Oh Hello there,
It’s been a hot minute since I had a post up on the Blog.
Life happened (I’ve also been doing a lot of procrastinating, but hey.. 😉).
I’m back now and that’s all that matters and I genuinely want to be a lot more consistent (So help me God)
So back to the post,
The End of the year vacation has in some way become a family tradition for my family in the last couple of years. It’s not something that was officiated but we’ve sort of initiated it into our family plans.
Towards the end of 2019, My mum mentioned there being a place in Ibadan we could visit. We did our research, checked out every information they had online and it was decided we had to spend the December 2019 break there.
I have been to Ibadan way too many times I have literally lost count (I am an Oyo Indigent after all). I wrote about one of my many visits here . There weren’t that many places we looked forward to visiting as a result of this. The plan was to stay at IITA, have some family time together and if we could, check out other places we hadn’t visited in Ibadan.
IITA, short for International Institute for Tropical Agriculture established in 1967 is a research-for-development organization, providing solutions to hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources in Africa. The hotel we stayed is located in the institute.
The institute has a large expanse of land with lots of activities to get up to. Four days was too short a time to experience the place but we took advantage of the little time we had. We took lots and lots of walks, dunk in the pool, Visited the Gym, Basketball court, and a host of other places . The hotel came with a complimentary breakfast we constantly looked forward to having.
We tried as much as we could to visit some historical places in Ibadan such as The Mapo Hall, Cocoa House and the Bower’s tower; however this didn’t go as planned but we were able to visit the Popular Amala Skye as well as Agodi gardens.
IITA is definitely a place I plan to visit again- for a longer period of time this time.
I was so sure I was going to have forgotten a lot of my experience by the time I was in the right frame of mind to write about it, so I made sure to Vlog parts of my stay there.
The video above is a compilation of my experience. The video is lengthier than my other videos but I really hope you enjoy it still.
Till next time
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Oyo State, Nigeria.