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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by TruthSpeaker: 10:22pm On Mar 03, 2020
I FELT NIGERIA WAS A FOREST BECAUSE BACK THEN (SOME 20 YEARS BACK) EVEN MM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LAGOS WAS JUST LIKE A SHRINE. EVEN TILL DATE NIGERIA ONLY LOOKS GOOD WHEN ONE VISITS A FEW PLACES LIKE LAGOS ISLAND & ABUJA (I DON’T KNOW ANY OTHER GOOD LOOKING PLACE BECAUSE I’M ALWAYS VERY BFIEF WHEN I VISIT THAT COUNTRY). THE POWER CHALLENGE THE COUNTRY FACES IS ANOTHER SERIOUS FLOP.

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Chirowman(m): 10:25pm On Mar 03, 2020
it's not easy ooo, the fear, shy and that yeye sickness of change of environment. but the experience is wonderful

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by seunak2016: 10:26pm On Mar 03, 2020
Jaubdu:
. I miss home and couldn't sleep so I went clubbing and returned to my hotel with an Italian, she make a comment about Nigeria,i wasn't please with it,I stood up UnCloth and she was expecting me to do the deal, I told her I am way above her league(too classy to take shit) I call a cab and walk her to the door like a calm and gentle Nigeria. Next morning she offered me a business deal which I accept with conditions, sadly a Nigerian I help run away with my passport and dollar.
which tribe is that Nigeria you helped that bleeped you up? I once travel to Malaysia too but I was deported at port of entering , it was during time Nigerian were kidnapping and bad shit about Nigerian 2010 or 2009, one of those guys we are about to enter got scammed. ask someone to borrow him dollars so he can show immigration there his PTA but later return it back with fake dollars for the guy. thank God I act smart,I would have fall victim because the guy already ask me but I denied

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by PotatoSalad(m): 10:27pm On Mar 03, 2020
Let's say ""Confused and mesmerized".
It took days for my brain to adjust to the new environment. It's like a different Instagram filter, but in real life.
First time is always unique, subsequent times, not really

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Nobody: 10:27pm On Mar 03, 2020
lefulefu:
no melon seed here or red palm oil to prepare egusi
I see, Dominican republic.

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Jaysleeves(m): 10:27pm On Mar 03, 2020
laughitall:
All things bright and beautiful...
you're a queen �
Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by seanblaise(m): 10:28pm On Mar 03, 2020
iLegendd:
I said to myself, "Now I understand why these people are ahead and don't carry religion on their head, but technology."

The entire country was tiled and it looked like a paradise. Anyway, I cried when I recalled the type of dirty zinc I saw when the plane lifted at Lagos airport and the ones I saw in the new country.
Shame! Angry!
I have considered traveling outside Nigeria before but it has not really been my priority. From your post �, to travel don dey hungry me.

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Nobody: 10:28pm On Mar 03, 2020
I didn't feel differently until when I got to Germany. I boarded a Lufthansa air from lagos in 2004 to New York JFK with a stop in Frankfurt, unlike today, the ticketing company ( travel agency) told me I must obtain a german transit visa and they would help me get that which they eventually did.

On getting to New York JFK, I was like wooow. This is indeed a new world lol. By the time i got to jamaica via sutphin boulevard, the cold was much, entering my bone marrow. I rushed into a coffee shop. After taking a cup of coffee, I didn't feel like leaving the place cos it was warm. I later left for a train station and headed for my destination. It was a memorable experience for me.

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Nobody: 10:30pm On Mar 03, 2020
gypsey:
I see, Dominican republic.
no..commonwealth of dominica..different from dominican republic but close

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by ilyasom(m): 10:30pm On Mar 03, 2020
[quote author=gypsey post=87144274]First time i travelled to Nigeria, as landed at MMA lagos the heat hit my face, in just few minutes i was sweating like a christmas Turkey. The whole airport smelt horrible, the toilet was filty with a brown 6 inches shiit starring angrily


Lol 6 inches shit
Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Nobody: 10:32pm On Mar 03, 2020
Ykc2:
in Italy there are more than 20 different types of tomatoes ,if you see tomatoes for Italo oga you go understand say there is difference between capital B and cow foot print grin some salad tomatoes in Italy is more sweeter than apple italo get tomatoes oooh
wen u never comot for naija u will think the whole world is like nigeria cheesy.even the bananas here are different.unlike the bananas is nigeria that have black yellow appearance the ones here are just yellow and spotless cheesy.one thing they have here that we lack in nigeria is fruits cheesy and lots of it cheesy.i heard right now in nigeria its very very hot..over here the weather is cool and it even showered today

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by deavicky(m): 10:33pm On Mar 03, 2020
Ashawoboi27:
I travelled to Tanzania one certain period with my elder brother
Yo I didn't feel shit
I was like abeg make I do come go back naija abeg
This people when get HIV anyhow here
I couldn't even blow even as my brother give me girls reach
I was just scared
Abeg Tanzania nah abroad. Cos all the while I had look at those area like northern Nigeria.

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Focusmind: 10:33pm On Mar 03, 2020
It was my travel to UK in 2009 to start my masters program courtesy of PTDF scholarship. Prior to that, I haven't entered plane before.

It was a KLM plane that I boarded that first landed in Amsterdam. I was shocked and that was when I knew that there was so much gap between a developed country and a developing country.

Then from Amsterdam to Aberdeen, as I entered Aberdeen city to my university, I felt ashamed of Nigeria. I started cursing all our past leaders.

See the decency on the road with well marked roads, pedestrian walk ways, traffic light and the beauty of Aberdeen.

I went to a lot of places in Scotland as a student - from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, Perth, Dundee, St. Andrews and Blairgowrie. All these places were well developed. No place was left out unlike the kind of development we see in Africa where only the country's capital is better developed.

It was an eye opener as I kept wondering why we couldn't replicate the same in Africa.

All regions, villages and towns received the same attention from government.

We are far far behind when compared to Europe. Their ancestors must have made a great sacrifice to build a better society for the future generations.

Here in Nigeria and Africa, current generation care less about the future ones. For their mind, make una come follow us suffer Wetin we suffer.

The heart of a black man is wicked biko.

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by agarawu23(m): 10:34pm On Mar 03, 2020
I was in an hotel when I landed so I noticed noise after I slept, I checked the time, it was past 4 am in the morning and the day is bright already and everyone is awake. Wtf. Time to enjoy my sleep in naija na him una dey start una hustle here. 5 pm, it's dark already. I was like wow!!!!!!!!

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by uthlaw: 10:35pm On Mar 03, 2020
Dreyton36:
Its a wonderful experience really , especially when you're sponsoring yourself
I had so many thoughts on my head walahi
1. Na me sit down inside aeroplane so ?
2. Na me they use my money fly to obodo oyibo?
3. When will I see my family again?
4. I must not come back without Benz
When I landed omg , I realised that coronavirus cannot even kill us I Nigeria cuz we live in a bedgraggled environment in naija op

Abroad sweet abeg, everywhere clean
Hit me up for your sure visas to all European countries
There's also a sure Canada visa application going on
No scam zone
drop ur contact...

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Heineken(m): 10:35pm On Mar 03, 2020
Poverty is bad. I never even reach airport before. Na small small Sha.

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by nlPoster: 10:35pm On Mar 03, 2020
monfizzy:
told them I’m not coming to see anyone but moving . . . to live with my wife (now ex)

tmi
Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Gbagbuo247: 10:36pm On Mar 03, 2020
In faith and by the special Grace of God, before this year runs out I will come back to this topic and give my own experience. Amen.

Join me in faith and shout Amen. Click the like button if you believe

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by SoSlimOlak(m): 10:36pm On Mar 03, 2020
No experience yet..

But space booked for future reference cool

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Ojady(m): 10:38pm On Mar 03, 2020
I had ran around all day saying all my goodbyes, arranging who got what of all my stuff, shunting through the MM Airport traffic and eventually jammed into the window seat (Economy) of a British Airways flight from Lagos to Heathrow. I was tired and hungry but equally anxious: how e go be? The whole experience for me started from putting my feet on the plane, the courtesy of the BA flight attendants was a hint almost like welcome to the world where things work without connections. They served us a European meal, with a choice of wine, water and juice. Being a newbie, I did not want to miss a thing, so i asked for water and juice. The chap on the aisle and middle seats requested for red wine. They guzzled it and knocked out sleeping all through the flight. On arrival at Heathrow, it was 6 ish am, got my bags and paper map to navigate my way. Unable to make a head or tail of it, I approached this white guy under the assumption 'decent oyinbo guy in suit and oxford scarf' to ask directions. Perhaps, it was my JJC, Akata wannabe look I had, or the size of the map - I will never know ... na so Oyinbo slam me one big isho "I DONT HAVE TIME FOR YOU"

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Dreyton36: 10:38pm On Mar 03, 2020
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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Potatochips(m): 10:40pm On Mar 03, 2020
lefulefu:
hmm how does mexican food taste? cheesy..there some food here similar to naija food like rice,beans,tomatoes and these were the type of meals i was eating when in naija.the only things i dont get here are akara,egusi soup and pounded yam grin
Bro, I miss akara most. But you could easily get the others from an African shop in your city. Depends though

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by jaxxy(m): 10:43pm On Mar 03, 2020
First time I was a kid to the uk and it felt cool and exciting. Family vacations.

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by TissuePaper: 10:43pm On Mar 03, 2020
lefulefu:
keep some for me cheesy cheesy cheesy
which country u base now boss?
Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Nobody: 10:43pm On Mar 03, 2020
Potatochips:

Bro, I miss akara most. But you could easily get the others from an African shop in your city. Depends though
a friend of mine here his bro in the US sends red palm oil to him.the guy sells it to other nigerians here.wen i have enuf will buy from him and use it to prepare any delicacy i want
Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by UTMOST10(m): 10:43pm On Mar 03, 2020
I have not been to the airport nor enter an aeroplane to know how it really feels to be onboard, let alone traveling abroad...... Hmmn. But I strongly believe, one day, Almighty God will pick my call and answer my prayers and to everyone that's looking forward for a better thing like this. (Amen).

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by hayor2014(m): 10:43pm On Mar 03, 2020
Disappointed in the country called Nigeria.....

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Sunnyjoseph44: 10:43pm On Mar 03, 2020
sotherefore:
Personally I have not yet traveled out of the country as am still waiting for the lord to bless my hustle.

If you have travelled to any civilized country then tell us your experience the day you wanted to travel overseas for the first time. How was it? Was there any challenge? Were you HAPPY? Was it a fun experience?

How did you feel when you arrived your destination?

Let us know how it was.
. I could not sleep the first day I travel to Chad
Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Nobody: 10:44pm On Mar 03, 2020
DirtyGold:
You'd appreciate the fact that you're not in Nigeria. Nigerians have a certain mentality that typifies most of the ghettos and average places. You simply can't miss the difference.

However, that roads are bad, no electricity etc... no be everybody dey experience am for naija o!
If you live in the better parts of certain cities in Nigeria, the only major difference will be the foreign faces and weather.

What's tha business?
you're right. We enjoy 24/7 electricity in my area

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Nobody: 10:44pm On Mar 03, 2020
TissuePaper:
which country u base now boss?
dominica

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by TissuePaper: 10:46pm On Mar 03, 2020
lefulefu:
dominica
Amazing, that's scholarship or self sponsored?

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Re: How Did You Feel The First Day You Travelled Abroad? by Nobody: 10:46pm On Mar 03, 2020
TissuePaper:
Amazing, that's scholarship or self sponsored?
self sponsored..

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