July….

Hey guys!

How’s it going? Happy new month! Second half of the year already and I’m hoping it’s better than the first.
June was alright… It made me realize how nice I really am and how people especially Nigerians don’t appreciate nice people.

Finally moved to Ibadan and I already made a new friend thanks to twitter (you can follow us on there.. @lifewithtwotees). I plan to explore Ibadan. I passed by Agodi Gardens on my way to the palms and it seems like a place I’d enjoy going.. You know, with some friends, food, wine or alone actually. :/ I also saw pictures of a place called Mapo Hall on twitter. The pictures looked really good. Like damn! Is this Ibadan?

One thing I really miss though is Uber. The convenience! Sigh

This post was supposed to be about pictures from Titi’s trip to Dubai. Somehow I ended up blabbing.

Anyway, here are some of the pictures. (I already shared some on our Instagram page @lifewithtwotees).

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The hotel was quite great. Free breakfast and dinner. Buffet style. It was not so expensive too.
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The view was amazing too. Oh the name of the hotel is Atana Hotel. In case you were wondering.
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P.S- I have my camera back so expect pictures of ibadan on our instagram

P.P.S- Titi is engaged! Whoooooop! We have a wedding to plan! I can’t wait.

How was the month June for you?

Any plans for the new month?

Share in the comments section. We’d love to hear them!

Xo!

TOSIN

Retrocode | Dubai

I’ve been wanting to post this for so long but I keep forgetting.

I really really love this shirt. It’s so comfortable and loose and the fact that you can wear it with anything is amazing.

I rocked my retrocode shirt when I visited the Museum in Dubai. I went with my usual look – Shirt/top with jeans.

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Pictures were taken by my mom.

I hope you are having a good day so far!

Would you rock a retro shirt? And how would you rock it?

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Comfort | Dubai

Hey guys! I’ve been trying to study lately but that’s not going so well. I’ll soon get my groove back. I went to Road Chef again last week and I’ve seen so many reviews and I don’t think I should do one but I must say, the sweet potato fries… Lord! I could go there just to get the fries. That’s how good it was.

Back to the matter, these are pictures from my trip to Dubai. Clearly, from my outfit you can see that I’m very big on comfort. I love the pants! I really just love anything that’s not so tight-fitting. Yay to loose clothes.

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As my mom was taking these pictures, this little boy ran up to me to play with him. He’s so adorable. While I was in Dubai, random little kids would run up to me with the biggest smile wanting to play with/hug me. I’m not sure what is so fascinating about my face. It was probably my hair? I’m not complaining.

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I hope y’all are having a great week so far! If not, cheer up! Things will get better, just stay positive.



 

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To check out our beautiful necklaces for sale. They’re very affordable and beautiful of course. Oh they’re selling out fast, so get on it!

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Outfit | Love

Hey guys!! I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything. I know I promised to update y’all daily but It’s actually not exactly the easiest thing to do. I either forget, or fall asleep and by the time I wake up, I’ve forgotten the gist.

I will however give a Summary of my trip to Dubai. So, if/when you visit, you’ll have an idea of how things are over there.

Remember I told y’all Fridays are like Sundays here in Dubai? Ok, well, I went to church and this is what I wore. Obviously, I wore a jacket with the dress. While we were taking a walk, my mom took some pictures of me. She’s amazing.
 

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Dubai |Day 1(b)

After we left the creek, we decided to go to Dubai mall which is a big ass mall. Clearly, we underestimated the walk.

Right outside the mall is the dancing fountain which comes on every thirty minutes and  right across is Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. It was ridiculously crowded there like the kind of crowd where your body is touching the next person.

It was worth it though. It was absolutely breathtaking. These pictures are not doing it justice but I’m definitely going to go back during the day.

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I couldn’t take pictures of the dancing fountain but I took some videos. I shared a short clip on instagram (mz_tosin).

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Dubai | Day 1

Ok so we got there on Thursday morning. You can read the first post here

I was quite tired from the flight, I slept the whole morning. Got up around 1pm. Decided to go to the mall close to the hotel to get a few things with my dad. Took some pictures.

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I’ve missed Mcdonalds fries so much. It wasn’t as great as I expected it to be tho.

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My dad got this. I didn’t even bother tasting it.

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Benefits of going out with my dad: I never spend my money.

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Got home  , sorry to the hotel, watched shameless, Youtube and slept.

FRIDAY!

So, apparently, Friday is like Sunday here in Dubai. Like everyone goes to church/Mosque, stores are not open till like 1pm. We went to church around 10. Taxis are pretty cheap here well compared to Lagos. The taxi fare was like 15 dirhams. Metro is even cheaper obviously.

Am I the only one that converts every currency to Naira( or whatever currency you’re used to) when I travel?  I just like to make sure I’m not going above my budget. I tend to forget I’m actually jobless. lmao

After church, we stopped by KFC cuz that was the only place open at the time. UGH. (KFC in the caribbean is the best. Don’t even bother arguing with me.) Got this for 20 dirhams which is like 1,100 naira and 5.5 dollars.Not worth it if you ask me.

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More pictures.

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After eating, we took a walk to Dubai creek. It was beautiful. It reminded me of bay front in Dominica, the only difference is that it’s a lot busier and there are different cruise boats (different prices) and small boats.

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The cruise is usually at night so we decided to take the smaller boat to see the creek. We were four and we paid 80 dirhams. They bargain here too. So don’t visit and be forming tourist and drop all your cash. I’m sure the 80 sef is much cuz the guy initially called 120 dirhams.

(P.S – I wore heels to church. I pretty much only wear block heels and this particular one was extremely comfortable until I was about to enter the boat. LMAO)

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Twin towers is apparently owned by the late Stella Obasanjo. I was in shock.I don’t know how true it is sha. Nigerian Politicians be living large while the people are suffering. Wonderful stuff!

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This first building is a bank and it runs on solar energy. How amazing.

 

This boat apparently costs 80 million dirham. I was a bit confused. Like why are you going to buy boat if you have 80 million dirham which is like 433 million naira/ 2.1 million dollars. It just hit me that Naira is pretty useless right now.

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We passed the ruler of Dubai’s palace but we were not allowed to take pictures. Apparently cameras are everywhere so I respected myself but I already sorta took one picture before  I saw the ridiculously big sign. It is so huge! Apparently, over 6,000 people work there.

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We also passed the president’s office as well and his boat.

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Then we took some pictures.

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That was pretty much it. More pictures coming soon. I know this post has a lot of pictures in it. Bear with me my Naija peeps. I know data is expensive.

Lots of love,

TOSIN

Dubai | Day 0

My mom and I left for Dubai on Wednesday afternoon.

DSC_0013 The airport struggle wasn’t so bad. (Nigeria airport struggle is real, if you know what I’m talking about). We checked in, oh you know how before checking in, they check all your bags, like literally bring almost everything out (except you pay them of course, but aint nobody got time for that). Well, the guy, man that checked my bags started flirting with me in front of my mom. Talk about disgusting and he even had the audacity to say ‘Your mom is here so I won’t say much but when you come back’. I was like huh? But you know you can’t be rude to these people before they frustrate your life.

We sha successfully and without dropping cash anywhere checked in.

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Oh, we bought the wakanow travel sim and even topped up $10 each. Continue reading for the gist about that one.

OH MY GOSH. YOU GUYS. I WATCHED THE SUN SET FROM ALL THE WAY UP THERE. IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL!

 

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We transitted in Doha for like 35 minutes

DSC_0068and then we were on the flight to Dubai. My dad insited on us going with Qatar airways and so we arrived at Al Marktoum airport which was quite far from the hotel. We arrived in the middle of the night so we figured taking the bus might be better and cheaper. It was actually pretty comfortable, I slept.

 

So, I decided to put my wakanow sim so I could message a couple of people and stuff. (I broke my phone so i’ve been using an old iphone 4s which was recently repaired…. in the process of them repairing it, they  messed up the wifi thing so it’s pretty difficult to connect to the internet). I put it in, and I quickly sent some messages on whatsapp, not up to 5 minutes into that, they said my $10 was done. Nonsense something. They told us, they won’t charge roaming rates and that was the main reason we got it. Clearly, they were lying.

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While waiting for the bus, my mom was my photographer.

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I already knew I am terrible with maps but I confirmed it this morning.

I hope you enjoyed reading this!

More updates on the trip coming soon. I plan to do some fun tours. Let’s see how that goes because so far, I’ve been really lazy!!!! I just wanna sleep.

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