May this holiday season sparkle and shine, may all your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round.
Don’t forget to try something new and adventurous this season.
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Did you miss the last post on my road trip to Nok Village? Check it out here.
I was planning to go to Ghana with my friends for the Christmas break (uno visit a new country goal) but my friends changed their minds. When I heard there was a public holiday on Monday (12 December 2016), I figured it would be a great opportunity to take a road trip to the South West.
I mentioned it to a couple of people who I figured would be interested in the road trip and by Friday night we were 6 going on the road trip. Thanks to @UnravellingNigeria, we were able to plan our route and budget for the trip (15,000 pp).
We planned the trip in 2 days (Thursday and Friday) and by Saturday morning we were headed to Ekiti State. We had earlier planned to hire a taxi at Ojota Motor Park to take us to Ikogosi. However, by the time we got to the park all the taxis had gone. We were told that, if we had gotten there at 6:30am we would have gotten a taxi to take us there.
Last week, I was in Abuja for work. I decided to visit tourist attractions in Kaduna with my friends @marhoatumu and @taiofierce. We needed attractions that we could visit in a day’s trip. After researching, we narrowed down the attractions to 3 places (Kagoro Hills, Nok Village and Matsirga Waterfalls).
During our research, we didn’t see any review of Matsirga Waterfalls online which was mind boggling. But we were determined to be the first blog to review the Waterfall. We had to cancel Kagoro Hills because we couldn’t do all 3 in a day’s trip. One had to go, and sadly Kagoro Hills was chosen.Continue reading
November was awesome because I got to cross something from my bucket list (Ado Awaye Mountain). I visited Matsirga Waterfalls and Nok Village in Kaduna this weekend with my friends @marhoatumu & @taiofierce I would write about my experiences there soon.
I have particularly enjoyed working on these series because in the process of researching I usually find places I have never heard of before.
This time around we would be starting from the Enugu (the coal city).
So Aké Festival just finished and @archfandroid shared all her experience and highlights of the Aké Arts & Books Festival. If you don’t know what Aké Festival, check out our previous post here.
Few weeks after my second trip to Olumo Rock, I went hiking on yet another mountain with @UnravellingNigeria from my first trip to Olumo Rock here. This time was to a town known as Ado-Awaye not too far from Iseyin in Oyo State. We also visited Agodi Gardens in Ibadan, I would be writing another post detailing my experience there as well.
Ake Arts and Book Festival is a 5-day festival that celebrates books and other interconnected facets of the arts. The festival features master classes and workshops in various aspects of performance art, visual art, drama, fashion, music, film, dance and writing.
The 2016 edition is the 4th edition and will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta on 15-19 November, 2016. This year’s theme is “Beneath This Skin” and conversations will focus on identity, race and individuality. The festival would also explore erotica, prison stories and horror fiction, within an African context.
Ake Festival 2016 will feature over 70 guests, 18 authors in 9 book chats, 2 art exhibitions, 1 stage play, 1 in-depth interview, school visits, 12 stimulating panel discussions, 5 film screenings, 1-day creative workshop, 1 music concert, a tour of historic sites and a night of poetry performance.
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Sigh, its almost 2017 already can you believe it?
I am just excited Christmas is around, everyone is usually in a happy mode and lots of parties and events (opportunity to dress up and look glam).
So Restaurant Week started yesterday (04 November 2016) and runs for 3 weeks (ends 25 November 2016) in partnership with LostinLagos. Over 30 restaurants will participate in providing diners the opportunity to experience “fine dining” at discounted prices with lunch and dinner packages available.
“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
– Samuel Johnson
Here comes another fantastic opportunity to be on one of our fun road trips. For those who haven’t heard about us, we are one of the guys around the country who are trying to change the face of tourism in Nigeria. Even though the task sounds like a huge burden, we have been trying our best to showcase the beauty of the hidden Nigeria that hasn’t been discovered by so many due to lack of proper information.
How was your week? Mine was meh (uneventful).
Did you miss our last post? Check it out – Where in Nigeria do you want to visit ?
October as been set aside as the National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the Department of Homeland Security and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA, a non-profit organization). National Cyber Security Awareness Month was designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about Cyber Security and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.
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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
– Terry Pratchett
It is said that Tourism is the new “crude oil” in Nigeria.
In an attempt to possibly discover hidden gems and potentially new locations. We asked the good people of Twitter NG where in Nigeria they would like to visit and why?
The responses were varied and diverse, just like the rich cultural tapestry that is Nigeria. Quoted below are some of the responses received.