NOMAD OF THE WEEK: EKPEMI EKHABAFE

December 16, 2015

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 Epkemi Onare Ekhabafe – Our nomad of the week/kindred spirit describes herself as ” an amateur world traveler, travel blogger and travel photographer trapped in the body of a lawyer and labour law researcher” (sounds awfully familiar :)! )  She is a nature lover and will take holidaying in a good old cabin surrounded by trees and mountains over big cities. Follow her journeys on http://travelholique.com/. Instagram: @travelholique.

When planning a vacation, what determines your destination of choice?

I know I am a millionaire but cost almost always determines my destination – Cost of tickets, cost of visa processing, cost of living, cost of posting instagram pictures… cost! cost!! cost!!! I also like to go to places I know locals or at least try and get in touch with locals before I arrive. There is nothing like seeing a city from the eyes of a local. Couch Surfing has been very helpful in this regard.

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Finally, I am drawn to nature. So I would rather go to Queenstown than Copenhagen (I apologize Anders, if you ever get to read this. If you don’t, never mind). I want to see raw beauty, water bodies, water falls, climb cliffs and sometimes I pretend to be interested in Old Towns, castles and museums too. (I’m so sorry Janice, but you saw this coming. :p)

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What is the one thing you cannot do without when you travel?

Errrm, camera!?! I know I am meant to soak in the scene and all that but after that what next? pictures of course.

Most memorable thing you have done during a holiday.

There is so much memories to choose from but the first that comes to mind was when my friends and I traveled to New Zealand. We rented a car for a day trip to Mount Cook/ Aoraki National Park and did the Mountain hike. I literally almost passed out but the end was worth it. We got to see (and taste) the mount cook glaciers.

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Every avid traveler has a travel bucket list. What’s on yours?

  • Visit Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Visit Trolltunga, Norway
  • Visit Antarctica
  • Visit the Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
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sources: www.travelnet.is

 What is your favorite travel quote?

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

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Where is that ONE place you have to see in your lifetime?

Santorini and Mykonos, Greece … lies! My dream destinations include Kabul, Afghanistan, Tehran, Iran and Petra, Jordan (I would add Islamabad and Peshawar, Pakistan but let’s leave that out in case my mum reads this article).

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source: www.jamaln.com
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source: forums.cgsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Reply

    Miriam

    Nice piece!!!

    I love her list of dream destinations tho. Very out of the ordinary. I wonder when I will muster enough courage to venture near Afghanistan and Iran. I’ll just wait the pictures.

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    Miriam

    Nice piece!!!

    I love her list of dream destinations tho. Very out of the ordinary. I wonder when I will muster enough courage to venture near Afghanistan and Iran. I’ll just wait for the pictures.

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    chiny

    Kabul:). I definitely want to go there, especially after reading Khaled Hosseini”s ” A thousand Splendid Sun”. In love with your dream destination list, if you do plan this trip, please let me know:),I surely would want in.
    Great Read!!!

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    Travelholique Anonymous

    Thank you all for the kind comments! @Chiny, you should read ‘and the mountains echoed’, you will be buying a one way ticket in a heartbeat.

    @miriam : don’t worry I will travel there so you don’t have to 🙂 but allow me point out that the USA has had more unrest than Iran. Just goooooo 🙂

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      chiny

      I have read all his books. “And the mountain echoes” truly captures Kabul. Middle Eastern writers describe their countries so vividly.

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    ozii

    hello guys pls kindly follow me , i love ur blog

    1. Reply

      naijanomads

      Thank you very much 🙂

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    Kristie

    Hello Naijanomads, I would love to travel but i dont have a travel partner, Do you have suggeestions?… from a person that wants to explore but needs a travel partner

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      Amarachi

      Hey Kristie,

      You shouldn’t let the lack of a travel partner hinder you from exploring. Traveling solo can be very rewarding.

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      naijanomads

      Hi Kristie, we get this request alot hence our nomad of the week segment. You can reach out to any of them via the contact information provided in the Q and A. And I echo Amarachi’s thoughts! DO not let lack of a partner hinder your exploits!

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      Travelholique Anonymous

      I will be your travel partner only if you are good in photography 😉 pictures

      1. Reply

        Travelholique Anonymous

        photography/taking pictures

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