So last year was certainly the year I went a bit crazy with getaways – but each experience has a number of memories I’ll hold onto for a lifetime. I’ve written specifically about how to afford going away every other month as I did in 2016 (click here to read) but below are 13 reasons/ways which lead me to going away on 13 trips in 2017 and where I went:
Happy new year!
Now I’m planning to be completely impartial and non bias – I think this is possible especially being a journalist.
I spent Christmas with family in London and shortly after headed to Ghana and Nigeria. Both visits were for a number of different reasons; a wedding in each, work meetings and networking, and enjoyment!
A strong-distance friendship is a term I didn’t coin, but randomly said to one of my close friends, Marija, who lives in Switzerland. I think whether you live far away from or in a different country to one of your friends or not, there will always be distance in our friendships:
- Hectic schedules
…all seem to be the factors that widen the physical distance between my friends and I. However, that doesn’t in any way affect the friendship.
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.
“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.
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 working entrepreneurial jobs and saw that having their own house and building it the they they wanted it to is a major achievement for them.
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:
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.
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.