I have always been wanting to travel somewhere very far from Nigeria, but since 2013 I have started saving my money, e never even reach ordinary Ten thousand Naira, I hope y'all would donate to my cause, say about 5000 miles, lately I have been a sucker for the Caribbean, I spend hours researching on the internet when I of course have nothing important doing. During one of my IG expeditions, I stumbled on this write up on Barbados by on of my instagram crushes/blogger Afoma Umesi.
Barbados is a Caribbean island East to the island of St Vincent & the Grenadines. It is a popular vacation spot with breathtaking beaches and some of the friendliest locals you would ever meet, and also the birthplace of musical icon Rihanna. Very interesting fact about Barbados is that it is completely visa free for Nigerians.
There are 11 parishes on the island and here are ten things you should do when you visit;
Eat breakfast at Bliss Café
A cute cafe just 2 minutes from Dover Beach and then stroll to the beach with a belly full of waffles.
Take a drive to Crane Beach
You would be blown away by the most stunning turquoise waters. Take many pictures.
Go to Bridgetown (The Capital)
Tan at Carlisle Bay
There’s no better beach to catch a tan on than Carlisle Bay. Bring a good book, rent a lounge chair and relax.
Visit Harrison’s Cave
It is an underground limestone cavern, fondly called the 8th wonder of the world by the Bajans.
Take a stroll on the boardwalk
Meet other tourists and perhaps have an early dinner at the Tiki Bar.
Visit the old town of Speightstown
It just might steal your heart.
Go to the Oistins fish market
Preferably on a Friday night for Oistins Fish Fry Friday. It promises great music and even better food.
Engage a tour company
Go on a tour of the island with one of the many tour companies if you can. It really makes for a more complete experience.
And if you’ve got the big bucks, you should definitely do the Submarine Tours.
If you ever had Barbados on your list of countries to visit, then make sure you do at least five out of the ten things listed above and if you did not, add it, grab a map at the airport; there’s no better country to be a tourist than Barbados!
PS; Don't forget to take me as your hand luggage, Been looking for a way to cross River Niger. Missed you guys a lot though.
Heya people! Who missed me? Who??? I can only see a few hands, guess what guys. I am bringing back one segment of the blog. Who still remembers my crush in the bank, I know I just left you guys in the dark as regard to that. What actually happened was that I was no longer having issues with my mastercard, so I didn't go to customer service to see Claire that much. I only catch a glimpse of her whenever I go to the bank and she happens to be in the banking Hall. Just like a couple of days ago.
Immediately I entered the bank, the first person I saw was Claire then the security man that operates the door and handles one ATM thingy inform of a tablet. She looked so beautiful as always in her white midi gown and flat shoes. I immediately sized her up and smiled cos I am still taller than her, hehehe don't mind me guys, am not that tall. Am just your regular 5ft 8iches guy. But it gives me joy that the number of females that would be taller than me in every gathering are always very few. I actually do love it when Bae has to stand on her toes just to kiss you, well that doesn't mean that Bae should be below 5ft 4inches so we won't give birth to small small things (me darling, short girls, pls don't hate me. Am trying not be a sexist). Anyway I immediately stopped looking at her before someone would start shouting sexual harassment and omolomo would be sued to court.
After joining the queue for fast-track deposit, I occasionally threw glances at her, as she walked majestically inside the banking Hall, she walked towards where I was standing, then wandered off to meet other customer care staff of the bank that stayed downstairs. While observing her like a private detective I remembered one comment my friend made. The dude can be a hater sometimes, he said "You are a jobless student, just stop wasting your time with Claire. She has a job + You don't have a job = Hopeless", I just smiled like a crayfish that won 1 million Kuwaiti Dinar. My joy was short lived when I heard NEXT PERSON!!!!!! I swear that voice wasn't even romantic, sounded more like a banker who has been hungry since morning. So I hurriedly made my deposit and started looking around to see if I can catch a glimpse of Claire, but unfortunately she went upstairs before I finished. And I wasn't even in the mood to climb the stairs. Anyway I haven't been to bank since the last time I saw her because Guaranty Trust Bank Umuahia Branch has been sealed for a couple of days now.