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Fruit vendor sign at the Ministry of Agriculture market
In Barbados, i’ve noticed a couple of signs, names of restaurants, or street signs that I found pretty funny. Here are the ones I managed to take a picture of, for your viewing pleasure….
Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and all Angels Bridgetown
Anyone who has visited Barbados can testify to her sun-kissed beauty. For me, after months of non-stop researching and deciding on Barbados as the country I wanted to move to and at some point hopefully attain dual citizenship, I was finally here and I joined the Barbados lovers bandwagon.
Her turquoise blue waters laced with white sandy beaches, coconut trees that tower into the sky giving it a picturesque view, rocky east coast with high tide waves that splash back and forth with full force, eroding rocks that have stood firm for thousands of years on this island. Sugar cane plantations sprawled across the island remind you of the rich history that gave birth to the Bajan people and a culture founded on rum. Some call it paradise, others come and never want to leave…
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After spending 3 spectacular months in the “Holy Land”, it was time for my trip to Barbados (you can view my previous post here). For this trip, I booked a 6 months return ticket with Lufthansa at $1,180 per passenger which was a steal considering it was peak season. As explained in my previous post, I had no plans to use my return ticket so I didn’t know what to expect at immigration and this made me anxious for my trip but there was no turning back now! The flight route was TLV to FRA to BGI , my connecting flight was with Euro-wings and total flight time was 16hrs 30mins including layover. I found it pretty cool that there were direct flights to Bridgetown from Frankfurt albeit a long one.
My flight was for 5:20am Israeli time and at 1:00am I left for the airport to start my journey. During check-in at the airport, Lufthansa made us (my husband and I) check in our hand luggages and we were only allowed to take our laptop bags with us on the plane. I found this completely ridiculous as it was not the start to my trip I had planned. However, the TLV to FRA flight was a breeze, 4hrs and we reached Frankfurt, layover time was 3hrs and after the usual security checks, we waited in the transit area to board the plane. While waiting, I connected to the airport wifi to surf the net and the Ukrainian airlines plane crash that killed 176 people in Iran was plastered all over the news as we were about to board our plane, the sad news made me even more anxious but I had to shake it off. 30mins later, we boarded Euro-wings heading to Barbados for a 9hr 20mins flight phew!
I decided to move to Barbados and in case you’re wondering why, here’s a little story about my situation. I’m a Nigerian meaning; of the 190 countries in the world I can only visit 45 countries visa free or by attaining visa on arrival, 34 of those being African countries. Therefore, I need a visa to visit almost all the countries that make up the first world. Crazy right? Basically, my passport sucks, and i’m sick and tired of spending half my life at embassies chasing visas.
After much research on how to get another citizenship and seeing as i’m not a millionaire or anywhere near rich and cannot afford to attain citizenship by investment for countries like St. Lucia, Grenada, Malta, Montenegro, I had to think outside the usual box.
Acknowledging my unique situation, I realised I had to take the long way around this and tic tac toc, I came to the conclusion that I would like to become a Barbadian citizen…
2019 has come to an end and like every crazy ass year before, there’s no taking back all the time I’ve spent on social media scrolling mindlessly for hours instead of reading a book. I’ve spent precious hours of my life watching TV shows like 90 day fiancee, GOT and other guilty pleasures that consume my time like quicksand. I’ve spent 365 days of my life doing what exactly? From working, to complaining, chasing trends, randomly browsing through online stores, buying all this shit I still don’t need, engaging in twitter wars, taking naps longer than necessary and the list goes on.
January 1st every year is a day rife with long lists of dreams, goals and aspirations for the new year and some of us started this year with grande plans to divide and conquer. I for one had plans to write more often and not care what anyone thinks because it gives me satisfaction, to start a YouTube channel with hopes to one day earn cold hard cash like Ryan Kaji, to lose the extra stomach rolls among other things. But here I am again, on the last day of the year with some stupid excuse as to why nothing’s changed….