This piece was written by Funbi.S. Two Christmases ago, she opted to visit Brazil for two weeks. Sounds like a distance and a whole lot of money travelling from Nigeria. However, she had a cost saving tip. Brazil is second home to her (having lived there for 6 months) and she opted to stay with her friends and family. This is why she chose Brazil in the first place. Her entire trip set her back less than $2000. Not bad for 2 weeks in Brazil.
Airlines: South African Airways, Turkish Airlines.
Visas: Required for Nigerian passport holder. Tourist visas takes an average of 3 weeks to process. See embassy website here.
I opted for a place where I had friends who could house me and help a sister save some money. So all I needed was ticket money and small pocket money, the solution was Brazil, because second home.
I got in touch with one of my good friends Stephanie and she was all too glad to host me and plan a fantastic 2 weeks stay in a region that I had lived in for a couple of months and no it was not Rio or Floripa or Bahia but Porto Alegre in Rio Grande Do Sul (The Serra- Gaucha region). As I am now getting old I was not looking for a club hopping holiday experience but a chilled and also a bit of adventure holiday.