Reading Living: What I’m Packing

Packing for a 2-week trip is stressful. Packing for a whole year is a nightmare, especially when you are on a budget and have to keep things within the airline baggage weight limit. There’s packing, weighing and then unpacking in order of least necessary and least expensive to replace, until you get a combination that is relatively satisfying. Continue reading Reading Living: What I’m Packing

How to Get A Nigerian Passport

Now many sites here will tell you there are 2 ways to get an International Passport in Nigeria;
Online and Offline method and they are right. But as your friend, I will tell you that for now, there is really just one. Let me explain. Continue reading How to Get A Nigerian Passport

Indian Visa Requirements for Nigerians (2018 Update)

Whatever your reason, going to India from Nigeria requires an Indian visa. This process can be daunting especially if you need to travel for medical reasons. This post is  an attempt to save you time and money by preparing you for your visa submission at the Indian Embassy. Visa Requirements 1 photocopy of your passport data page 2 identical white background photo passports showing your … Continue reading Indian Visa Requirements for Nigerians (2018 Update)

11 Travel Tips for Nigerians this Christmas

Trips during the Christmas period can be hectic and exhausting, so depending on your circumstance this may not always be possible. However, it’s holiday season. Smile, talk to the stranger sitting next to you on the bus or flight. Don’t wait till there’s turbulence and you feel like you might be about to die before you say hello. Take a few pictures at your stops. Make memories and live a little. Continue reading 11 Travel Tips for Nigerians this Christmas

What To Do About A Stolen, Lost or Damaged International Passport

Losing your international passport can be one of the most upsetting experiences ever, especially if you have valid visas in it, and or are outside Nigeria. If this is your situation, this post is for you. If not, do yourself a favour and make copies of your data page and valid visas if you haven’t already. Continue reading What To Do About A Stolen, Lost or Damaged International Passport

Discovering Great Britain – Bath City Center

Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, west of London, England, or so Google says. I only rode the bus there. This city is a popular tourist destination because, as the name implies, the city is known for its hot springs and Roman-built baths. Yes, back in 60AD, Romans used to come from far and wide to soak and enjoy the hot springs. Continue reading Discovering Great Britain – Bath City Center

South African Visa Requirements for Nigeria (2017 Update)

Sequel to my previous post on South African Visa requirements, this post is an update for 2017 requirements. All the application requirements with regards to documents remain the same as those required in 2016. On this note I strongly recommend you view my previous post. RELATED: South African Visa Requirements (2016) Update Regular Visa processing now takes 7 to 10 working days, and costs N31,000. Express or Priority Visa … Continue reading South African Visa Requirements for Nigeria (2017 Update)

Discovering Delhi – Differences

Sequel to my previous post, this focuses on the stark differences between Nigeria and India.

Power Supply
In Nigerian terms “India has light constantly”. Even driving by what appeared to be a slum, I notice bulbs shining brightly. The power supply has only gone off twice and I was surprised to hear myself say “NEPA has finally taken the light”. In about 5 minutes, power supply was restored. For someone who has endured erratic power supply all her life, there’s not much to say or compare with here except to express disappointment and pray that Fashola can redeem us. Continue reading Discovering Delhi – Differences

Discovering Delhi – Survival Tips

I’ve been here for over 2 months now, touring and making a mental note of helpful information for you in case you ever find that you are heading this way. I’ll get to the point.

What to wear
In contrast to the information I found on the internet, dressing standards here are not as strict as I was lead to believe. However, you have to cover your cleavage. I’m not saying turtle neck but your “girls” must be covered. It’s confusing because exposed midriffs appear to be acceptable. A few temples require that your clothes cover your knees as well but that’s all I’ve seen. Continue reading Discovering Delhi – Survival Tips