Stillness|Croatia


As we are winding down into the final days of our vacation, I present to you… a small, still, calm glimpse into an incredibly active vacation.

The Post that inspired stillness

where’s my backpack

 

Quick Tour of Lagos


Last look at Lagos before I leave on Vacation.  Amazing place with an interesting history.  For our first stop on the tour, I introduce you to Tarqua Bay.

We took a boat underneath the Ahmadu Bello Way.  The entire trip to the beach was only about 20 minutes total.  After arriving at the beach, we were greeted by dozens of young folks who jockeyed for position to carry our coolers and give us tours.  We were able to walk to the lighthouse and climb to the tops which provided stunning views of the entire beach area.  After climbing the lighthouse we were able to visit the house next to it and partake in a refreshing fresh coconut. After taking a break, we passed old Lord Lugard’s house and met an old man enjoying his Sunday rest in front of his old colourful house – the only two story building remaining from the old days. We closed the tour with a stroll over the beach where we passed a shipwreck and other beach delights.  We finally ended this tour with a BBQ lunch and a dip in the bay to cool off.

 

The next and final stop on our tour will be of Lagos City itself.  Despite some of the amazing art on the walls of the Lagos Government Buildings, we were not allowed to take photographs of the buildings.  No worry, there were many other street level inspirations that caught my eye.  Our group spent about 3 hours walking through Lagos City Center.  I’m glad we started at 730 am because by 11 am, it was nearly too hot.

 

Thanks for stopping by.. I hope you enjoyed.

I’m sensing a trend.. Another Cup O’ Joe- Amsterdam


It’s apparent I love coffee.  I love it here, I love it there, I love it pretty much every where.  So imagine my absolute surprise when I heard that there was going to be a coffee festival in AMSTERDAM!!!!

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Oh yeah.. and there was also some tea there!

“Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?” —Steven Wright

“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” —Jerry Seinfeld

 

A Simple Cup o’ Joe – Venezuela; A Simple Cup o’ Joe – Nigeria  I have a confession to make – Venezuela; Morning Reflections – Everywhere ; Definitely a first world problem – Costa Rica; Costa Rica – Land of... – Costa Rica; Fantastic Kids – Nepal:  Coffee Break – Turkey

I even have a favorite coffee compilation:  40Songswithcoffee

Bikes and Birds in Amsterdam


You can’t show more balance than a bike or a bird.  Unless you are looking at 2 drunk men on top of a building.  Oh Amsterdam.

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So yeah, I mean, I guess you could, but for this trip, it was a perfect theme to end the month.  Work life and travel balance.  But back to birds and bikes.

 

I hope you enjoyed.

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A Tree at Sunset


Thanks Sally for the great inspiration. Just a tree.. or several…

Springtime in Amsterdam.  New life sprouting and so organized in lines.  It was a very unique photo of a random group of trees.

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And now it feels like the mid of winter..

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A little overexposed..just as I felt coming from Nigeria with a 40 degree difference in temperature.

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And sort of just spooky!

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I hope you enjoyed.

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