I have to apologize for the lack of blog posts, this is due to my lack of internet access. I am back home now and I am very excited to fill you in on all the exciting details of my trip. To make everything go smoothly instead of doing this a day after day thing I will break down the rest of my Nigerian trip into two/three sections and then the Dubai trip into two posts.
After my last post, my family and the cousins I was staying with took a road trip to Ibadan or IB as its affectionately called. The trip was around six hours and the meeting of cousins I hadn’t seen in four years was about as awkward as you’d expect it to be. After the original awkwardness had passed, the bonding ensued. I learned a new card game called ‘School’ that could tear apart families, lets just say an X-Box met its maker. The lack of internet and fluctuating power left my phone dead, so I wasn’t able to take a lot of photos.
The next day was fun-filled. The first thing was driving to get our passports renewed, and that was a whole journey in itself, then the gang of twelve kids headed over to my big mothers house to hang with another set of cousins we hadnt seen in awhile either. This house I have to tell you is absolutely gorgeous– But who forgot to take pictures… this girl– just imagine a manor with beautiful grounds and the biggest tv you ever laid your eyes on. The first two days were sort of slow but the bonding and hours of watching Indian soap operas were gold.
What I did forget to mention that Nigerians love soap operas and the newest craze are dubbed Indian soap operas. I do love Bollywood movies an unnatural amount, but I cannot stand shows that are dubbed, but I will admit that I got a little caught up in the ridiculous drama.
My father hired me a lesson teacher, and I will let you know the disaster that occurred next time…