A tour of the Great Benin Empire

A tour of the Great Benin Empire

My first trip this year was to Benin city, Edo state in Nigeria. Edo state is in the South-Western part of Nigeria with Benin as the capital. I needed to see my aunty and also tour the city. I am also from Edo state and my hometown is about an hour drive away from Benin. This city has a rich cultural heritage and was one of the most developed states in West Africa before the British invasion in 1897.  You can watch Lancelot Imasuen’s movie, Invasion 1897 for more details. I checked Tripadvisor for the list of tourist places in Benin

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A tour of Badagry slave routes and relics

Happy new year to you all. I pray that 2017 will be the best year ever. My last trip in 2016 was to Badagry. Badagry is a coastal town in Lagos state, Nigeria and it is situated between Lagos and the Seme Border, Benin Republic. It is historically known for been the main port for the exports of slaves from Nigeria to Brazil and other countries during the slave trade era. I visited the slave museums and learnt a lot about how the African chiefs gave massive support to the Slave traders. I also visited Whispering Palms Resort. My first visit

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My date with Amala Skye in Ibadan

Sometime this month, I had to be in Ibadan for two appointments and since they were on a Thursday morning and a Saturday, I decided to just sleep over and take a tour of the city. A little introduction of the city >>>> Ibadan is the capital of Oyo state located in the South Western part of Nigeria and it’s also the country’s largest city by geographical area. It used to be a former British protectorate. A trip from Lagos to Ibadan should ordinarily be around one hour and thirty minutes but I spent three hours on the road. This

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Looking for my Barack in Washington DC

Yaayyy!!! I’m so excited. This is officially my first post on the blog 🙂 🙂 🙂 . One of my favorite hobbies is to tour new places. I have gone on solo trips and driven about one to six hours on a mini vacation just to tour. Early this year, I was undergoing a training with a company I had planned to work for in North Virginia, USA. One of the major attractions to this company aside the free guest house in a posh area of town was its proximity to Maryland, Washington DC and New York. Some guys in

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