Nigerian for….

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.

 

Photos from our family trip to Nigeria.

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.

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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.

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Nigerian for maternity clothes.

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Nigerian for church.

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Nigerian for Sunday Best.

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Nigerian for Sunday School.

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Nigerian for Choir.

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Nigerian for nursery.

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Nigerian for children’s church.

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Nigerian for farming.

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Nigerian for frightening bat clusters.

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Nigerian for toys. And fashion.

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Nigerian for Futbal fans.

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Nigerian for Where’s Waldo. (aka- white guy)

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Nigerian for never seen a camera.

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Nigerian for just seen a camera.

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Nigerian for lava rocks.

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Nigerian for waterfall.

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Nigerian for magical flip flop lake.

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Nigerian for dry season.

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Nigerian for city.

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And last, but not least…

Nigerian for Child Safety.

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Have you ever been to Nigeria or Africa?

 

Jessica

Comments

  1. Donna Cox says:

    And I have the nerve to complain, nitpick, whine, and grumble.

    Truth is I don’t need anything, but I have a “pile of wants”. God is working with on me, and I’m grateful for that!

  2. We're all working on that "pile of wants", Donna!

  3. Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies says:

    I love looking through photos like these. They really put things in perspective, don't they?

  4. Would you add your bat photo as a citizen-science observation to the AfriBats project on iNaturalist?:
    http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/afribats

    AfriBats will use your observations to better understand bat distributions and help protect bats in Africa.

    Please locate your picture on the map as precisely as possible to maximise the scientific value of your records.

    Many thanks!

  5. amazing photo essay Jessica, captures snippets of life candidly.

  6. Waw, stunning photos! That must have been quite something, especially when you’re 8 months pregenant! I love Africa, it was my first love! I lived in South Africa as a teenager and was a teacher in Senegal. I love the vibe, the colors, the earthy energy, the people! I’m looking forward to being back in Africa. Thanks to your photos you just brought me there again, even if it was for 5 minutes. Thank you! :)

  7. Nice photos Jessica:) I can see myself visiting Nigeria someday. Even though the country has safety issues.

  8. I didn’t think airplanes allowed you to board if you were 8 months pregnant. It’s hard to go from having comfort to being out of your comfort zone and while pregnant? Wow. Nigeria is on my list. Will get there someday soon.

  9. This is such a lovely photo essay Jessica! I hope I can visit Nigeria some day… your post is so inspiring.. :-)

  10. Great photo essay, puts things into perspective.

  11. 2traveldads says:

    Wow, such a different life than we lead on so many levels. Thank you for sharing your photos. Pictures communicate life so well.