Thank you 2015!

 

2015 has been an incredible year. I’ve visited places I’ve always dreamed of; met remarkable people; and started a blog. 

I’ve been reminded that people can leave an indelible mark on your life even if you’ve known them for a short period of time. I reminisce fondly on my trip to Hong Kong in February. It would not have been such an awesome trip had I not met Bunmi or Audra. I met both ladies through the Nomadness travel tribe and they showed me what true hospitality is. Both ladies took time out of their schedules to make sure my trip was like no other. They introduced me to restaurants I would have otherwise not been privy to and they introduced me to people in their circle. They treated me as if were a member of their family for which I will be forever grateful.  Other people who made a lasting impact on my life include Mahogany, Rashaud, CJ, Melanie, Ari, Arloutta, Kali, and Danielle. I am forever grateful for the memories we shared and created in 2015. I pray 2016 will bring each of them happiness, love, faith, and prosperity to take advantage of countless flight deals!!! Continue reading “Thank you 2015!”

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Lima, Peru Layover

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El Malecón, Miraflores

Delays, Delays, Delays

I hadn’t expected to leave the airport in Lima because my layover was only for 2 hours.  Fate stepped in so I found myself in Lima for 24 hours due to a missed connection. It all started in Buenos Aires when thunder and lightning prevented the flight from leaving on time. After waiting in a never-ending line to be booked on the next flight to Los Angeles, I was finally able to leave the airport a mere 3 hours later. The airline provided one night accommodations at Hotel Melia. The hotel was very nice and wasn’t far from the center. I was beyond exhausted but I knew I wanted to take advantage of being in Lima.  While at the hotel, I met another traveler, Arloutta who was also stuck in Lima for the day, so we asked the concierge where we should go and then took off.

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Iguazu Falls

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Don’t go chasing waterfalls…
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by waterfalls. Their natural beauty is undeniable and unexplainable. I find myself in awe of waterfalls no matter how small or large they might be. When I was planning my trip to Argentina, I knew I wanted to  go to Iguazu falls. The falls are located in Puerto Iguazu, a short 1 hour and 45 minute flight from Buenos Aires. The falls border both Argentina and Brazil. The falls are one of the new 7 wonders of the world. I didn’t visit the Brazilian side because I didn’t want to pay$150 for the obligatory visa. Because I didn’t want to pay for a hotel I opted to make a day trip of going to the falls. Based on my research, many people said the falls could be seen in one day so I felt confident a day would be sufficient.

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