Snapshots of Nigeria
We’ve visited and lived in many different places. But Nigeria is unique. Nothing is like Africa. I wish I could tell you we had noble and humanitarian reasons for visiting this unpopular country. But in truth, it was just a family visit. My in-laws have lived there more often than not for the past nearly 20 years. My husband, more often than not, grew up there. And about 5 years ago, we hopped down for a visit while living in Germany.
I was not scared for my safety or any silly thing like that. The only thing I was nervous about, was the temperature change. You see, it was the beginning of March and when we left Germany that morning…it was snowing. And when we arrived in Nigeria that afternoon…it was closer to 100 degrees. With 2 weeks of no A/C in sight.
And oh yeah, I was 8 months pregnant.
See my red face? Yeah.
But in the end, I was actually just fine. The city of Jos is on a plataeu and I think is known by the Nigerians for it’s “cold” weather. Ha.
So, without further ado, my trip to Nigeria. Where I learned…
Nigerian for school lunch.
Nigerian for maternity clothes.
Nigerian for church.
Nigerian for Sunday Best.
Nigerian for Sunday School.
Nigerian for Choir.
Nigerian for nursery.
Nigerian for children’s church.
Nigerian for farming.
Nigerian for frightening bat clusters.
Nigerian for toys. And fashion.
Nigerian for Futbal fans.
Nigerian for Where’s Waldo. (aka- white guy)
Nigerian for never seen a camera.
Nigerian for just seen a camera.
Nigerian for lava rocks.
Nigerian for waterfall.
Nigerian for magical flip flop lake.
Nigerian for dry season.
Nigerian for city.
And last, but not least…
Nigerian for Child Safety.
Have you ever been to Nigeria or Africa?