Did you know that the original name for Calabar was Akwa Akpa, from the Efik language…
Well now you do and you are welcome for the little history lesson there lol. I traveled to Calabar (I hate travelling by the way), two weeks ago for my granny’s burial. The town is pretty much the same (I would know, I lived there for a few years).
It’s still a very clean and quite town and time just seems to go by very slowly there. My opinion! Anyway, after the burial, a very good friend of mine Josh, suggested that we attend the fair holding at the marina resort.
Brilliant idea! Marina resort is a very nice tourist spot. It’s like a mini theme park (with just one ride though lol). It also houses the museum where you can see and learn about the slave trade.
There’s a film house as well and an area where you can sit and chill with friends. I must say its a beautiful place. Its got quite a large body of water too around it so yup, you can jet ski. Cool right?
The fair was themed ”Taste of Calabar” . I kind of compared it to Mente De Moda here in lagos. People had their wares and stuff on display.
There was food, good music, clothes, drinks and lots of people. I bumped into a few old friends and I must say I had such a good time. Thank you Josh for dragging me out.
I took quite a number of pictures but I don’t want to go overboard so ill post just a few. Enjoy.
I kept stalking Mr spidey hoping he would show me a trick or two. Bleh! No such luck. I had the angry watermelon cocktail (last picture) and it tasted so good.
Have you been to the marina resort? Kindly share your experience & thoughts in the comment section.