What the colour of your passport means

 

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Recently, I was having a chat with a good friend of mine about the struggles of being a third world country passport holder, my all time favourite topic of discussion 🙂 . People falling into this category are generally passport holders from African countries, a few Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and South American countries. This little chat got me thinking about a time when I was in Rome on my way back to London when the flight got delayed a while due to a late departure from London. You know how delayed flights tend to make disgruntled passengers want to chat each other up and complain about the service. Little did I know I  was going to be pulled into small talk due to this. For those who know me personally; I am very much an introvert; only speak when am spoken to and seldom ever initiate a conversation with strangers unless in dire circumstances.

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Coming to Los Angeles

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Let me be honest here, I always thought I would have a “Coming to America” moment (like Eddie Murphy’s character did) when I set foot in America hehehe!. It goes without saying that this is one of my best movies as it epitomises the perception most non-Americans have towards America. When I was young, a lot of people wanted to go to America; the land of milk and honey; the land where dreams come true. So for a long time it was on my bucket list. My city of choice for this trip was Los Angeles and I will be sharing with you some of the things that I did while I was there.

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