding with the arrival of Harmattan winds, a seasonal visitor here, dumping tonnes of Saharan sand on Western Africa and shrouding Lagos suburbs in a thick white Christmas fog.

The omnipresent generator kicks in just outside, a voracious city’s power supply often failing. There’s the crow of a brave Christmas rooster ... (more)

Tags: christmas, travel, africa, lagos, postcard, lekki. nigeria, harmattan

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