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Having been born in Nigeria, I hail from one of three countries where polio is still unfortunately endemic, the other two being Pakistan and Afghanistan. I had contracted the virus before my first birthday and do not know a time in my life before this disability. Moving to London when I was five years old and living here with polio and scoliosis has given me plenty of things to complain about—the endless underground stairs, the airport searches triggered by my metallic leg brace, the looks and questions I occasionally get as I make my way through the day.

Yet the very challenges of living in a large, fast-paced and occasionally insensitive city have forced me to thrive. Despite the occasional stares and remarks, Londoners, for the most part, have let me do my own thing. Teaching me from an early age that I should get on with it and learn to be self-sufficient—something for which I am eternally grateful.

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Accessible London: A Guide to Fun

Accessible London is both true and untrue. Some of my favourite places and spots in the city are delightfully wheelchair friendly. Railings as far as the eye can see, lifts aplenty and enough ramps to get you to the Moon! (This is of course ludicrous, and a complete lie). Many tourist spots and highlights in […]

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Travel Highlights of 2016

This year has been really good for me travel wise, I was able to explore new continents. Finally meet some friends that I have around the world for the very first time, and made new ones. Like my travel highlights of 2015 this post will take a look back at my travel highlights of 2016, to […]

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Black Girls Travel Too London

BLACK GIRLS TRAVEL TOO & DANNY Black Girls Travel Too was founded by lifestyle coach Danny Mitchell, to emphasis the fact that black girls do indeed travel. Danny is based in Texas, and combines travel with empowerment to encourage and support black women. I have had the pleasure of knowing Danny for a few years […]

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World Travel Market: What To Expect

World Travel Market 2016 was the first time I had ever attended this huge event in the travel world. I am actually quite a latecomer to the show considering it has been happening annually since 1980. I would have attended the World Travel Market last year, but I was too busy exploring South Africa at […]

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Review: Thames River Services Sightseeing Tour

Thames River Services allows visitors to cruise through the heart of London and see the sights from a different angle. With over 50 years of experience, they offer stunning views of the city’s famous landmarks with enough history and information to complete a history report on the capital! Last week I had the pleasure of boarding […]

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Review: Planet Hollywood London

Planet Hollywood was launched in the winter of ’91 in New York. It is a dining experience centred around the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, and the stars that live and work in Tinseltown. Planet Hollywood made a home for itself in London, a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly Circus. I recently went there to […]

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