EMBARRASSING TRAVEL TALES #2: I PUKED WHILE PARAGLIDING

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This piece was first featured on Bella Naija. Yes you read that right and no one warned me. I only found out it happens to a lot of people after it happened to me! All I’ve ever seen are beautiful photos of people up in the sky, throwing their hands and legs in the air. Kinda like this… Me before the act. Paragliding looks and feels very exciting till you start to feel woozy and throw up on yourself and...

HOW TO PLAN A 90S THEMED SLUMBER PARTY IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

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Did you ever go for slumber parties growing up in Lagos? I didn’t! Slumber parties were not exactly a Nigerian thing. They still aren’t. Our parents were/are pretty paranoid. If you ask a Nigerian parent (most of them) to sleep over at a friends place you’ll likely get an answer such as “is there something wrong with your house or bed?” “You like going out too much” or “stay at home and play with your brothers and sisters”. And that...

NAMIBIA: VISA FREE FOR ALL AFRICANS + TOP 5 ACTIVITIES ON MY LIST!

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Namibia got bumped up my list of countries when I saw Miss Jayla’s photo’s of this beautiful country on social media. She did an overland trip from Cape Town to Victoria falls and everything about it looked amazing! I specifically liked the Namibia part of her trip. I’ve seen tons of photos of Namibia but never paid enough attention to them. Something about her experience and her photos made me want to pack up my bags and go! I retracted...

KALE KONAK: CAPPADOCIA’S FINEST CAVE HOTEL

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It was a full on photo session at Kale Konak. The owner, Abdullah, thought my outfit was extremely beautiful and he took me to all the nooks and crannies of his cave hotel… I stayed at this unbelievably whimsical cave hotel (or should I say guest house) in Cappadocia and it was partly sponsored. Kale Konak (pronounced Kah-Lay Co-nack) located in Uchsiar, sits beautifully on the Uchsiar Hill with a view to die for. They say Cappadocia has one of...

17 COUNTRIES NIGERIANS CAN VISIT WITH A VALID U.S VISA

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I’ve always wanted to write a piece about countries Nigerian’s can visit on a valid U.S visa. This stemmed from my personal experience with the numerous U.S visa’s I have stamped on my passport. My personal experience is that I had/have no personal experience. I’ve never visited any country outside the United States on my U.S visa. It’s such a shame looking back at the amount of times I’ve visited the U.S. Oh the new territories one could have explored!...

EMBARRASSING TRAVEL TALES : MISSING MY FLIGHT BECAUSE OF JOLLOF RICE

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I wrote this piece for Kitchen Butterfly sometime in August. She was hosting a Jollof Festival in Lagos, Nigeria and wanted stories on people’s experiences with Jollof Rice. Well, good enough I had an embarrassing story to share (thanks to KacheeTee for ratting me out) and she asked me to write. When Kitchen Butterfly asks you to write, you really can’t say no. So here it goes, I hope you like it as much as she did!  Meeting my Gambian Bestie...

TIPS FOR NIGERIAN MOMS BEFORE TAKING A BABY MOON

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A baby moon is something I’ve always longed to do. When I found out I was pregnant with the little nomad, I started researching possible baby moon destinations. I knew I would have her in Canada so I had Barbados on my mind because Visa-Free for Nigerian passport holders! I was too excited and could not wait. Then I got the “news”. My pregnancy was high-risk and I was warned to avoid all strenuous activities. How would I convince my...

HOW TO POSE LIKE A FASHION BLOGGER IN YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOS

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It all started with an Instagram post. That morning, I wanted to put up a travel photo of ,Alexandriah Sho-Silva, a fashion and style blogger based in England. She was in front of the Duomo Di Milano (Milan Cathedral). My caption would have been something like “oh so gorgeous” or “perfectly posed at the duomo di Milano”. But I looked again and put out how I really felt about the photo. I respect fashion and style bloggers a lot. Posing...

GREEN PASSPORT FRIENDLY DESTINATION: NIAMEY, NIGER REPUBLIC

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We never really considered Niger Republic a destination of choice till we saw this photo from Loriade. Immediately she put it on Instagram, all the huge travel curation platforms jumped on it. Two reasons; it was/is a gorgeous photo and it was different location. It’s not every time you see people of color as visitors or even working in Niger Republic. We had to get a story from her centered around the basics of getting around Niamey. Things every Nigerian...

TRIP TO TURKEY: NAVIGATING MY WAY THROUGH TURKEY FROM NIGERIA

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“Is this how you talk to your husband at home?” “If here no be flight I for beat you well well” (If this was not a flight I would have beaten you) “Nigerians are always arguing over something on the plane”- I said to myself as I walked down the aisle. A man and lady were having a hilarious argument over sitting; the window/aisle argument. I was entertained for a good 10 minutes and even whipped out my phone to...