Work without play made, who? Jack a dull boy? No this time, Evelyn a dull girl. But no, we took time off the busy workshop schedule and went for sight seeing.
Nigeria is a beautiful country, I must admit, when you are this side of the world, [read East Africa] we hear a lot of stories about West African countries and most of them not so impressive... but I totally have a different view being on ground.
The people are good and friendly, well - at least the ones I have had contact with at the hotel and am enjoying my stay in this beautiful country.
The Zuma Rock is a large monolith located in Niger State, Nigeria. It is just north of Nigeria's capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna, and is sometimes referred to as "Gateway to Abuja."
It is depicted on the 100 naira bill. Zuma Rock is 725 meters above its surroundings.
It is amazing how nature works, this is really a wonder from God, the rock seen from the front is cut out to be like a face of someone, and it has 'waters' dropping down it's face - looks like tears or sweat, and no one cut it out to be that way, it just happened, NATURE!
From behind, it is curved like an elephant...
The tour guide told us a few of the stories surrounding the rock, it is believed that some people think or believe it is a god and they go there to worship it. There are surrounding little rocks that are believed to be "sons" and "daughters" of Zuma?
What was interesting to note was that, in the neighborhood, just a few miles away from the rock, are houses that the government built but it is believed that people refused to enter the houses... I wished I stayed here so that I can just go and enter the houses..lol!
But seriously, I love nature, I love to see such things that can not be explained by man, but are just there in wonderment.
If you are planning a trip to Abuja, or Nigeria, be sure to check out the Zuma rock.
Pictures speak louder than words...
Zuma rock, seen from behind
Side view of the Rock
Took this picture on the road side, quite far away from the rock
That's the front view of the rock
Pointing at the rock
Part of the GWIM55 team, excited at this great adventure
GWIM55 team photo
Another team picture