Let’s face it, Nigerians are no where close to being Adventurous, we barely ever do road travel in a bid to discover the other end of the country. Long distance road trips are only popular among the Igbos and that’s most times during Christmas when they are off to the East to see family.
Road travel especially by public transport are not very comfortable and that’s why people altogether try to avoid them. I took a short one to Abeokuta this last weekend and I was only able to endure it as a result of these useful tips. Take a look and let me know what you think.
1. Wear loose, comfy clothing.
This is not the time to wear snugly fitted clothes. Keep it simple and casual. The only thing you want restricting your movement is the seat belt. Thats if there’s one 🙁. I stopped at my friend’s house when I was in Abeokuta and she was surprised that I wore slippers from Lagos to Abeokuta but Brah! I couldn’t be bothered o. Comfort over anything else.
2. Comfortable Seat
If it requires getting early to the bus park if you’re going public, DO IT! Due to the abysmal state of public transport facilities in Nigeria, the worst thing that can ever happen to you is 2 or more hours seated on a bad seat, its excruciating.
3. Minimal Water
If you have an overactive bladder, you should minimize your fluid content. You don’t want to be the one calling for pee breaks all the time. I think this is one that annoys the hell out of me. Also, if you have a stomach bug, it’d be nice to postpone your trip :D.
Although some bus companies who do long distance travel provide breakfast, You might want to get a little something for when those hunger pangs start to pop since you cannot trust how hygienic these are. Also, buying stuff by the roadside isn’t eactly hygienic either.
Do you have any other road travel tips. I’d love to know