Lagos is the most vibrant city in Nigeria. It’s seductive charms are legendary, and for good reason.

Inviting cafes and lounges, lustrous boutiques, top notch museums, and an impressive restaurant scene make Lagos the runway model of Nigerian cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn. However, its size and scope can make it a challenge and sometimes, you are faced with certain experiences that make you wonder at a traveler’s love with such an elusive town.

To avoid having these experiences, Jovago presents a list of 7 things you should never do in Lagos.

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1. Skip your fare in a bus

Taking public transport, including the Moluwe and Danfo buses, may be the cheap option of transportation in Lagos, but it is not free.

A fare is usually required and it is important you ensure you have enough cash to settle the transport fee before jumping on the bus. While it might be tempting to skip your bus fare, either because you think the conductor will not notice or you believe you can come up with a story touching enough to make them waive the fare, don’t do it. The public embarrassment and possible physical harm will not be worth it.

Some fare-jumpers have found themselves spending quality time at the hospital, treating wounds inflicted on them for trying to play hooky.

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