Destination Wedding Blues - Famzing with Crocodiles and Horses

Hello dears, how is 2017 treating you all so far, and we are all keeping our heads up at the moment.

Confession: I am tired of this wedding series, as I have moved far far away from the wedding phase of my life.

So I will just try to lump everything left in one single post, and resume regular blogging next week.

The next and final day for the wedding retreat was the tour. My newlywed husband said he wasn't going, so I didn't go also. I had to handle logistics of changing rooms from where we wear previously staying to a bigger room, where we would stay together, and spend our honeymoon. So I had to make sure we had a room suited to our taste, then pack luggage, etc.


That night, about 12 midnight, our guests said goodbye to us, and headed back for Nigeria, while we were left alone to face a whole new world we have never experienced.


Apart from breakfast, we didn't go out until three days later. We mostly slept, and slept, and slept, lol. I guess we were really exhausted.


Yes, I travelled with my laptop cos I knew I would have to get some work done in between, so hubby took this picture, and uploaded it, telling everyone my 'real priorities', lol.

When we finally decided to go out, it was to see some places, and get some items.

Our first stop was at the Kachikali museum, which is beside the famous crocodile pond ( A separate post is coming on the museum).

You can touch and play with the crocodiles, but just don't touch their heads, else they'll attack. These crocodiles have been fed with fish from birth, to control their appetites for meat/flesh, so they are completely harmless to man as long as you stay away from their heads. They come out of the pond when the sun is out, and are basically all around. There are over 400 crocodiles here, but they make sure they control their population by discarding excess eggs laid, although the crocodiles are highly protective of their eggs, and you can only take the eggs when they are not watching, i.e. in the pond, else they'll attck if they catch you.

The crocodiles are considered powerful by many Gambians, so people looking for solutions to problems such as financial, power-related, child-bearing, marriage, etc come to pray to the crocodiles, and bath with the dirty pond water.





See how some of them circle the pond when the sun is out


The white crocodile in the picture above is a very rare breed. Immediately we got there, we saw it, and "Keep Smiling" (our tour guide and driver) was so happy. He said it represented good luck for us because no one hardly sees a white crocodile. And he has never seen it through all the times he comes to the pond, and people would do anything to see a white crocodile, lol.


The crocodile tooth around hubby's neck is what we
bought at the crocodile pond
 And the we proceeded to THE ARCH, a government building, which has a high-rise arch, where you can see many parts of Banjul.



View from The ARCH






At the ARCH, there was a room which had Gambia's "democratic" history. It was such a sad situation, that I refused to take pictures. Almost everyone that had stood with Yahyah Jammeh to fight for "democracy" had either been killed or gone missing.

We the proceeded to go to Denton Bridge, but we did not hop on for a boat ride. We basically just took pictures, and left.




With "Keep Smiling", our driver. This picture shows the
real height difference between hubby and I
 At this time, we had also gone to the market, and were really exhausted. So we decided to call it a day.

The next day was our last full day in Gambia. We slept, went out to the beach, and packed up.

Our farewell picture with Isatou, the hotel's sales manager
and our makeshift wedding planner, lol.

Saying farewell to our honeymoon suite



Obviously, Hubby got the better horse *side eye*



We cam to Lagos, and then a week later, this happened. I had never seen him looking like this before. I was so sad, shocked, and devasted, that I refused to talk to him for almost a whole day, lol.


What do you say to the haircut? Yay or Nay?

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24 comments

  1. Yay to the haircut.

    Happy new year Mrs.

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  2. Oh wow.
    It's a Yay!... But was getting used to the fro look. Nice one.
    You guys sure enjoyed the Gambia.
    I really love seeing this lovey dovey you. I kept smiling through this series.
    Cheers dear.

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    1. Lol. The Lord has touched my heart, looooolll.

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  3. LOL, the hair cut looks nice but I can see how it could be a shock lol.

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  4. Yay to the haircut but it sure made him look so different.

    You just slept and slept and slept right? RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. LOOOOL!

      i also just nodded my head at that. But I won't be surprised sha. I really also just slept during my honeymoon.. as in the real sleep.

      But girl, good to see you had so much fun! And I'm loving the new blog layout!!! Well done. And yay to the haircut. But thankfully it's just hair and he can always grow it back for you!

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    2. @ Tomi: Yes ooo. Especially my huband. It was like he was bitten by Tsetse fly, lol.

      @ Kachee: Lol. It better grow back. It's already quite long now sha.

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    1. Wow, I guess no one is feeling me then.

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  6. Congrats again my dear friend.

    yay to the haircut.

    This post is not complete, I shall harrass you ;)

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    1. I have received your harrassment, lolll.

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  7. You just slept and slept and slept. You need to define the meaning of 'sleeping' o, it cannot just be the one you will just shut-eye. Come back to complete the post o... lol

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    1. Sleeping means when you are tired, your lie down, stretch your body, close your eyes, and travel to a world where angels reside, lol.

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  8. This!

    We cam to Lagos, and then a week later, this happened. I had never seen him looking like this before. I was so sad, shocked, and devasted, that I refused to talk to him for almost a whole day, lol.


    Loool!

    Enjoyed this series Atilola.
    Happy new year

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  9. Yes to the haircut. Thanks for taking us along on this fantastic journey. It filled me with faith and your lovely pictures made me happy. Once again, cheers to the rest of your life.

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    1. Wow, thank God for strengthened faith. Amen.

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  10. Ghen Ghen
    Playing with crocodiles ke?
    Great that you both took some time out to tour the city. You sure made up for all the sleeping and sleeping :)
    Yay to the haircut
    He looks different, but in a really good way.

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    1. Yeah. Looking ate the picture again, it is not so bad after all.

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  11. Ghen Ghen
    Playing with crocodiles ke?
    Great that you both took some time out to tour the city. You sure made up for all the sleeping and sleeping :)
    Yay to the haircut
    He looks different, but in a really good way.

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  12. The new haircut looks really good on him. I lmao@ not talking to him for almost a day. Pray tell, how did you make up? *wink wink*

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    1. I just put my pride aside, and just started talking to him, lol.

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