This blog has been long overdue but as the famous idiom states, it’s better late than never! A few months ago my Instagram exploded with daily photos of my trip with West Africa and I wanted to make sure that I documented my experience.
What made this trip different is he fact that I was a young Adult who was grown enough to make decisions meaning that I navigated my journey to suit my expectations and my needs.
I have always wanted to visit the Capital which in the opinion of many has been perceived as being protected from corruption. I loved how peaceful yet electrifying Abuja was opposed to the overpopulated, rambunctious Lagos.
|Laughs & Festivities, Ekiti State|
|Visit to a National Park, Abuja|
|I even visited my old Secondary School, Lagos|
During my visit to the surrounding villages where my Dad was raised I experienced one of the highlights of the trip where serenity was the dominating aura and it was soo much easier to let go of all the worry and the constant feeling of wanting to be in control of EVERY feeling and EVERY experience rather than just EXPERIENCING. I appreciate experiencing all the strong minded Nigerians; the local foods from different tribes and even the 40°c weather.
Would I go back? Yes I would – Just not in the next year or so! That is not a reflection on the country itself but my personal struggles that I will slowly need to resolve. Who knows – I might migrate there in a few years.
Comment below to let me know you’re thoughts and any experiences of travelling to your originating countries.