My 30th in Istanbul

30th in Istanbul 2018

Istanbul awaits!

Merhaba, all…

A few weeks ago I went to Turkey for my 30th birthday. Unfortunately, my husband could only join me after a few days. The thought of traveling to a country I have never been to and a country where English is not one of their official languages, never mind spoken too often, was very daunting for me. I had some serious mixed emotions, as I am a person with serious wanderlust, but also an inexperienced traveler.

Interesting fact: Turkey, and particularly the city of Istanbul, is transcontinental. This means it is divided into two contents, namely Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus strait divides these two continents. Although Ankara is the capital of Turkey, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. Istanbul is also the largest city (by population) on the European continent. CONTINUE READING

First Month in Lagos, Nigeria

I’ve been in Lagos for just over a month now and it has been quite an eye-opener. From the culture and weather to the food. There is so much to tell about this vibrant, energetic city, but let me begin with some of the things I have noticed in terms of food.

1st Month in Lagos, Nigeria

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Last Couple of Days in South Africa

Last Couple of Days in South Africa

BIG NEWS: we have moved to another country

In September my husband got offered an opportunity to work outside of South Africa. It took a few weeks for the offer to come through and I didn’t think much of it, because it wasn’t exactly what we were looking for. After much deliberation and negotiations, he was offered a contract in Nigeria. It was such a big work opportunity, one that would be silly to decline. CONTINUE READING