3 simple reasons why I’ll never force my friends to support my work

 Friends will naturally support you. Maybe not with EVERY blog post you write, but one in particular that they really enjoyed so decided to share. Not only does it show support, but it gives you an idea about something specific that they liked about your work. Not everything you do will appeal to your friends….

The most expensive city break!

I had done bits of research into a part of Europe I’d never visited before, but heard so many great things about Stockholm, as well as many other parts of Sweden.   On a city break, I usually take £150-£200 which lasts me the 48-72 hours I usually spend there. For Stockholm, the spending money I…

My favourite place in the world 

“What’s your favourite country visit?” is often a hard question to answer. I’ve just returned from the glorious motherland, my parents’ original home, and experienced it in the best way I could imagine. It’s refreshing knowing that through my social media accounts, I was able to change ignorant minds and thoughts about Nigeria. The government…

5 things that make Lagos better than London 

I am indeed back in the motherland and probably my favourite city ever! 72 hours in the buzzing city of Lagos has showed me the many things London lacks in comparison to it: 1. The freedom to build a house from scratch and do whatever on earth you want with it. I met several people…

I launched my blog a year ago. Here are major key things I’ve learned:

  Happy birthday to my blog! (Thanks, WordPress for the reminder). It’s been a great year for blogging. I released thisishannahajala.com at a time where I felt quite isolated, and it’s honestly been one of the best decisions ever! Here are some things I’ve learned along the way:   Consistency is key. If you want…

What kind of journalist am I?

It’s a question I’ve been asking myself since the start of this year. I’m entering my third year of working in broadcasting full time, and must say; what an incredible journey it’s been! From having 6am starts, to all-nighters, to hours too long to even classify as overtime. Through all of these experiences working on…

The Africa they will never show you!

Many of my photo posts from Ghana are a good example when saying the phrase ‘the Africa they don’t show you’ – often I received quite strange questions and responses when speaking about my excitement to spend my Christmas holidays in Ghana.   “Do people speak English there?” “Wow, there are beaches there?” Seriously?! Ignorance…

The time I met another travel blogger in the motherland 

Say hi to Tiffany Afia. A recent graduate from University of Kent, born in London, and has a big love for travelling. Rather than then falling into the dilemma of finding a job or further study after university, she decided to start a new life somewhere with familiar-ish surroundings. Thousands of miles away.  "They say…

My beautiful connections of 2016

It’s been a very brilliant year for networking and meeting people from several areas of life through the most interesting circumstances. Social media has funnily enough become the driving force behind this and with that being said, here are some pretty amazing people I met this year that are doing awesome things that you should definitely…

The 5 golden rules when flying alone

So whilst embarking on my sixth flight and holiday of the year, I, Hannah Ajala almost missed my flight! It’s a long story. But these are important tips I learnt and will forever ensure to keep them in mind for future. Have someone to hold you accountable so you keep organised. Even if they’re not travelling…

What being without internet for a few days taught me

Gasping for the chance of wifi at every chance I could get, and not being able to fully utilise at work seeing as I come to work, to actually work, then turned into the choice to no longer care that I’d be going home after a long day to no internet. At first it was…