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Walking the West African Slave Trade Routes

Walking the West African Slave Trade Routes

It’s one thing to read about the (trans-Atlantic) slave trade and a completely different thing to immerse yourself in an experience that takes you back in time, following the not-so-exact footsteps of millions of men, women and children sold into slavery in the 15th century, when the era began. Over […]

The JJC’s Guide To Tourism

The JJC’s Guide To Tourism

Are you a JJC when it comes to touring places, home and abroad? If yes, don’t fret. The rules of tourism are pretty simple and straightforward. Here they are; 1. Signs and maps are for the weak! For the weak, I say! Be adventurous! Get Lost to find yourself. Coincidentally, […]

Venice: A Second Time Around

Venice: A Second Time Around

Venice has always been my dream city. I got to visit for the first time a few years ago when I toured some parts of Europe. I’m afraid I didn’t do the city much justice at the time and I have always longed to return. Luckily, I got the chance […]

Flash Fiction: The Reincarnation

Flash Fiction: The Reincarnation

Few days after Uncle Nnekedi died, I woke up to the glare of a cockroach perched on the wall. I thought I recognized its pair of twinkling eyes and this made me think of a belief of ours that every man will be reincarnated. What he came into the world […]

Destination Spotlight: Lagos!

Destination Spotlight: Lagos!

So, Lagos is turning 50 this month, so it’s only fitting that it would be the first city we discuss on ‘Through Our Eyes – destination spotlight’. I think virtually everyone who lives here as a sort of love-hate relationship with the city. Lagos can be maddening and deafening! You […]

A Wild-Wild South Adventure

A Wild-Wild South Adventure

During our trip to South Africa, my sister and I travelled 5 hours to get to Kruger from Johannesburg. We were really keen on seeing some wildlife, so we narrowed down our options to two places. Lion Park in Johannesburg and Kruger National Park. Unfortunately, we were unable to visit […]

Yaay! We did it! Wildlife Saved!

Yaay! We did it! Wildlife Saved!

Today, I got an email from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) with this headline – SUPERHIGHWAY REROUTED AND WILDLIFE SAVED! THANK THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT You can’t imagine how much joy this gives me. This is honestly one of the best news I’ve heard this year! OK, here’s a quick recap, so […]

10 Things I Never Travel Without

10 Things I Never Travel Without

Apart from essential travel documents, a camera and of course cash and cards, there are a few essential items I always make sure I have before any trip. In no particular order, here are some of the things I never travel without; Medicine Most importantly, malaria medicine. I would normally […]

The West African Tour Movie

The West African Tour Movie

My sister and I recently spent about 10 days travelling from Lagos to Accra by road. Not all days were spent on the road of course. Our trip was broken in parts. I wrote about them in the first part of this series. (Recap of our trip in Grand Popo […]