After the last staycation at Lighthouse Beach House, I was itching to go out of Lagos for a weekend. I went through my ever growing list of staycation options and settled on Ibadan which turned out to be a great choice, it afforded me the opportunity to take the new train from Lagos to Ibadan and finally explore the renowned International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). As soon as my mind was made up, I requested for a travel partner on my travel group and within minutes, I found the perfect person.Continue reading “Taking The Train From Lagos to Ibadan + A Weekend Staycation At IITA”
Weekend Getaway in Lagos: Lighthouse Beach House
I started following the development of Lighthouse Beach House in its late stages sometime last year via the founder’s instastory. It was easy to tell that they were onto something different from the usual beach house getaway locations in Lagos. Sometime in 2019, I expressed my disappointment at the state of Croc Smile beach house so it came as no surprise that Lighthouse bought it over and carried out some major renovation work on it.Continue reading “Weekend Getaway in Lagos: Lighthouse Beach House”
Weekend Getaway in Lagos: Epe Resort and Spa
Epe Resort and Spa is a hidden gem located on the outskirts of Lagos. My first visit to Epe was in 2018 to explore Epe Mangroves, we visited on a Sunday when the roads were free so the journey time was short. This time around, our road trip to Epe Resort & Spa from Surulere lasted over 8 hours because we had to pick members of our group at different locations along the way.Continue reading “Weekend Getaway in Lagos: Epe Resort and Spa”
Weekend Getaway in Lagos: Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate
The first time I came across Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate was early 2019 via Travel with a pen, it immediately went on my to-visit list. After canceling my Cape Verde trip because of the pandemic and flight restrictions, I was itching to go anywhere near me to relax. A friend suggested IITA which in turn reminded me of my desire to visit Lakowe Lakes.
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Restaurant Review: Cafeteria Nigeria
The first time I came across Cafeteria restaurant on Instagram, the promise of hangover cures on their bio caught my attention. Immediately, I added them to my must-try list and convinced my friends to come along for a restaurant review.
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Restaurant Review: RSVP is Perfect For Date Night in Lagos
For a restaurant that has been in business for over five years in Lagos, RSVP is one of the few restaurants you can count on for good food and service every single time, they’ve definitely hacked this consistency thing.
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Weekend Getaway In Lagos – PopBeachClub
Last weekend I had the opportunity to get away from the usual hustle and bustle (my English Teacher would be proud) of central Lagos to relax with the good people of PopBeachClub.
Most beach houses/resorts in Lagos require long drives so I was relieved when I heard the locations would be Tarkwa and Ilashe as it would only require a short boat ride to both destinations. Of the two destinations, my favorite was the Tarkwa beach house and you’ll find out why shortly.
Hiking At Ado Awaye || A Visit To Africa’s Only Suspended Lake
These days I find myself jumping at opportunities to visit new places and create new memories. It didn’t come as a surprise to my friends when I impulsively decided to join a group of people to go hiking in Ado Awaye, Oyo State and visit the popular suspended lake – Iyake Lake. Did you know that there are only two suspended lakes in the world and the Iyake Lake in Nigeria is one of them? Continue reading “Hiking At Ado Awaye || A Visit To Africa’s Only Suspended Lake”
Life Lately + Burgers ‘N’ Shakes Restaurant Review
I feel like I owe you guys and myself this Life Lately post. It’s an attempt to explain my absence from the blog and encourage myself to get back to writing. There’s a review of Burgers ‘N’ Shakes with a ton of food pictures all the way down, it’s part of my apology. At the beginning of the year, I really thought I would be able to put out at least one blog post weekly knowing fully well I had a very busy year ahead but a girl can dream, right? But life happens and sometimes sheer will just isn’t enough. Here’s what I’ve been up to; Continue reading “Life Lately + Burgers ‘N’ Shakes Restaurant Review”
Weekend Getaway In Lagos: Jaybee Beach Camp At Tarkwa Bay
As with most adventures that involve money leaving my pocket these days, Cassie brought up the idea of going to Jaybee Beach Camp to spend a night camping on the beach, having fun by a bonfire and just generally forgetting the daily struggle that comes with living in Lagos.
It didn’t fit into my budget at the time so we decided to shift the staycation to August. Come August, we started calculating the cost of the staycation and it didn’t fit into both our budgets so we decided to throw it open like we did The Lakehouse Vacation and after a few back and forths, increasing our original number of 5 because quite a number of people were interested, we had more women join us to share the cost and fun.
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