Travel tag 

Travel tag 

A few days ago I hit 400 followers on The Pearly Life! My current tally is 431 followers and I am humbled that 400 of you follow and enjoy reading my posts. I love the continuous support and I hope to grow more with you all. Thank you so much!

So I was nominated by Oriana Notes to do the Travel Tag . Thank you so much for the nomination Oriana! I am fortunate to have travelled to countries like South Africa, The Netherlands, U.K., U.A.E and U.S.A. It’s an amazing experience to travel and study in different countries and I will answer some questions about traveling in this post. Enjoy!

What is your favourite place that you have visited?

This is such a difficult question because I love different things about all the different places I’ve gone to. However if I had to choose I would say Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. I have visited Florida almost every year since 2002! I have been going to Florida for 15 years and I still look forward to going there every year. I have tried other cities like Atlanta and New York but we realized that Florida is the perfect place for us. Florida is my home away from home. In fact, we loved it so much that we bought a house there! It’s so peaceful, nice restaurants and there are so many theme parks like Disney World (That has 6 separate theme parks), Wet N Wild and Universal Studios! It’s the perfect place for family.

Dubai was also one of my favourite places to visit. It is the most regal city I have ever visited and I had a unique experience. I loved living the Arabian lifestyle for a few days and I would really love to go again. Check out some of the posts I did on my trip to Dubai.

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If you could visit anywhere tomorrow where would you go?

Also a difficult question but I would pick Italy if I had a choice. I’m absolutely obsessed with the thought of going to Venice and Rome. Italy is teeming with history and romance. I think it would be amazing to experience it myself. A bit of context here; my parents were still dating when they went to Italy, which I think is sooooooo cute! I often joke to my parents that if my boyfriend takes me to Italy that that’s how I’ll know issa husband! LOL

IMG_3572.JPG[Mum and Dad in Italy – Early 90’s]

Would you rather go on a city holiday or a beach holiday?

Definitely a city holiday! I’m not a very outdoorsy person and I have lived in cities my whole life so it is something that feels like a second home to me.

My top three holiday essentials are…

I did an extensive post on this here! My top three essentials are my Canon camera, iPhone and obviously my passport!

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Are you an over packer or an under packer? 

I’m definitely an over packer! I just can’t stand the thought of forgetting something important so I overcompensate when I pack. This usually results in me discarding things that I packed in my destination country because I don’t have space for the new things I bought!

What is your favourite thing about going on holidays?

I love the change of scenery, the people and the culture. One of the first things that usually excites me when I get to a new destination is driving in the car, looking out the window and just realising that I’m in a new country.

Would you rather go on holidays with family or friends?

I’m going to be one of those odd people that prefers going with my family than friends. I haven’t reached a point with any friend where they will understand what I enjoy during a holiday. What my friends would probably do in a holiday will not interest me. I also enjoy my family’s company so I wouldn’t mind going on a holiday with them.

What is the most adventurous dish you have ever tried from another country?

The most adventurous dish I tried didn’t have to come from another country. I experienced it in the comfort of my house! I’m going to say edible worms from my home country Nigeria.  It looks like maggots and smells really strange but it’s actually pretty good!

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[Photo Credit: Sisi Yemmie ]

However, what I consider adventurous in Nigeria is child play for many people here. Nigerians eat snails, worms, insects, crocodiles, tortoise, horses, monkeys, snakes and some eat dogs! Any time my parents say they have eaten some strange animal I’m always in awe. My mother said the best wild meat she has tried is a tortoise! It’s less common in the city area to find these dishes, but it’s more common in smaller towns. However, snails are readily available in a lot of restaurants.

I also find it funny how snails are dramatic and expensive abroad (escargot) but we’ve been eating this in Nigeria for as long as we can remember. Come to Nigeria and eat peppered snails please. It’s absolutely delicious!

Who do you want to do this tag

I nominate

Deb Writes Blog 

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Kimberly Loves

Life of Angela 

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    • May 9, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      Like it’s actually the best 😭😭 Thanks for commenting! 💕

  1. May 9, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Interesting post. I love Italy too and Paris of course😁 I have bookmarked this to put up in future. I’ve only visited one country outside Nigeria…😉 And I’m hoping to visit another soon and then I can do this😝

    Thanks for nominating me girl😘

    • May 9, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Yes Paris is equally romantic and beautiful! I can’t wait to go there too 😍😍. Oh that’s fine! Make sure to do plenty blog posts when you travel next I’ll love to read them! Thank you so much for commenting. 💕💕💕

  2. May 9, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Nice post and congrats to 400 followers! That’s awesome! And I’m definitely an overpacker too, I often tend to come back with half of my clothes unweared! But oh well… 😉
    love, elena

    https://outnaboutweb.wordpress.com

    • May 9, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      Hahaha I so relate! try to console myself and say I’m better safe than sorry overpacking 😂😂
      Thank you so much for commenting! 💕

  3. May 9, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    This was so much fun to read! You’ve travelled to some cool places, Dubai looks so fascinating to me! Also, Nigerians really do eat some interesting foods. I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to try worms XD
    Thank you so much for nominating me! I’ll definitely do a post on it soon 😀

    • May 15, 2017 / 6:42 am

      Haha I think the worms are definitely worth a try! Never say never! And I can’t wait to see your post 💕 Thank you for commenting! 😘

  4. May 10, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Congrats on the milestone!!happy travels

  5. May 10, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Thanks for doing the tag ! And congrats on 400 followers 😊✨ Your parents picture is so beautiful, they look great together ! And about snails, I think they’re expensive in some places just because the French decided it was a fancy thing haha 😅

    • May 15, 2017 / 6:41 am

      Thank you Oriana! And they are too cute aren’t they? Thank you! 💕
      The snails one is so funny to me. I wonder how and why that happened tbh 😂
      Thanks for commenting 💕💕💕

  6. May 10, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Congratulations on your growth! It’s always encouraging and is testament to good content. You know, I’d always wondered at the expensiveness of snails abroad, back in Cameroon we eat it all the time aswell 😂😂😂

    • May 15, 2017 / 6:39 am

      Thank you so much Joan! It’s so strange isn’t it? I really want to know the back story behind how they got so expensive 😂😂

  7. May 15, 2017 / 7:25 am

    I don’t know about “edible maggot”😶 Never heard of it, nevwr tasted one. The picture looked like harmless chips😅
    And I know they eat dogs, snails, insects, but crocodile? Oh my! I feel like a foreigner to my country now… 😂
    Lovely post! Enjoyed reading

    • May 15, 2017 / 7:31 am

      Lmao girl I’m actually a stranger too because when my mother told me she has eaten crocodile multiple times I was sooo confused 😂😂 She comes from Delta state which is swampy so it makes sense!

      Haha the maggots really do look like chips don’t they? So unsuspecting and sinister 😭😭

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting I’m glad you liked it! 💕💕

      • May 15, 2017 / 7:40 am

        Oh yeah okay. Delta. Makes sense.
        Sinister yeah! 😅
        Have a great day ahead.

  8. May 15, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I’m posting my first post today, I’d love for you to check it out. I am in love with your blog, congrats on 400😊❤️

  9. May 22, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    You know the snails tastes better when deep fried, nice post pearl and oh Florida is really a nice place to be(true).

    • May 23, 2017 / 6:21 am

      Whaaat I’ve never tried deep fried snails. I think everything tastes better deep fried 😂😂😂 and yes Florida is so nice! Thanks for commenting ❤️

  10. May 28, 2017 / 3:03 am

    Oooh Your so beautiful. I would love to be your friend

    • May 29, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      Haha I definitely could use more friends. Thank you so much! ❤️❤️

  11. June 2, 2017 / 6:33 am

    Your blog is amazing! So inspirational! 🙂 & thank you for visiting my blog!!

    • June 2, 2017 / 7:48 am

      Oh thank you so much! and you’re welcome! <3

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