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...

TRIP TO TURKEY: HOW I ENDED UP AT A MEDICAL TOURISM CONFERENCE IN PAMUKKALE, TURKEY

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How in the world did that happen? Trust me, I asked (still ask) myself the same question too. I am not a medical doctor. Neither do I have any medical degree or background. However, I found myself at a medical tourism conference in September. How does a travel blogger/content creator end up at a medical tourism conference? Isn’t that supposed to be for Doctor’s, health professionals or people in the Medical Tourism business? I’ll be telling tales if I said...

TRIP TO TURKEY: GREEN PASSPORT FRIENDLY WITH CONDITIONS

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Tedious visa application processes are struggles Nigerian passport holders are awfully familiar with. As a Nigerian, applying for visas can be so stressful. The struggle begins right from downloading and filling the visa forms. I remember researching the procedure for obtaining an Indonesian visa. After seeing what it entailed, I immediately put my EAT.PRAY.LOVE dreams on hold. It almost seems impossible to live your best travel life with this passport. People say the reason for this is our international reputation....

TRIP REVIEW: ADIRE MAKING AT EPE MANGROVES

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We love getting feedback (negative and positive) from the nomads after every trip! We recently visited the Epe Mangroves and it was nothing short of amazing. This trip was so different and everyone loved it. We explored the Epe community, canoed across the mangroves, made adire (adire is indigo dyed cloth produced by Yoruba women of south western Nigeria using a variety of resist dye techniques) and explored the fish market! Where else can you get that except Naija Nomads?...