Travel Recommendations For Northern India In Winter

Do you have plans of visiting northern India? Before going there, you have to consider these travel recommendations for northern India in winter.

Family Vacations: 10 Tips When Travelling by Car With Children

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Seven Tips For Travel Trips

We love taking trips, whether it’s a short road trip, or a longer trip by air to some distant exotic place. But all too often we fail to plan for our trip and the result is frustration and annoyance. Here are seven tips for your travel trips.

Cruise Holiday Tips For Smooth Sailing

A cruise holiday requires planning in order to be the best it can be. Check out these tips to have a cruise experience you will remember.

A Time To Unwind In An All Inclusive Family Resort

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

5 Beautiful Things About the Fulanis

5 beautiful things about the Fulanis

One of the most malign ethnic groups in Nigeria is the Fulanis of Northern Nigeria. The news that makes headlines about them are their clashes with farmers. Thus, many Nigerians have the wrong perception about them. As such, here are five beautiful things about Fulani people.

They are the biggest nomadic people in the world

There is no argument that Fulanis are the biggest nomadic people in the world. According to research, around 13 million of the 20 million Fulani people are nomads They are born nomads as they walk for kilometres with their cattle in search of food and water.

They have a unique and colourful dress culture

If you see a Fulani man or woman, you can instantly identify them by the way they dress. For instance, in Nigeria, men sometimes wear a hat with three tips on it while the women adorn their hair with shells or use henna to decorate their hands and feet.

The Fulani language is spoken across Africa

The Fulani language is spoken in over 15 African countries. It is also one of the major languages spoken in Nigeria. Hence, it is essential to note that Fulanis are not present only in Nigeria.

They practice Islam

Most Fulanis are followers of Islam. This should not be a surprise to anyone as they are from a part of Nigeria where Islam is the dominant religion.

Their livelihood is weaved around cattle

Fulanis are very dependent on cattle. Every Fulani no matter their status in the society 'must' own cattle.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Top 5 Tasty Nigerian Soups For Tourists

Top 5 Tasty Nigerian Soups For Tourists

Soups are very important in Nigeria as they are usually served alongside swallows like Eba, Amala, Fufu, and Semo. In Nigeria, we have an uncountable number of delicious soups. In fact, as a tourist, you are spoilt for choices. As such, we share the top 5 tasty Nigerian soups for tourists.

Edikang Ikong

Edikang Ikong soup is native to the people from Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. It is prepared with a lot of pumpkin leaves, water leaves and assorted meat as well as beef. It is quite nourishing.

Efo Riro

Efo Riro is a rich vegetable soup that is widely prepared among the Yorubas. The vegetables that can be used to cook this soup is Efo shoko(Green Amaranth). If this is not available you can simply use spinach.

Bitter leaf soup (Ofe Onugbu)

Bitter leaf soup is very popular in Eastern Nigeria. The name bitter leaf soup can discourage you from eating it. This is not the case as the traces of bitterness is removed by squeezing and washing the leaves several times.

Miyan Kuka

This soup is made from baobab leaves. It is mostly eaten in Northern Nigeria. Hence, when you find yourself in that region, make sure you have a plate of Miyan Kuka with Tuwo Shinkafa (mashed rice).

Abak Atama

Abak Atama Soup is a delicious soup popular amongst the Ibibios of Akwa Ibom. The name is derived from the two main ingredients- Palm Fruit Concentrate (Abak) and Atama Leaves.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ibadan Misconception Disproved

Ibadan Misconception Disproved

The perception Nigerians have about the city and people from Ibadan is bad and quite wrong. The city and people have been repeatedly maligned. They are branded local, uncivilized and old-fashioned. This is absolutely wrong. But, according to social norms, when you keep saying the same thing about people or a city and their way of life, such statements, whether they are true or not become acceptable. In line with this, we discuss the magnificence, beauty, and culture of the city called Ibadan to help dispel or disprove some of this perception.

About Ibadan

Ibadan is the state capital of Oyo State, Nigeria. It has a population of over 3 million and arguably the largest city in West Africa. In addition to this, it is the most populous city after Lagos and Kano. In addition to this, Ibadan used to be the headquarters of politics in West Nigeria. Ibadan, unlike Lagos, is very conservative and it is a perfect place to getaway.

Places to Visit

Cocoa House

Before Nigeria became obsessed with PMS, the nation focused on agriculture. The South West had cocoa which was well cultivated long before oil. The Cocoa house is a symbol of the impact of Cocoa had on South West, Nigeria. It was built by late Obafemi Awolowo in the 60s. This building is the first skyscraper ever to be built in Africa and it was constructed from the proceeds of cocoa sold for export.

Mapo Hall

Mapo Hall is a monument you can’t miss in Ibadan. It is located next to the Bere Market in Ibadan. The building, which was just recently refurbished is a home to the courts and visitors who will be wowed by the outstanding pillars and the general structure.

Agodi Garden

Agodi Garden is a wonderful park in the heart of Ibadan. It covers over 13 acres of land. It has a zoo, forestry, love garden, and recreation. The view of the Agodi Garden is spectacular.

The Bower’s Tower

The over 60 feet tall tower is on the hill top of Oke Are in Igbo Agala (Agala forest) area of Ibadan. It is the highest hilltop in the city and it has about 47 spiral staircases. The tower gives a panoramic view of all the important places in the ancient city.

Old Oyo National Park

The Park sits in the north-western part of Oyo State and it is about 160 kilometres from Ibadan. It has an area of about 2,500 square kilometres and harbours a wide variety of wildlife. It is a place to relax and have fun.

Hotel to stay

One of the popular hotels to reside in Ibadan is Owu Crown Hotel. The hotel is a first class hotel located in Monatan, Iwo Road highway, off the Lagos-Ojo Expressway. The Marketing Manager of the Hotel, Ayotunde Fabamwo said: “Owu Crown Hotels Ibadan is the only international hotel operating in Ibadan and is designed to extend warmth and hospitality combined with the local Nigerian flavour to visitors. The location is also in good proximity to local amenities such as the airport, motor parks, banks, shops and service stations.

“The hotel’s facilities include 80 rooms, suites, and apartments, an all-day dining room with its own private dining area, suitable for family gatherings or business functions in addition to a lobby bar and pool bar. The rooms are fully air- conditioned, with WiFi internet access, cable TV etc. Additional facilities include swimming pool, gym, meeting rooms, business center, and restaurant, private dining and lounge bar.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9 Must Know Tips to Help You Fly Like a Pro For The First Time

9 tips to help you fly like a Pro

Doing something for the first time can make you very nervous and anxious. It is even worse if you are boarding a plane. Although the experience may be pleasant, the unpalatable things you have heard about flying may scare you. Beyond this, there are other important things that can disrupt your flight which you are probably unaware of because you are flying for the first time. In line with this, we share nine things first-time flyers must know to enjoy their flight.

1. Arrive at the airport super early

Whether you are travelling within or outside Nigeria, you should arrive at the airport super early. This will help calm your nerves. But if you are first time flyer and you arrive late, you would be disorganized and uncoordinated. Consequently, you may miss your flight. Alternatively, you can arrive a day earlier and lodge in one of those airport hotels.

2. Keep your carry-on bag small and light

You should carry a portable bag where you can keep your valuables like passports and other important travel documents. It is easier to reach, anytime you need them.

3. Get in your seat and power down

You do not need to show everyone on the plane that you are a first-time flyer. It will simply reveal your stupidity. When you get on board, choose your seatmate carefully, sit and switch off your phone or place it on flight mode.

4. Do not tip indiscriminately

There is nothing wrong with tipping. You can if you want to. However, don't just tip everyone that demand money from you. You may end up tipping them with all your pocket money.

5. Avoid junk food

Eat proper food, not junk. You do not want to throw up at the airport or on the plane. It is highly possible that you may throw up because you are overwhelmed or anxious.


6. Don’t carry cash

It is not advisable to carry cash when you are flying let alone for the first time. You may lose your money. Before you travel, contact your bank to know how you can get an ATM card that you can use anywhere in the world. Besides, if you want to carry cash, do not carry too much cash.

7. Do not patronize touts to exchange money

There are all sorts characters at the airport. So, be careful who you deal with. Never patronize touts especially when it has to do with currency exchange. They may change the money at a higher rate or give you fake currencies. There are bureau de Change wherever you are travelling to.

8. Bring your headset

Your headset will keep you company when you are bored or anxious. You can listen to your favourite music. This will distract you from your worries about flying for the first time.


9. Don’t be fearful

Do not think about all the stories you have heard about flying. You should believe that nothing will happen. If you dwell on it for too long, you may end up not travelling. It is not easy but you have to ditch your fear or paranoia.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4 Reasons to Visit Owerri This Easter

4 Reasons to Visit Owerri This Easter

Owerri is located in the heart of Igboland in Eastern Nigeria. It is the capital of Imo state and one of the most tourists friendly state in that part of the country. As Easter beckons on us, so many people will be searching for destinations to visit and getaway. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency recommend that you include Owerri to your Itinerary. We share reasons why you visit Owerri during Easter.

You can fly to Owerri as they have the Sam Mbakwe Airport which is about 14 miles (23 km) south of the city. That is if you do not want to go by road.

There is so much to do

You must have heard about the statue of Jesus Christ in Imo State. It was modelled like the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. It is located at St. Aloysius Catholic Parish, Abajah and it has a height of 28ft. You can check out the statue. Besides the statue, you have the Oguta lake, Nekede Zoo, Owerri Amusement park, and Mbari Cultural and Arts Centre among others

It is inexpensive

You don't need to break the bank to travel to Owerri. It is inexpensive to explore the many tourist attractions in the state. It is devoid of all the shenanigans of a typical city like Lagos. In fact, you can book a hotel for as low as 3,000. Wow!

Owerri is always animated during Easter

For Igbos who didn't travel home in December, Easter is the only opportunity they have to go see his/her people. Hence, Owerri during Easter, Owerri is bubbly and lively and their hospitality and warmth won't allow you to return to your abode.

Ng-ofe-oweri tasty food

Tasty Meals

The gastronomic endowments of Owerri are one of the best in South East Nigeria. You will salivate when they serve you the indigenous Ofe Owerri. This is the most widely eaten soup in Owerri and it is usually eaten alongside Akpu. Just ask a local to take you to the best restaurant in town for you to have a taste of this soup. You will lick your plate. In fact, without tasting this soup; your visit to Owerri is incomplete.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

5 Simple Beach Hacks For Beach Lovers

5 Simple Beach Hacks For Beach Lovers

The beach is an amazing place to have fun and relax with your either your friends or significant other. But if you truly want to have an unforgettable time at the beach, and avoid regretting going, here are some beach hacks to ensure that you enjoy every second you spend at the various beaches in Lagos including Elegushi, Eleko, and Kuramo. The only thing you need to do is to take certain small items along with you to the beach.

Rub baby powder to get rid of sand

The beach sand is one of the annoying things about going to the beach. In some cases, it may be impossible to remove the sand when it sticks to your leg and foot. You can rub baby powder on your legs to prevent the sand from sticking. Also, you can use the same baby powder to get it the sand off.

Bring slippers. Don’t walk barefooted

Sometimes the beach may be unbearably hot that you find it difficult to walk. So, never forget to bring along a flip flop. This will also prevent you from walking barefooted when you remove your boots, sandals or simple wear. It is easier to just wear slippers.

Use balloons to unblock ears after swimming

When you swim or dive in the beach, it likely that your ears will be clogged or blocked with water. So, rather than using your hand to hit your ears to remove the water, you can inflate a balloon several times to unclog your ears.

Deal with sunburn with fresh aloe vera

When you expose your skin to the sun for a long period of time, it burns and turns red. So, if you are sunburned at the beach, you can use fresh aloe vera to smear the sunburn spots. You don’t need to worry.

Keep your wallet, keys, and cell phone

You can’t leave your money, phone, and wallet at home because you are going to the beach. You have to get creative and develop your own exclusive beach locker. Whatever you come up with, ensure that your valuables are not stolen.If you are staying in one of the best hotels in Lagos, you can leave them in the room.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Good Business Travel Insurance For a Worry-Free Trip

There are times when you need to go out of town and to another country for business reasons. This often happens if you're an executive or a high ranking official of an organization or company. If you're one of those 'important' office personnel, you should make sure that you don’t travel without business travel insurance.

Now, why is that? Well, suppose you urgently need medical assistance abroad. Your employer is not present and the medical bills will be shouldered by you alone. What if you don’t have enough money to pay the medical bills? But if you have business travel insurance, you don’t have to worry about a thing.

There are also other situations wherein a good business travel insurance can benefit you especially if you're a self employed individual on a business trip. For instance, you become a robbery victim. Your lost valuables may cost a lot but since you have business travel insurance, the insurance provider will take care of your stolen things.

Before choosing any business travel insurance, you have to check with the country of destination if the insurance is acceptable there. You can also ask the insurance provider about this matter. Remember, if the insurance cannot be used in the country that you're in, all medical and emergency costs will be shouldered by you. Business travelers need a specific business travel insurance because the policies differ from one another. You can find worldwide, backpacker, and specialty policies that is a variation of the business travel insurance.

Simply follow these things and you can find good business travel insurance:
  1. When you're comparing several insurance policies, you need to look into the cover benefits, product features, and exclusions. Do not focus mainly on the policy's price.

  2. Give yourself time when choosing an insurance policy. This way, you can cancel a policy if you realize that it does not meet most of your needs. Don’t worry because you can refund your money afterwards.

  3. You have to choose between a single and annual travel insurance. If you're going abroad on one occasion only, you'd better go for the single travel policy. But if you need to travel several times within a year, choose the multi-trip annual insurance.

  4. By choosing the multi-trip annual travel insurance, business trips conducted during weekends can still be covered.

  5. Tour operators and travel agencies often give special offers to their clients. Remember that you should not jump into any of their promo offers unless your business will benefit from it.

  6. Whenever you're traveling, it would be best to bring a copy of the insurance policy and the helpline number. Keep it somewhere safe; not in your wallet.

  7. Good business travel insurance should have medical coverage. Try to understand the coverage of the policy.

  8. If you're the boss and you're sending your employees abroad for business trips, you need to have them insured as well.

  9. While you're looking for good business travel insurance, why not consider getting one that also covers car rental.

  10. Be sure that you choose a provider who's been in business travel insurance for quite some time now. The company should have a good reputation and entertains customer's questions.
By following these things, you're bound to find good business travel insurance. Start your search now and the next time you travel, you can relax and enjoy the trip without any worries.