This was a semi-spontaneous decision.
Visa For Nigerians
I remembered seeing a list sometime ago that Nigerians could actually travel to some places without a visa. I called up my friend and said, ‘Let’s go to Barbados! we don’t need visas!’
We booked our flights which cost approximately £700 for a return. Virgin and BA have direct flights from London to the Barbadian airport, Bridgetown International. We were going to spend 7days in the Bajan paradise. I could hardly sleep before the day we had to travel, over excitement just dey worry me. I come almost miss my flight, but as God dey help pesin, I reach airport before plane comot ground. As the plane come land for Barbados, everybody scatter clap. I dey surprise gan, I bin dey think say na only for naija wey this kain thing dey happen. Anyway, I’m sure say na over-excitment dey worry all of us. As I comot the plane, sun come nearly blind me, I nefa see this kain sun since ’09. I just begin to smile like pesin wey dem just buy christmas clot for.
As all of us come assemble, we take taxi wey get standard rate of 40 Bajan dollars, from BGI (airport) to our area wey them dey call Hastings. Omo the place resemble Lagos no be small. but the people come fine well well. They just dey chillaxed, I already begin to dey like the place, I no fit stop to dey smile. We move around the whole time by bus wey be like danfo.
Instead of hotel we book apartment hotel wey be self-catering but them get everything boku for the place. The apartment come get private pool join. Enjoyment galore come start! Beach dey for front, swimming pool dey for top! omo na, this is the life! But as hunger dey catch pesin, we go find food chop, we go the nearest supermarket
The money wey dem they use na Bajan Dollars, the exchange rate be B$2 to US $1, this one be standard rate, and them dey collect US dollars if you give them, but Pounds dem no too like to collect am, so if you hold pounds, you need to exchange am for their banks for there. Dem get very good exchange rates, no exchange am for UK oh.
Things To Do
Note : It is an offense for anyone, including children, to dress in camouflage clothing. You will be fined!
1. We go explore the capital, wey be Bridgetown, we go see museum and things, people come just dey look pesin
2. We arrange go enter submarine
3. We go learn how to surf
4. We go cruise for catamaran boat and we snorkel with turtles
5. We go enjoy some fish and lobster for St Lawrence Gap
6. We enjoy time for our apartment, swimming and cooking
7. We go explore shops, cinema and things
It was hard to go, but with a box filled with rum, spices, t-shirts, cakes I made my way to the airport. Luckily for me the plane back to London was Virgin’s Barbarella making the first return flight to London, very nice plane.