Hey Guys! Greetings from Ekiti!
I have been MIA for quite a bit, JUNE was really a busy month and I hope to make up for it this new month. I was in and around South West Nigeria just like I mentioned here and its time to give you all the juicy details.
On our voyage through the South West, we started with Ekiti State since it was the farthest from Lagos. Ekiti was by far a different experience than I am used to such that I would give a bit of me to live like them. The minimalist life of the Ikole Ekiti people which was where we settled astonished me. How can people have so little but be so happy? They live in mostly mud houses, have little or no electricity and yet they live like they own the world and were ready to share the little they had.
The following morning, we headed for Ikogosi Warm Water Spring. Ekiti has got a quite rocky terrain and this is evident at every nook and cranny.
The distance from Ikole to Ikogosi was quite a lengthy one and the road was not in great condition. However, political conversations about stomach infrastructure made it quite an interesting one. The saying that Ekiti people are one of the most educated people in Nigeria is also quite true as you could find very elderly people communicating in English Language without difficulty.
Just as the sun was about to set we got there. We paid an access fee of 5oonaira each and got in.
There is a long boardwalk with an array of plant variety and small creeping creatures at the end of which is the spring.
The spring was not as cool as I expected but the myth is true, there indeed exist water from two different sources with contrasting temperatures which eventually meet. History has it that the body of water are two hunters wives who were hot and cold tempered and who whilst fighting metamorphosed into this attraction. The one on the left is warm and it flows all the way down on little rocks and in between giant trees.
The cold water which is on the right flows out from somewhere in the midst of shrubs and creeping plants.
The body of water meet at a spot which is quite calm.
The water from the spring has been channeled into this swimming pool and could likened to a Jacuzzi if you ask me.
Ekiti was fun, I really wanted to see the Arinta Waterfalls but access is not permitted on weekdays. Shoutout to Balogun Oluwatosin for hosting us and showing us around. To those who checked on me whilst I was MIA, you guys are the realest.
Are you from, Ekiti State? Have you been to Ekiti State? What do you think about Ekiti State? Kindly Share!