Thursday, March 8, 2012

I’ve been a bad Blogger

It’s been forever. I got to spend some quality time with the family. I figured I might as well do it now cuz no job is going to let me do that. Nigeria was hot, humid, and dusty…..but its home and it was good to be home.

It was a great experience reconnecting with my roots. I had almost forgotten what it felt like to live in Nigeria. The ups and downs, NEPA (cuz they will never be PHCN to me) taking and bringing light at odd hours. Not being able to hear over the generator, lizards trying to use your house as a holiday inn. Police harassing bus drivers, swarms of okada’s darting in between cars. It was a circus but I loved it. I wish I could go right back but not really. Within two months I experienced two strikes, twice fuel scarcities and had to buy gas at twice the pump price.

I was able to spend some time in Abuja. It was my first trip and it was awesome. Felt like I was in a different country. The first thing I noticed was the cleanliness. Clean is one thing the streets of 9ja are not. The transportation is cheap the cab drivers are polite. It was a welcome shock; Abuja is on the list next time I’m in Nigeria.

The trip back was long and stressful. Continental airlines claims they didn’t have aviation fuel *eye roll*. Spent about 4 hrs in that hot ass airport in Lagos, at least they put us in a nice hotel. All in all I rate them a 6/10 because the food on the plane sucked even more than airplane food should, and their staff were really rude. They got the extra points because of the hotel and the price of the tickets.
I’m back in the states now and back on my grind aka job search. I promise to keep in touch.

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