July 20, 2015

Berry Trippy Weekend

Hiya!

How was your looooooooong holiday weekend (Nigerian readers)? Or your regular weekend for those who didn't have a holiday?

Soooo, here I am on Monday night, exhausted out of my mind. If you follow me on Instagram you already know why. And if not, it's because like I mentioned in this post, I was heading to Abuja for the weekend. What I didn't say was that Cakes and I were driving from Lagos! Yup, a 10-hour drive to attend my uncle's birthday party and deliver the 34 cakes they ordered. 33 small cakes for each table, and 1 large cake for the celebrant - unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of all the cakes piled up in the car :(





Anyway, on Friday morning very early, we set out and started making our way. The roads are terrible in some spots, manageable in some, and nice in a few. Can we just have good roads all over Nigeria? Is that so much to ask? Meanwhile, we got stopped at almost all the security check points - no idea why. But all our papers are in order, so no worries :) While Cakes drove, I played with makeup :p


On the way, we stopped at Lokoja for a little break and I think it's such an interesting place. I asked someone what the local foods were and he said most people in Lokoja are from different parts of the country, so it's a melting pot of sorts. The views in Lokoja were stunning and I couldn't help but take a few photos.

I have never seen plantain fried whole or halved. It was really good though, and don't get me started on the sweet potatoes!!!





When we got to Abuja, we were understandably very tired. We were able to get recommendations for shawarma via Instagram, and headed to Chicken Capitol at night to get food - all I know is I miss those fries!!! The shawarma itself was aight. 


On Saturday, we delivered the cake to the venue, which was decorated beautifully by The Wedding Guruu. Then we went to Tamanuel Spa for facials (saw a coupon on Dealdey the night before). We rushed back to our hotel, so I could get my henna tattoos and legs waxing done. Let me take a minute to say WAXING HURTS LIKE A (*^(*^%*&$^!!! Never ever ever ever AGAIN! I was running late but we managed to make it to the party just as dinner started. We had FUN!!!!!!!!!! Enh?!?! See dancing!!! I wish I could take you to a party just so we could dance and have fun. Cakes has lots of videos on his phone.




On Sunday we didn't do much apart from going swimming, getting massages and a very expensive pedicure at Tamanuel Spa again, and seeing old friends.




This champagne was soooooooo good!
And today, Monday, we found our way back to Lagos.


More stunning views in Lokoja

Thanks be to God for a safe journey, and to Cakes for driving, and to my uncle and aunt for hosting us. I hope I'm done with road trips for the year - this chick is tired abeg.

Have a lovely week everyone!

42 comments:

  1. Thank God for your safe arrival at home—that is a lot of driving in one day so kudos to Cakes! What a swanky party; it could have been a wedding! The cake looks perfect—Cakes is so talented.

    Have a good and restful week!

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    1. Thanks and amen to that! Honestly, the party was so much fun!!! Have a great week :)

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  2. Beautiful views of Lokoja you have here, I honestly have not noticed Lokoja is this fyn.. Sure you enjoyed Abuja.

     BEHIND THE MASK

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    1. Thanks. Sometimes it takes an outsider to see the beauty in something.

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  3. You really enjoyed your holiday from the look of your fun pics. Abuja is a nice and expensive place. It's funny how we ladies can't get our hands off makeup(even in the car) lmao. You look like Aisha with that scarf on๐Ÿ˜

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    1. I agree, Abuja can be expensive. Fashi, I almost fainted when I heard the price of the pedicure I got - twice what I would pay in Lagos!

      Lol @ Aisha.

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  4. Road trip can be fun i tell u. Then i love your outfit for the event and the sexy tattoo behind

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  5. I loveee the pictures (Road trip). I always want to go on a road trip across the country but always too scared the furthest I have gone is osun was so much fun with a lot of people. I will try again soon. Between that fried plantain looked good #dodoappreciation

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    1. Thank you! I can't lie, I get really anxious when I know a road trip is coming up. I would honestly rather fly, but then it means you can miss out on some nice scenery and photo opportunities. And giiiiiiiiiiiiiirl, the plantain was WONDERFUL!!!

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  6. That is a lot of sitting and driving. Thank God for journey mercies. I never notice Lokoja to be this fine. That henna at your back is giving me serious inspiration.
    lmao @dodoappreciation

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    1. Thanks a lot. Lokoja is so pretty!!! I think things in nature just fascinate me, so I'm drawn to stuff like that.

      You should get a fun henna tat!

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  7. i like your outfit at the party and your ankara skirt.

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  8. Beautiful pictures, and I love your party outfil

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  9. Thank God for journey mercies. Amazing pictures too. Welcome back!!! Err where is the kilishi o?

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    1. Amen! Lol the kilishi was the one thing I didn't like in Lokoja. The one in Abuja was pretty expensive

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  10. Lol @you complaining about a leg wax. Try the other body parts.

    I am ashamed to say I have never been on a Nigerian road trip. I am jealous.

    Glad you had fun and the party was fantastic.
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    1. The plan was to get my legs, pits and bikini waxed. Girl, after the pain, ain't no wax coming near the vajayjay!!!!

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    2. Hahaha, i heard some guys loved it waxed oo. I just dey beg God my hubby won't be one of them. Can't be suffering and smiling - ada

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    3. Enh, I'm very happy for them. There's no way I'm waxing!!! Besides there are other, less painful ways to go bare down there.

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    4. lolol completely agree @berry

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  11. Looks like you had great fun!! Lovely pictures, lovely cake. The henna looks very nice too. How long did it last?

    P.S: "No Horry in life cos life is full of surise" LOL!! These stenographers will not kill me!

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    1. Thanks dear. The henna is still on but fading.

      The slogans were too funny!

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  12. I looove the henna tattoos! So pretty, and the one on your back is a nice difference.
    That long road trip, God is lord. It's been a while since I did that and I'm not in a hurry to repeat it. Lol
    The pictures are lovely, I really like the Lokoja ones

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    1. Thanks a lot!!! See enh, I'm not interested in any more road trips for the rest of the year. From Atlanta to Boston and back, and now this one... no mas!

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  13. I love the henna you had done and your party outfit. The ceremony looked really beautiful and the road trip looked like so much fun.

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    1. Thanks dear. The party was beautifully done.

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  14. I love Abuja and those cakes look good. Lokoja is cool - I've only been there for a few hours but we went to see the confluence of the Niger and Delta rivers, and walked around on a little island in the middle of the confluence.

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    1. THE ONE THING I WANTED TO SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Cakes said it was too out of our way, so we couldn't go. I'm sad about it :(

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  15. Awww Berry you stopped by my state. I'm from Kogi state and whenever I travel to Lagos by road I look forward to stopping at Lokoja just for the food. Lol! Were you able to see River Niger and Benue?

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    1. Oooh, nice! I think I know like one person from Kogi States. I didn't see the where the rivers meet :(

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  16. I really admire your joie-de-vivre. You've made me feel much better about the road trip I'm taking to Port Harcourt tomorrow. I've been feeling so down that I could not get enough money to go by air. I just hope the potholes will not dampen this new-found enthusiasm Berry has given me. Lovely pix, Cakes is going places in Jesus name - Ada

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    1. Awww, don't worry too much about it. Just take a book, have a sense of adventure, and appreciate the nature you see. As for potholes, you know they're there already so take it as it is. I pray for a safe trip for you in Jesus' name, AMEN!

      Amen to your prayer for Cakes o.

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  17. Berry, the lalle! I'm so in love with them and homesick right now. You do know how to make a road trip look fun. Most times, I spend the journey sleeping from beginning to the end... only waking up to eat... Lol.

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  18. just found your blog..yay!! laughing hard at those writings on the trucks -"no horry in life" indeed.New visitor here.
    www.cheecheelive.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting!!! And there really is no horry in life o.

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