Where do you come from?

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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One of the most common questions that I get asked when I meet someone new is…IMG_3070

What country do you come from?
Honestly… I took part in a school talk as a special guest for Visible Women this week and that was the first question from one of the students lol

It’s usually … “Your Jamaican right?” or “I knew you was from Ghana” …
NOPE! NO! no, no, no, no!  It’s GUY – AN -A!

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It’s quite a big country I’m not sure why people don’t always know about it, but theres nothing more satisfying than showing off how exotic I am when I get to say I am half Nigerian and half Guyanese!

I visited Nigeria back in 2005 ( I’m well overdue another trip) and in December 2016, I finally got the opportunity to visit Guyana for the 1st time.

Funnily enough, at the start of 2016 I put on my vision board that Guyana was somewhere I wanted to go and I’m super happy I was able to achieve it.

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It was an incredible trip where I got to visit my Mother and grandparents homeland and I also felt like I was going home.

My Grandad is an incredible story teller so it was amazing being able to visit some of the landmarks he mentioned.

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Remel with Aunties and Uncles in Guyana

But of course with every adventure there is a lesson to be learnt and I realised there is a lot to know when you decide to take your 1st trip to Guyana.

Check out some of my top tips and also some hilarious stories from my travels!

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