Post-trip practices

Whenever I get back from Nigeria, after unpacking and adjusting to reality, the following happens:

  1. I keep in touch more regularly with the family back home.
  2. I listen constantly to the many cds that I bought.
  3. I speak Yoruba whenever possible with my parents, family in Nigeria, and anyone who speaks Yoruba.
  4. I regret not eating more boli (roasted plantain), epa (peanuts), and roasted corn.
  5. I’m inspired to be more focused on money-making ideas so I can positively impact the lives of the people I met.
  6. I miss the heat (Say what? The same heat I complained about on the regular?).
  7. I consider moving to Europe to be halfway between Nigeria and Canada.
  8. I wish I had access to the hair salons of Nigeria (at the same prices!).
  9. I regret not buying another kan kan (I always buy at least one but I always wish I had bought more), a hairnet (I like the Nigerian ones!), and hair for weaves (aka “fixing”) and Ghana-weaving (even though I only Ghana-weave or “fix” my hair when I’m in Nigeria).
  10. I smile remembering sweet moments (this time my cousin’s 1.5 year old son’s cuteness is dominating my memories).
  11. I start calculating how soon I can return (based on my bank account and accrued vacation time)!

What do like to do when you come back to reality?

3 thoughts on “Post-trip practices

  1. i agree with number 7 move to Europe…London to be specific :D

    hmm post trip habits..when i go to naija..i miss all the help i get especially with the little one…and wish i could import one of my aunties or cousins…selfish i know…

    • hehehehehe…it would be lovely to be close to you, to pick your brain in person rather than from a distance!

      Oh! I don't blame you for missing all the wonderful help…my mom really regretted that none of us children were born in Nigeria!

  2. Number 1, 4(definitely), 5, 8, 11 is me all the way. Girl, Im really craving boli and corn right now.

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