Destinations, Travel News / 11.04.2021

For the Nigerian traveller, 2020 seemed like a never-ending bleak year as the entire world battled the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, COVID-19. We tried to shake it off during lockdown with #DontRush and #BopDaddy challenges, virtual parties, banana bread baking, blog posts and even work, but nothing seemed to do the trick like travelling used to.  In March 2021, the Nigerian government received 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine and began to administer in phases. If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I have...

Destinations, Inside Lagos, Travelogue / 01.03.2021

Jara Beach Resort is a beautiful holiday/getaway spot right here in Lagos, Nigeria. Sometime in October, I started drawing up plans for my fiance's birthday in December. I knew I wanted to do something that he did not expect so he won’t see me coming 😃. [gallery size="full" columns="2" link="file" ids="1954,1955"] After making inquiries, I decided to plan a staycation at Jara for a few days. Because the rooms go so fast (they were 70% booked for December), I quickly locked in my dates and paid. It was so hard...

Food, Inside Lagos / 05.12.2020

다시 오신 것을 환영합니다 That’s how you say Welcome back in Korean. While my French is semi-fluent, I do not speak Korean. That greeting was solely powered by Google Translate and I do not take any blame for errors in translation. From the title, you already know this is another Lagos restaurant review; this time, myself and Yemisi visited Hua Han, a Korean-Chinese restaurant in Ikeja GRA. I can’t remember the first time I heard about Hua Han, but I know that I have wanted to visit for the longest...

Food, Inside Lagos / 09.10.2020

When I heard on the Insta-grapevine that Soul Food Lagos, a new restaurant was coming to Yaba, I was so excited. For context, I live in Yaba and what we mostly have are Spaghetti and roadside grill joints. If you don’t believe me, ask UNILAG and YabaTech students. Every street corner is filled with two things they love - Spaghetti and Turkey. As a list maker that I am, I put Soul Food Lagos on my list of restaurants to visit (you can recommend your favourite restaurants to me...

Food, Inside Lagos / 04.09.2020

Sometime in February 2020, I wanted to try out new seafood recipes. Since I live in Yaba, the Makoko Fish market was my best bet to get affordable seafood in Lagos. Prior to that time, I had heard a lot about the market and other fish markets like the Epe and Oyingbo markets. Many people know Makoko for the buildings that float on water - it’s sometimes referred to as the Venice of Africa, even though I disagree. Makoko is also known for the resilient people that thrive in...

Travelogue / 31.05.2020

is article details my experience on a trip to Arinta Waterfall, Ekiti. I talk about entry fees, how to get to Arinta waterfall as well as things to do at the waterfall. Be sure to read, bookmark, and refer to this blog post when you’re planning a trip to Arinta waterfall.  On a scale of 1-10, how often do you think I get lost on trips? Make an educated guess I might let you in on some of my travel secrets. In true Bourgie camaraderie, we decided to make the...

Inspired! / 16.04.2020

I decided to walk the talk and create my bucket list. You’ll remember that in my last blog post on how to travel without leaving your house, one of the things I talked about was creating a bucket list. [gallery size="full" ids="1335,1636,948"] What’s a Bucket List? A Bucket list is a list of places to visit and things to do before die you leave this world. A few people have coined other terms such as a “Best Life List” or a “Living list” and this just means a list of things...

Inspired!, Travel With Me / 10.04.2020

Who would have thought the entire world would be forced to take a break in 2020? Definitely not me! At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 travel plans and goals and even started saving towards them. Well, it’s April and with a lot of lives lost to the COVID-19 virus, the wisest thing to do at this moment is to stay home and just stay safe. But what about the Wanderlust Geng? How can we stay sane while staying at home? Well, we travel! Not physically but through...

Destinations, Travel With Me / 11.02.2020

Travel is not cheap, don’t let anybody try to tell you otherwise - Jadesola, 2020. Have you ever looked at my blog or travel photos and wished you could actually go on a trip, somewhere, someplace? That wish is called wanderlust and I have a couple of affordable Bourgie Travel group trips to help you fulfil those wishes in 2020. While I didn’t do a recap of my 2019 (I know I should have done it), I visited a number of new places and revisited places that are so dear...

Destinations, Travel With Me, Travelogue / 19.11.2019

I explored Northern Nigeria during the April Easter break and it still is one of the most memorable experiences I have had in 2019. Since it was a Bourgie Travel tour, I was the resident Travel director and handled everything related to logistics. I also had the best travel buddies - Frank, Asia and Favour (I left notes for y'all at the end of this blog post). L-R Favour (Slay Queen), Jadesola, Frank Ugo (Beyonce's number 1 stan) and Asia 1 of Lagos While this tour took place months ago, my...