“I keep hearing them having sex”- 5 unfortunate downsides of travelling alone

Okay so last year I did something crazy different. It’s no secret to many of you that I quit my job, moved 5000 miles away from London and lived in Nicaragua by myself for a few months. As drastic as it seems, I never really thought of it as a big deal until I arrived. Hence the reason why I did very little prior research, about … Continue reading “I keep hearing them having sex”- 5 unfortunate downsides of travelling alone

Why I Travelled Over 5000 Miles for a Job, But Quit The Next Day

Typical, just so typical of me. The taxi driver had to drop me off in Central Park  instead of the location of my new job in Leon, Nicaragua. Silly me for me to have forgotten to write down the actual address!! Well another thing, it’s not a real job per se, it’s what one could call a ‘work-for-stay’. The deal is that I work 25 hours … Continue reading Why I Travelled Over 5000 Miles for a Job, But Quit The Next Day

I thought ‘you don’t look Nigerian’ was a compliment

In the wake of Trump’s battle to ban muslims from the US, notions of citizenship, race and nationalism has caused me to reflect upon something that I have personally battled with my whole life. As a British-Nigerian with dual citizenship but choosing to reside in neither of these countries, the question of “where are you from” is often a question that causes me a certain level anxiety.  The … Continue reading I thought ‘you don’t look Nigerian’ was a compliment

How £2 Taught Me My Biggest Life Lessons of 2016

So in 2016 I made a huge decision to quit my job and move to Nicaragua. This decision was met with mixed emotions as I watched people I knew back home purchase their first home, buy new cars and get big promotions at work. Meanwhile I’m 5400 miles from home, broke as hell, lonely and struggling to pin point any significant progress in my Spanish (which was the whole point of being moving in the first place). But the amount of personal growth I’ve made from being in Nicaragua has been more worthy than me being able to afford any car in the world! I just didn’t think it would have anything to do with C$70 cordoba (£2) haha. Continue reading How £2 Taught Me My Biggest Life Lessons of 2016

Fears & Tears, Laughs & Loneliness- My first 10 days back in Nicaragua

The Countdown Begins For a long time I was telling my mother not to drop me off at the airport,  I can handle this all on my own. But I was in denial. In reality I was a hot mess, trying to bottle in all the tears at any given moment whenever I was reminded that this is possibly the last time I will live in London. As I … Continue reading Fears & Tears, Laughs & Loneliness- My first 10 days back in Nicaragua

What started out as a momentary excuse had became a reality that would change everything

8.41am Tuesday 16th February It’s my first day back at work after several days of fun under the sun in Rio de Janeiro. I am in Dalston Kingsland station. Not my usual station, but Dalston junction is closed for the next 10 days. I’m cold but glad the train has finally arrived. Only to find that the train is so packed, even the tip of fingernail wouldn’t … Continue reading What started out as a momentary excuse had became a reality that would change everything