Category: Travel Stories

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Explore Culture and Beaches in Badagry This December for Only 19,500 Naira!

Our next ALL- INCLUSIVE trip to Badagry is almost here. Join us from Saturday, December 17th, 2016 to Sunday, December 18th, 2016 as we explore the edge of Lagos. We have revamped this experience to make it more exciting and memorable. It is our goal to simplify travel from and within Nigeria and explore our beautiful country. All you have to do is show up. The beautiful city of Badagry is an ancient Nigerian relic with...

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On the Rock! Join Our Day Trip to Olumo Rock This December for Only 12,000 Naira!

    Olumo Rock is a fascinating natural and historical feature located in Abeokuta, only 1 hour away from Lagos. Abeokuta also has the renowned FUNAAB Zoo. Join our day trip to Olumo Rock this December! As part of our mission to help Nigerians taste the world, we have launched several new trips at thevillagepot.com.  Nigeria is beautiful and we need to also explore the depths of our wonderful country. You can see photos from...

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“Dating in Lagos Has Been Hard” – Brice Nkengsa, A Cameroonian Expat Shares His Story in Alejo Project!

Alejo Project (#AlejoProject) tells the stories of foreigners living in Nigeria. Brice’s encounter with Nigeria began when he was 9 or 10 years old, while growing up in his home country of Cameroon. His dad had been working in Lagos for a few months when his family came to visit him for the entire summer holiday. “All I remember was the large estate with beautiful homes and a pool” he...

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A Taste of Heaven at Hell’s Gate

  One thing I love and admire about Kenya is the highly developed tourism industry. The country has invested a lot in ensuring the growth and continuity of the industry. It comes as no surprise therefore, that there are so many places worth visiting and touring in Kenya, some of which we have previously written about, like the Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Centre, Maasai Market and Ragia Falls just...

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Travelling to South Africa with My Husband and a 5-month Old Child (V14 Adventures)

  Hi There! I am Valentina Chimonez – Hynes and I am your eager and excited pilot on this journey. Welcome aboard flight V14 Adventures where I share my travel experiences as a wife and mother of one. I will be sharing helpful travelling tips on travelling with my baby, husband, friends and even strangers. It has been 5 months since I gave birth to my son, Harry – Zander...

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“Nigerians Have Such Beautiful Greetings like ‘Happy Sunday’ and ‘Journey Mercies’” – Richard and Natasha Turner in Alejo Project.

As I greet Richard Turner with the conventional ‘good evening Sir’, he warmly offers a handshake. He is tall and smiley and shares a home in Lagos with his wife, Natasha. Later, he would reflect that the way Nigerians greet is one of his favorite aspects of the culture. British born Richard Turner comes from Suffolk in England and describes himself first as a farmer’s son and then an accountant....

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8 Reasons Why Badagry is the Ultimate Vacation Destination in Lagos

  There is this misconception that Badagry is so far away from the city that it would take about 10 hours to get there. This is far from true; it took us less than 3 hours to get there from the city. Badagry is a coastal town situated in between the city of Lagos and the Republic of Benin. From all accounts, this has to be the most historically significant...

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“I Can Eat Suya for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.” – Sarah Potter’s 5 Months Living in Nigeria (Alejo Project.)

  The diversity of Nigeria attracts people of all shapes and sizes and for all colours of reasons, including pink! One British woman, Sarah Potter, came to Nigeria for five months in 2016 to assist Run for a Cure Africa in raising funds for Cancer. The organisation provides stable and accessible healthcare to women in Nigeria. For over a year, she had worked remotely with the group and took the opportunity to...

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7 Hacks to Simplify Your Life while Living in Lagos

Now, Lagosians can have all the tools they need to survive this city. Running late for work the third time in a row; I knew I could not possibly use the same excuse of traffic again. This was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back; I was officially tired and needed a break from Lagos. No matter how long you have stayed in this wonderful city, you are never...