Currently I Am listening to – Mr. Eazi x Leg Over.
Welcome to yet another weekend. I’m so glad we are finally in the month of March that’s 3 outta 12 already. So quick?? I kinda want things to keep speeding up because it’s a sign that we are living in the last days and things are about to get better soon soon.
So what have y’all been up to?
February was really a short month for me and I’m glad I ticked off a few goals. I was supposed to put up this post last week as it was the end of the month but it’s never too late eh?
In case you didn’t know, I started this series Tales from the Town at the beginning of my service year, you can read the first one here. This series is supposed to be like a monthly recap of my activities here in (and out of) town (I hate to call it a village). I’ll soon be done with this series because come next month I’ll be saying goodbye to the town. I can’t believe I’ve spent about 12 months here already. Wawuuu !
Anyways let’s get to it shall we?
February took a while to arrive but when it eventually did it ran so fast. Work has begun in full gear and so I’ve been mostly busy. My life is basically Work, CDS, Religious Activities, Blog, Tv Series, Music, repeat.
I took a break and decide to go for a weekend getaway, literally away from the Town because life was starting to get monotonous.
At the beginning of my service year I planned to do a little South West Tourin’, since I was posted to the South West, that is to visit every South Western State in Nigeria that my pocket and feet could carry me to. So far I’m doing good on that plan.
I’ve lived all my life in Lagos so check, I’ve been to Otta, Sango, Abeokuta, passed through Sagamu all in Ogun State so check, I’ve been to Ibadan a couple of times and this is in Oyo State so check again. How many states left? Yes! Ondo, Osun, Ekiti. I’m currently in Ọ̀sun State and two weekends ago I finally got the chance to be in Akure, Ondo State.
School (where I work presently) was on mid term break and I decided to visit my friends at their Uni in Akure. It was a worthwhile yet short trip. It was nice getting away from all the monotony. My friends made sure I had a good time.
I visited the mall, went out to get tons of junk food, went thrifting, and also got the chance to update my movie collection. I also caught up with two people from my primary school and high school, small world innit? My trip actually made me miss University life 😐 I’m not sure I want to go back tho (Uni I mean).
Akure is actually a calm place and the people are laid back not all gra gra like Lagos. Every place I visited within the 2 days I was there was serene, even the night market was calm. No pushing no Yaba boys trying to yank your arms off your shoulders. Lagos people can relate to this last statement. Did I mention that they also have the coolest cab color? Orange and blue color blocking aiye.
Would I love to return? Yes surely. It’s actually a 2 hours bus ride from the Town, so no hassle of sitting for long hours on a bus and ending up with a sore butt. I hate long bus rides ehn. 😦
Last state on the list is Ekiti but I’m not sure I’m down for that. My family members already went on my behalf sometime last year or so. Therefore, I can say I’ve actually been there in spirit. 😀
That’s about it for this month’s Tales from the Town and yes that’s what I got up to while I was away from the blog.
All in all February was a good month and hopefully March is better. I’m actually planning to visit a tourist site in this State soon and I hope it all works out so I can share my tales with you all.
Think you know everything about Nigeria? Find out the states under each geopolitical zone here and Thank Me Later. 😉
Which States have you been to among the six geopolitical zones?
Which states would you recommend I visit and why?
Tee – Akan Kente || Jeans – Thrifted || Sandals – HandMade || Cat eye frames – Road side retailer || Dad Hat – My baby brother’s || Satchel – Thrift.
Till next time,