Yesterday, 27 Oct 2016, the weather was fine, much like a very pleasant Spring day in the UK, so I decided to head into Luz for a stroll and a cup of coffee. For that I went to Polly’s in LuzTur.
As an aside, I noticed that the STOP signs which had mccann circus painted onto them have now had the graffiti painted over, so they are simply STOP signs again.
While I was down on Rua Direita (the high street), I noticed a very strange vehicle turning to go down towards the church, so I wandered along to find out what it was. Now, I did not have my camera on me at the time, but here is a stock photo of the vehicle.
The photo above is near to Lagos marina, and the vehicle I saw was labelled Tuk Tuk Lagos, but it was definitely a Tukano tuk tuk.
The main tours undertaken by Tukano tuk tuks are in Lagos, and it seems a reasonable way to see the sights at surprisingly affordable prices (and no, this is not an advert).
Tukano does one tour of Luz. It lasts an hour and a half, and it seems half an hour of that is for a passeio, a stroll. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or villa.
The tuk tuks are 100% electric and described as eco-friendly. I assume for a Luz tour they transport the beast from Lagos to Luz on a lorry. The price starts at 30€ for two. The tuk tuks can hold up to 6.
Anyway, I caught up with the tuk tuk when it had halted at the church entrance. There was one woman, one man and a small girl. The parents were taking photos of the church. The little girl was beaming from ear to ear. She obviously loves tuk tuks. And the passers by were taking photos of this exotic entourage.
Then the tuk tuk moved a few short feet down the road and halted again. This time, the stop was for the Luz ice cream factory.
Bear in mind that this was the end of October, but people were wearing shorts, sandals, t-shirts and sunglasses. Perfect weather for an ice cream, so the trio went in. The ice cream factory is bijou. It’s main product is 12 different flavours of hand made ice cream, in cones or cups. The trio took their ice cream on board the tuk tuk and off it went again, down to the park south of the Fortaleza, where the view is breath-taking.
A few minutes later the tuk tuk headed back up the hill, with the threesome still getting stuck into their ice cream. They were obviously in high spirits, as I got regal waves from the parents, and the little girl was again beaming from ear to ear.
The tuk tuk headed along Rua Direita and I lost track of it so there my little adventure ended.
The URL for the Tukano tuk tuk tours is http://www.tukanotuktours.com/ It is rated as the number 1 tourist attraction in Lagos. What I don’t know is whether Lagos Zoo is included in the competitors, as that is an absolutely brilliant day out for those with young children.