I’m back! It’s been a while since my last post. It was a hectic month leading up to our departure from Canada, but prior to that, we made a few trips within the country and spent the last few weeks of summer with family in Nova Scotia. I wanted to savor every moment so I decided to forego blogging until I get settled in our new place. Indeed, time just flew by and next thing you know I’m writing this post from Lagos, Nigeria- the biggest city in Africa and my temporary home in the next 2 years.
I’ve only been here for a few days and so far, so good. The weather is reminiscent of my home country’s (Philippines) hot and humid climate. At night, it sounds like a tropical rainforest as the frogs croak relentlessly and the birds make unfamiliar noises. I’m feeling at ease but not oblivious to the fact that Lagos have unsafe areas that expats are not allowed to go to, or shall I say places that you “enter at your own risk.” Bearing that in mind, I want to make our 2 year sojourn a positive, productive, and an enjoyable one.
I’ve heard about the challenges that people encounter when living in Lagos, but after having spent two wonderful years in Kenya I feel I am ready to make my life in the vibrant and bustling metropolis of Lagos. In my opinion, it all comes down to an individual’s perception in life. I would rather take each day with a grain of salt and let my experiences form my own opinions.
There is a lot to learn about this country and I’m looking forward in making this journey a memorable one.
P.S. I just made Jollof rice and beans for dinner last night. But any leads for an authentic one is welcome. 🙂