Discussion in 'The Root' started by CashmereEsquire, Jul 22, 2017.
$10 each stop. No more, no less.
Yeah when i went to liberia i made sure brought small bills. Sad thing is I didnt experience any of the bribing mess in Rwanda. You may get an American tax from streeet vendors where they boost the price on stuff but police and soldiers werent on no goofy ish
Debating on Kenya or Tanzania this fall. I can do Nairobi and Mombasa for the cost of Tanzania alone, but Zanzibar >>>
Cape Verde in July... Hitting up at least 3 islands and buying a vacation spot too
All my plans for my Jozi trip are booked
20+ hours of travel time
Be honest brehs, will I be able to adjust going back to work? I’m leaving Saturday afternoon, I’ll be back in NY next Monday (April 1), and I’ll go back to work Wednesday(April 3rd)
i`d recommend taking an extra day off when you get back so you can readjust unless you are getting back to the states early in the day.
Enjoy breh. Be safe out there as well. Both in the streets and otherwise. We gonna need pics as well. I got SA again at the end of summer. Gonna have an absolute blast out there
You're gonna be fine, Jozi is only 6 hours ahead of ET in the US. You'll only need like 1 day to recover. Plus you have a 3 day week. When I got back from Jozi and Nairobi, I went to work the next day. Was a little rough at first because I was so used to not doing anything for 2 weeks and people were at full speed.
Now if you were going to Japan or Korea then you'd be in trouble. I went to Cambodia for an internship in college and it took me like 4 days to get into a proper sleeping pattern when I arrived.
Yea the travel time is gonna be bad, mine was 20+ hrs as well but I stayed up the entire night before my flight and had an edible on the 17 hr flight to Ethiopia . Took that with a nyquil and henny was done. Didn't wake up till I got to Adidas and even after that I slept for another 4 hours on the 5 hour flight to Jozi.
Had another edible and pulled up to Maboneng at 2pm on a Saturday. Live and direct in the action
Damn I can't wait to go back
Fall seems like just a bad time to visit Tanzania. May pivot and do Egypt instead, gonna look up Ghana too, but Fall I believe is rainy season
Ghana's (at least Accra's) climate is quite similar to that of Southern Nigeria. Late fall (Nov) is usually the end of the rainy season and start of the main dry season (which is the best time to visit).
December 2019 in Nigeria and Ghana is about to be an absolute SCENE!!!
December is nuts all over West Africa lol. I'm looking up Kenya and that may be the move too. Spend half the time in Nairobi and the other half in Mombasa
It's funny you mention this because just today I ran into an old classmate from middle school. She's half Nigerian and she was talking about how she wanted to hit up Lagos so badly this December, she hadn't been since like 2011. She also mentioned that one of our mutual friends went to Lagos this past December and had a ball. Was talking to another friend from college who finally went to Nigeria this past December by herself (stayed with friends) and she said the 3 weeks were crazy.
It's like in the past couple years West Africa (Ghana and Nigeria especially) have been the places to be. Even people who aren't even directly related have been flocking en masse. Crazy to think that some years back people weren't even claiming to be Nigerian and the like, now everyone wants to be out on the scene.
On a serious note, I wonder what drove this renewed interest in African travel, particularly in December
My theory is the Nigerians and Ghanaians that studied abroad (like myself) always made it a habit to come home for Christmas. For us, it was like a 2-3 week reunion to catch up with old friends. From there, word spread back to the diaspora and the social circles surrounding it. From there, it became a thing.
Honestly, I think continent wide, December is just the move. My boy down in Nairobi told me December is the best time to come down as well. I'm hearing South Africa in December is also a scene.
So many experiences I want, so little time
Christmas and New yrs are big celebrations in Liberia of partying and flexing
Not that deep. People are just off from work.
I'm talking about the interest among non-Nigerians or people that don't have direct roots (family living there, friends etc).
People have been off work for a long time. They were going elsewhere before. Now Nigeria/Ghana is the move/wave.
I'm in a group chat and you got a whole gang of black people (AAs, Hatians, Jamaicans etc) saying they've been or are trying to touch down for December.
tickets booked for Cairo lets gooo!!!!