“There’s something about the Fanta in Nigeria, it’s sweeter as if sugar cane was used to sweeten it; the Fanta here [in the U.S] doesn’t taste as sweet”. These words are from a conversation I had with my cousin years ago. It was the first time I had ever considered that the Fanta I drank in Florida tasted different in Nigeria.Read more "Taste it or Leave it : A Coca-Cola Story"
8 years ago we were teenagers trying to escape the confines of our boarding school as quickly as possible; now there we were at brunch, thousands of miles from said school, independent, talking about our lives as young adults. It felt surreal.Read more "Old Friends, New Memories."
The scent coming from our Uber was pungent but having sat down already, we endured it for the 10-minute drive to Atlanta’s Edgewood neighborhood. Despite the chilly breeze, we put down the windows to breathe in fresh air and only after that could we talk. Faith, in her usual friendly manner, asked the driver what we […]Read more "Last Stop – Centennial Park."
“I think Miami is trying to have seasons,” I said sardonically, both to myself and my followers on Twitter. It was 72 degrees outside – a sign that fall had arrived- not what my more northern American friends might describe as cold but it was also overcast and windy and not at all how I […]Read more "Hometown Tourist in Wynwood, Miami"
Blue-green waves crashed against the white sand leaving bath-like bubbles on the shoreline. For some the loud roaring of the sea is ominous, for me, it’s soothing enough to fall asleep to.Read more "Picture Perfect at Siesta Key"
In Miami’s Little Havana – a predominantly Cuban neighborhood, there’s one famous street; Southwest 8th Street, fondly called “Calle Ocho”.Read more "Hometown Tourist in Little Havana, Miami"
I’ve moved around a bit. In the past 7 years, I’ve lived in Miami, New Jersey, and Tampa. I’ll sometimes get asked why I ever moved to the northeast. Why would I ever leave the warmth of Florida? Wasn’t it hard moving away from home (Miami)? 1) I don’t know really and 2) I’ve been […]Read more "Hometown Tourist in Downtown Miami"