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On My First Visit to Port Harcourt City: 7 Things I Noticed

21 Aug

On My First Visit to Port Harcourt City: 7 Things I Noticed

Port Harcourt city is a dream destination for someone that is good at combining Tourism and Entertainment.

The city is undergoing transformation into a stunning haven for business and tourism.

With a wide variety of attractions and existent landmarks, you can spend a month in the ‘Garden city and not get bored.

Port Harcourt is one of those places where you can be and feel at home regardless of popular opinion.

Even if you are visiting Port Harcourt for the first time, you are not going to miss out on the dramas that the city has to offer you with boundless opportunities for unforgettable experiences for locals and visitors.

If you are yet to visit this multicultural city that is flourishing with affluent history and tourist attractions, here are 7 things I observed and I am certain you will notice them on your first visit to Port Harcourt city also:

1. Impressive architecture and Incredible scenes

Port Harcourt is a city with urban pleasures; it offers a combination of striking construction and an incredible view, with natural and well connected beauty.

The city has an interesting scenery and it’s beautiful at first sight; it gives you an impressive feeling – the kind that makes you feel like you just entered a place full of everyday fairy tale.

2. A Hustler’s Metropolis

Everyone wants to have a taste of the quantum petrol-dollar that comes out from the city of Port Harcourt.

In every corner of the city, you definitely would see people struggling to survive and pay off their various bills.

This is one city that has a lot of smart people who can cut corners to achieve their goals.

They are all hustling to get a slice of the next big thing.

3. A Destination for An Expressive Night Life

Night time in Port Harcourt is the dawning of new day for most residents.

You cannot afford to miss the colorful and exciting nightlife in the city.

A lot of silent places in the daytime suddenly come alive with music and activities that drag night movements from homes to hubs, joints and hotels.

4. Lavishing Lifestyle

The Port Harcourt City lifestyle is themed by expensive recreation, luxury homes, posh cars and rejuvenation.

Everyone living in the city wishes for their piece of the oil money to build their own paradise. Port Harcourt is a changing business environment and a well laid back city to enjoy life.

The Oppression of the wealthy can be seen around easily and class can be identified within seconds.

5. Living in Port Harcourt is not as expensive as People Assume

Truth is, things are not really cheap but that doesn’t mean that Port Harcourt is notoriously expensive as rumors carry it.

You will notice that you can still get a lot of affordable things if you really know where to get them.

6. Well laid-back Commuters

Unlike Lagos State, a lot of people coming here the first time might expect to find the rush for buses or cabs.

Here, commuters are calm.

They decide their choice of transport system in an orderly manner.

This trait does not end only with its transportation but in every aspect of their life.

I bet some Lagosians who are fond of rushing into buses would find this unusual.

7. Unavoidable Traffic Jam

You just cannot miss the dreadful traffic jam in this city.

Some people may prefer Lagos when it comes to traffic jam.

Because they could easily escape it with the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit System or even the new train system that is functioning now.

Not in Port Harcourt.

You just have to prepare your mind to be patient and literally move a little slower than a snail especially during the rush hours; morning and evening.


I am sure you must have had your own share of experience on your visit or stay the city of Port Harcourt.

We would appreciate if you can educate us.

What are the things you notice the first time you visited Port Harcourt?

Share them with us in the comment area below:

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