Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Some pictures of life at Lekki Market, Lagos, Nigeria.
Pictures below depict the house of the owner of land Lekki Market is on, who passed away last Saturday.
Horses. Yes, we still see this majestic beast on the streets of outskirt Lagos and on the beach.
Pictures below show the Lekki Market on a slow Saturday afternoon. We couldn't get there in the morning because of Sanitization Saturday (all roads in Lagos closed from 7 am to 10 am for cleaning)
The narrow alleys leading to the section of the market that sells souvenirs.
The secret to getting a good deal is to bargain on the price. Seeing foreigners, the locals tend to raise the price of their goods 3 or more times. So always haggle down the price. Offer them 1/3 or 1/2. And then walk away if they don't want to sell. They will usually call you back. And if they don't, that means its already a good price.
Handicrafts are a bountiful here.
Local vendor haggling price with Chinese tourist.
There were art pieces for sale. Couldn't bring this back to Malaysia though.
Two little people enjoying some cold ice cream on a hot afternoon.
Chess anyone? Wife wanted to buy me this as a gift since I love the game but some how I prefer a shiny, magnetic set.
Here at the market, you can buy the cloth and have them tailor a suit for you within a few hours.
I would love to get some of these for my house but carrying them over by air would be a problem.
Business come and go in a flash. I wanted to catch this pretty lady in action in the following shots.
This is the most common way women carry their young ones around. This little boy though cried when we touched him.
Lastly, look at this cute little princess, following mummy in her cute little outfit.