An ever-changing list of things I’d love to do! Do we have any in common? Let me know in the comment section below 🙂

My Living List

Become a Published Author
Visit Obudu Cattle RanchJune 2017
Learn To Speak French Fluently
Be a Movie Extra
Solve a Rubik’s Cube
Watch the Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara/Serengeti – We got close enough to do this but we missed it 🙁
See the Opera House, Sydney
Visit all 36 Nigerian States – 23 down, 13 to go!
See the Northern Lights
Visit Petra, Jordan
Explore China
Climb Kilimanjaro
Attend the Calabar Carnival
Visit the Taj MahalJanuary 2016
Run a Marathon – Color me Rad 5K – 2015, Access Bank City Marathon – 10K – 2018. Good thing I didn’t specify the length! Update: I have been told not to refer to anything less than 42K as a marathon…errr.. nope!
Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square
Go Scuba DivingJune 2018 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Get My Master’s Degree
Explore EuropeJune 2015
Visit Russia
Go on a Southern African Tour (3+ countries at a time)
Take a Bike Tour
Grow Out My Hair
See a Live Football Match in a Stadium
Befriend a Famous Person
Visit the Sagrada FamiliaJune 2015
See CairoJune 2018
Get Featured on CNN’s African Voices
Tour South America
Take the Trans-Mongolian Train Journey
Camp in the Sahara desertJanuary 2018
Eat sushi in Tokyo
Stay at the Giraffe Manor


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    All awesome things to do. I’d say.. see the Northern Lights, climb Mt Kilimanjaro and scuba dive.

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    I already have a soft spot for you…..the way I love to explore ehn, though I have not made the time to do most of these things but I know soon. Here are some of the things I would love to do
    See the Opera House, Sydney
    Climb Kilimanjaro
    Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square
    See a Live Football Match in a Stadium
    Take the Transmongolian Train Journey

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      Hey Moji, I see we have a lot in common :). Hope we get to cross these things out soon!

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        hopefully soon…am working on it. would actually love to plan a trip on a budget for a group of friends. Would love if u could help me out. Look forward to hearing from you. 😀

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    I’m glad I stumbled over your blog, also have this ‘fever’ for traveling, been to a few countries, mostly North America, Europe and as far as South Korea but I have only done one African country, Benin. I just realised my fear for doing road trips within Africa has been basically hinged on insecurity but you have just given the kick I need to chase my passion, now I’m considering do a West African Road trip during my Leave rather than traveling out of the continent, for that, I thank you.

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      Makes me happy to read this. Road trips in (West Africa) can be daunting but we’re up to the challenge! 🙂 Please write back after your trip. Would love to read about your experience.

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    You have an amazing life. I am inspired to start traveling too. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I pray that you your trips are always safe and exciting.

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      Thank you, Israel. Glad this blog has inspired you to start travelling. Share your adventures once you get up to it 🙂

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    Just came to your blog for the first time even though I follow you on twitter and ig and I must say your blog is amazing. I’m a traveller too and your posts are so inspiring and I am going to start travelling more within Nigeria and West Africa thanks to you. I have a quite a long wish list too but half the time end up postponing trips.

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      Thank you, Tokini! I’m really happy to know you’ve decided to explore West Africa and Nigeria more. Can’t wait to see what you get up to. Feel free to reach out for tips if you need them.

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    Hi dear,

    Lovely blog about your travels.

    Heres my list: Visit all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (

    As of July 2018, there are a total of 1,092 World Heritage sites.

    Thats enough to really keep the exploring spirit alive and kicking till I’m old : )

    I plan to start soon and record my journeys in my own blog just like you.

    Thanks for the inspiration to start that I needed.

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      Hi Roland, Thanks for visiting my blog. You’ve also inspired me to make a similar list of World Heritage sites I’ve visited and want to visit, how many have you been to so far?

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    Hi..! Amarachi, your blog i must say is amazing. I have travelled most of West Africa and currently working on my Pan – African Travel Website Project dedicated to first time travellers to the African Continent, Its taken me a bit of time and i keep going, its a passion. Also not left out is my Travel Website on Nigeria. I did like to have your contact, i could share a few tips on my project sites maybe you may offer me a few advice.

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    @Amarachi Awesome Blog ,Amazing story I totally connected with this piece keep up the good work 🙌🏼 P.s you can also check my Blog on word press @Etomi Ruth Omar Diaries Cheers

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    Elizabeth marlin

    Hi Amarachi,
    I love your list. I’m inspired to travel and explore the world by this. Even though, I have a bucket list, I have not even made an effort to start. Not everyone is lucky or blessed to follow their passion and dream. I’m proud of you. I hope to start my bucket list soon.

    Marlin Elizabeth

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      Hi Elizabeth, I hope this blog inspires you to start following your passion soon. Take baby steps first and scale up later 🙂

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      Hi Elizabeth,

      You should start soon, there is so much out there to discover, a lifetime may actually not be enough, so start Now!

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    I got to your blog because a friend in UK get turned back at the Airport due to Yellow card.. we are sorting it out and would update you.
    While going through your Living List, I noticed you have visited the Sagrada!
    nice one, was in Barcelona in December 2014 while on a tour of few countries in Europe (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain) and the Sagrada was indeed a Monument, had to get a visual guide book of Antonio Gaudi

    if you plan a group tour soon, will love to join.

    let me continue my tour of your pages, will keep you posted on the Yellow fever card issue.

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      Thanks, Olumide and wow, sorry about the airport incident. Hope you guys sort it out without any more stress.

      I loved visiting Sagrada Familia as well. I was very fascinated about the completion time but now, it doesn’t seem that far away.

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    Hello,love your blog. Exploring the world is also an hobby for me. I couldn’t travel anywhere outside the country last year but i hope this year would be different. Keep up the good work!!! Also, which country in Europe would you recommend i travel first?

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    Nice work here, would love to try out Zanzibar first.

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