(In an incredibly overdue post) Welcome to #DearSoloGoesToLagos. Thinking about writing this has been a little tricky for me because its easy to be a tourist and do tourist-y/blogworthy things in a foreign place (see: Istanbul) but it’s much harder for me to be a tourist in my home city (see: Lagos).
hello friends! i (belatedly) wish you all a merry christmas, happy hanukah, happy kwanza and a general happy holiday season! after being in cape town for a week for my sister’s graduation and all the christmas stress that ensued upon my return to the 011, my laptop took a backseat, and somewhat begrudgingly, so did my blog. it was really nice to not worry about updating the big blog, and just updating the microblogs (tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, etc) instead, but as 2015 approaches, i thought i should at least tie up some loose ends, namely, my turkish travels trilogy.
hello and welcome to the first instalment of my turkish travels! as you can tell by my aesthetically pleasing instagram page right now, i am currently in the land of the former ottoman empire, walking upwards of 8000 steps per day and enduring the freezing cold on my ankles (thank you tall-people-discrimatory-pants) in the market places.
in what i think is the last post in the trilogy of dearsolo goes to cape town, my family and i went to the famous groot constantia wine estate in cape town for a wine tour, cellar tour and wine tasting (along with this really nice canadian couple, eh). my sisters, who both live in cape town, have been to a lot of the wine farms in both cape town and stellenbosch before, and i have always dreamed of learning more about wine.
rephrase, i have always dreamed about learning more about wine so that the really pretentious things i say about wine actually make sense, lol. it was a real learning experience and believe me when i say i can’t wait to do it again, maybe next time in stellenbosch.
you know how they say, “it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission?”
i’m doing neither. i’m just letting you know.
because i’m in grade 11 and this set of exams is pretty darn important, my blog is going to be the least of my worries at the moment. what will be the most of my worries? well, physics, chemistry, maths, ad maths, accounting… you get the picture.
i will post when i post, but i make no promises. this is just an explanation as to why i won’t be posting: i’m trying to get an education. lol
good luck to everyone else who will be writing exams, especially to the matrics who are writing their finals (YAAASSSSS!!!), the varsity students who have just a few left, etc etc. if i don’t update in that long, happy thanksgiving to the americans who read this blog 🙂
thanks for understanding!