Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe.
If there is one airline that has had a very rough few years, it is Arik Air Nigeria. I’m not one for kicking a dog while its down but a friend sent me a message inquiring about flights to Jos from Lagos. And that was how the conversation on Arik air and their mishaps came up. We shared personal experiences and I couldn’t believe some of the things he said so I thought I’d share mine with you.
Just to be clear, This is not one of those “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” kind of posts. I don’t want you to think i stopped being cool and didn’t have any fun in Vegas so I thought I’d tell you about the few cool things I did. (In my mind, I’m cool! So go with me on this one please)
Speaking of how to spend a weekend in Cancun, I have something special for you guys today! I literally just got back (IJGB… if you don’t know) from one of the best vacations ever! I was in the US for 2 weeks between October and November and in between this trip I had planned a trip to Vegas for my friends 30th Birthday (Coming in another post btw) for 4 days and that was supposed to be it… End of Vacation! SO, I thought to myself, what am I to do in Houston for 2 weeks? Suddenly, I remembered this list I made a couple of years ago “List of Countries you can visit with a US visa”. And I’m sure you can already guess Mexico was the first on the list.
Every trip out of Lagos begins with an infuriating experience at Murtala Mohammed airport. From having to duck from punches being thrown at airport officials by visa rejects to these same airport officials rummaging through ones underwear/bikini bag, it’s simply not fun. After both ordeals, still, I was optimistic. After all, my sister and I were headed to what The Telegraph had described as the ‘The Island of Magic’ for 4 days. However, this trip is a sturdy reminder that nothing good comes easy friends.
I wish i could explain how much i hate applying for visas before any trip. But i can’t… I can’t explain it!! How do you explain the most thought provoking procedure that can be easily simplified but is deliberately made to be gruelling and tasking so as to discourage potential migrants? Let me stop here before i make this post about my lack of enthusiasm for embassies and their tourist visa procedures. If you are interested in touring South Africa and you require a visa, check here on their Visa procedures and submission.
Anyway, I visited South Africa in January 2016 for the first time and I was in no way disappointed i made that trip. I have made a list of the top 5 Things i did in SA between the top 2 cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town. If you are ever in South Africa, I hope this helps make your trip as wonderful as it did mine.
“Your shoes are too nice” he said. They will definitely get ruined!
“Can I wear flip flops?” I asked nervously looking down at my new pink Nike 4.0s and wondering if I could run back up to my hotel room to change.
Our tour guide and driver shook his head and said no.
I said Very well then. These are the only sneakers I have. i’ll just walk really carefully and try not to mess them up.
I got in the van and we started making our way from the hotel in Condado to the eastern part of Puerto Rico, towards the muddy and tropical El Yunque Rain Forest.
Sometime in late 2014 or early 2015, i’m not exactly sure which, I was on my own when a friend of mine sent me a link. It was a youtube video of people partying on a boat. Several boats more like. And they looked like they were having the time of their lives. It was a curated holiday experience called the yacht week.
It was a kind of holiday package where you and a group of friends would pay for a boat that you would spend a week on alongside other boats with other people and pretty much party through the week along different routes in different countries such as Croatia, Greece,Turkey, Italy, Thailand amongst others. So of course my not so inner party girl was definitely interested. Together we pitched the idea to another friend of ours and soon we were planning a girls trip for summer 2015 to Greece.
You know that happy/ anxious feeling you get when you are going on holiday? No?? is it just me? Right then… well, i’m always somewhat over excited when i’m going on holiday so i tend to make daily activity plans and still leave room for some “spontaneous” fun should there be need for it. I mentioned earlier, i work in the travel industry and my job always involves finding the right tourist activities for my clients. Going on holiday is one thing, finding the right activities for you and your friends or finding the perfect family friendly fun is another thing.
I know most of you have been to Dubai or seen pictures of friends and family in dubai and they all seem to take the pictures at the same place. Mostly around the Dubai mall waterfall with the sculptures of the divers in the background. No doubt those are the most famous fibreglass sculptures in the world! everybody and their daddy’s barber have taken pictures with that background
But have no fear, If you decide to Holiday in the UAE, make sure you are well aware of the many things you can do to keep the rush of a holiday flowing in your head. Here are 5 exciting adult and family friendly activities you can choose from