Happy Siblings Day!!!
Every 10th of April is a day to celebrate relationships with siblings. Siblings are special gifts from God that should to be celebrated everyday. The bond we share with our siblings is real. No wonder they say
”blood is thicker than water”
But unfortunately, we do not celebrate them as much as we should. Really, celebrating siblings doesn’t have to be a special occasion/party (well, you can decide to do it whichever way you want). It could be something as simple as going on a trip together. This definitely beats every other thing. This concept of traveling isn’t as popular as the ones we are quite familiar with: group travel, family vacation, lovers trip, etc.
Sometimes on social media, when we see photos of siblings that travel together we get really excited (I really can’t wait to go on trips with my siblings). In our Nomad community, we got some favorite photos of siblings that travel together.
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My Sister and I had the pleasure of becoming #nomads for the final weekend of #Jan2018…. We had a rather ambitious plan of experiencing three cities in one weekend and boy did we experience fully!!!😅. The photos in this post were taken on the first day of our #travel in Cotonou and Ouidah, Both coastal towns in Benin Republic and less than 1 hour apart…. We first saw Tokpa market, then the Etoile Rouge (the Red Star) in the Cotonou city centre and the Ancien Pont as well as The Cathedral of Notre Dame of Misericorde all in cotonou…. and Then proceeded to the #magical / #fetish / very #historical town of Ouidah where we held live snakes🐍 in our hands at the Temple of Pythons, and right across the road made the sign of the cross and said quick prayers at the Basilica of Ouidah, We saw the tree of forgetfulness monument, walked through what used to be known as the Gate of No return where Humans sold into slavery were finally shipped off to other parts of the world against their will….. We saw the memorial of the year 2000 grand Jubilee as well which paid homage to the Christian missionaries who brought the message of Salvation to the Kingdom Dahomey…. Day1 of our travel was just wonderful…. We experienced unprecedented kindness from complete strangers who helped make our travel experience much easier and more fun and we didn’t have to keep asking strangers to help take our photos ❤️🙏🏼 #westafricantravelweekend #wanderlust #history #art #shortgetaways #inpursuitofknowledge #inpursuitofhistory #travelbunnies #backpacking #sisters #naijanomads #religion #spirituality
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Horsing around in a field of phalluses! Literally! 😂 We had such a funnn time checking out Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibit @highmuseumofart. This room was the first we went in and is called "Phalli’s Field". It's actually Yayoi's first infinity mirror installation (1965). Here are a few tips for you if you are planning to visit the exhibit: * * 1) There are 7 "rooms", although 2 are actually peepholes. So you can physically enter 5 rooms. There's one room where pics are not allowed. * * 2) You are alloted 20-30 seconds in each room. The room attendants actually have stop watches and will open the door to let you out when your time is over. Make best use of time cos it goes like that! * * 3) You can do rooms 1-6 in any order. Room #1 is the first one you get to and the queue was long, as people naturally just stop here first. Skip this room and do the other rooms which have shorter queues then come back to it. * * 4) They let in 2 or 3 people in the infinity rooms at once so you might have to split up or join someone else's grp. Not a big deal * * 5) You can do the rooms as many times as you want. You just have to join the queue again. We went into our favorite room 4 times! But it was a Thursday and it wasn't crowded. Our queues were 10 mins at most. I hear weekends are crazy crowded. * * 6) Each room has a 4 cube storage box at the entrance where you can store your bags and coats so you don't have to take it all inside. * * 7) Room 7 is the last room, once you go enter, you can't go back to the other rooms. So only proceed if you know you are done viewing the exhibit!
There are quite a lot of benefits of traveling with siblings. If you haven’t considered traveling with your siblings, in this article, we’ll push you to do it.
YOU UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER
Nobody understands you better than your true blood. No matter what happens when you travel together, they’ll understand. Hardly will there be issues with them.
THERE’S SOMEONE TO COPE WITH YOUR SILLY BEHAVIOR
Some siblings can be very annoying atimes. Traveling with a stranger (in a group trip) you may not be able to express you real behavior. Even if you do, they might not feel comfortable and cope with you. But when you are with your siblings, you can d whatever you like: act annoying, take silly selfies, do many other things and they’ll still cope with all of that. (they are already your siblings so there’s absolutely nothing you can do other than to cope with them. It’s fun actually).
SPLITTING BILLS IS NOT A PROBLEM
One of the troubles of traveling with friends or strangers is bill splitting which sometime leads to arguments. With your siblings, you do not need to worry too much on splitting your bills. You can always harass them if they haven’t paid you, without it leading to argument (ain’t they your siblings? They won’t pose any trouble).
YOU BECOME MORE RESPONSIBLE
Regardless of your age, when you travel with your siblings, you become more responsible. You do not only take good care of yourself, you will also look out for the others wherever you find yourself (you honestly don’t want anything to happen to any of your siblings, else your parent will hold you responsible). This will sure increase your level of responsibility.
YOU LEARN NEW THINGS ABOUT EACH OTHER
Wait till you leave your comfort zone and see what you never thought your sister/brother could do. You will be surprised how differently your siblings act in the midst of strangers.
Traveling with siblings can be so much fun but there are a few risks that comes with it. When traveling with your siblings, it’s important that you note these 5 advise.
GET COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE
No one prays for bad things to happen but to be on a safer side, it is advisable to purchase a travel insurance.
INFORM YOUR PARENTS OF YOUR TRAVEL PLANS
Let your parents/guardians know the country you are traveling to. Do not keep them in the dark. If possible, let them have a copy of your itinerary and accommodation details.
SET RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN YOU REACH YOUR DESTINATION
If you are the oldest, you should give friendly rules your younger ones should follow on the trip.
GIVE EACH OTHER COPIES OF YOUR VITAL DOCUMENTS
Ensure you all have copies of each other’s vital documents for back up. One of the siblings might lost theirs, so having their documents, they have something to fall back on.
LET YOUR SIBLINGS KNOW YOUR ABOUT YOUR MOVEMENT
If you are going out on your own, let your siblings know where you are off to. Do not just leave their midst without giving them any information, especially if your younger ones are minors.
Siblings can be very annoying but they are the best to travel with. Siblings that travel together are the happiest!
Have you ever travelled with your sibling? If you haven’t, is it something you would love to happen?