• {Travel} Zambia Day 1 ~ Hair Did

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    Hi there and welcome! Am sure you remember I mentioned in my Zambian Trip Preview post that I will soon be sharing my full trip back home. Well soon is today and here goes, as I made mention to earlier in my preview post I said about how I have always wanted to go back to my mother ZambiaΒ on my own dime. Well this year it happened I didn’t have to save for it I just paid for it from my salary and honestly that was the best feeling ever. So many things have happened this year and I felt like I was being throw into a lion’s den on a monthly basis just to see how I can cope if at all. I am very fortunate and very blessed to have a very supportive family system and wonderful friends full of encouragements.

    ….moving on…

    I left the UK approx. 9.30pm and landed in Dubai around 6am the following day. The flight was 7 hours long (don’t forget to factor in the time difference), I was knackered and very hot. When I left the weather was just 9 degrees that pretty cold for me and around in Dubai with lows of 20 degrees lets just say I paid the price but thankfully I did factor in the heat for Zambia so in my hand language I had shorts. You would think I would have changed at the airport when I was in their rather posh toilets and bathrooms but no me I waited until I was up in the air closer to God then went into the toilets and changed their.

    When I landed I had a misfortunate of having a female office scrutinize me from head to toe and demand that all my bags be searched THOROUGHLY before customs could let me through. Obviously my looks offended her but I also so pure jealousy but that’s ok I survived and had the best day ever.Β Now that I have rambled through and through I will share with you some dreaded pictures.

    …Beware, these pictures are nothing like what you hoping for…

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    And for the hideous part that is me…

    IMG_1325.JPGIt took 4 hours to get this hair done, and that’s because these two guys are fast otherwise its a good 7 hours for y heard (yes I heard you its a shift lol).

    Thank you Zambia, you were great so great you gave me heat rash on Day 2.

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    1. Kristine Foley
      October 31, 2014 / 6:57 am

      It turned out beautiful so well worth it!

      • December 1, 2014 / 10:58 pm

        Thank you Kristine, its definitely worth the 4-7 hours it usually takes

      • December 1, 2014 / 10:57 pm

        Thanks Jessica

    2. October 26, 2014 / 2:21 pm

      I love these snapshots and yes I will second what everyone has said – your hair looks fabulous! I hope you had an amazing trip!!

      • December 1, 2014 / 10:57 pm

        Thank you, I had an amazing time and created wonderful memories

    3. October 24, 2014 / 6:45 pm

      Your hair looks amazing, I would have never been able to sit for four hours to get something like this done πŸ™‚

      • October 25, 2014 / 8:36 am

        Thank you, after a while you get used to sitting that long

    4. October 23, 2014 / 8:13 pm

      Wow, I love your hair after, so gorgeous. I can’t imagine having to sit still for 4 hours though… and 7 is even crazier!

      • December 1, 2014 / 10:58 pm

        Thanks, one time I sat for 11 hours doing my hair it was crazy but was worth every minute of it

    5. Angela Livingston
      October 22, 2014 / 9:38 pm

      Your hair looks amazing! Hope you had/have an amazing trip!

      • December 1, 2014 / 10:58 pm

        Thanks, I had an amazing time x

    6. October 22, 2014 / 7:38 pm

      You look great, with or without the hair done. πŸ˜› That’s too bad they gave you a hard time at the airport. I get it a lot with the equipment we travel with, always getting stopped and bomb swiped, lol. πŸ™

      • October 24, 2014 / 3:05 pm

        Bomb swiped damn they are seriously think a mother will carry that with her kids around? Anyway such is life, thanks

    7. October 22, 2014 / 7:02 pm

      You look beautiful!! You’re glowing πŸ™‚

      • December 1, 2014 / 10:59 pm

        Thanks Lindsay

    8. October 22, 2014 / 4:11 pm

      Wow! Well the time was worth it because your hair looks awesome!

      • December 1, 2014 / 10:59 pm

        awww thanks Brenda

    9. Fiona Naughton
      October 22, 2014 / 12:01 pm

      You look stunning, so pretty. How fun to get your hair done while on holiday πŸ™‚

      • December 1, 2014 / 10:59 pm

        Thanks Fiona, I love getting my hair done when I visit Zambia it’s cheap and lasts

    10. October 22, 2014 / 10:33 am

      You look so beautiful!! I’ve always wanted to know what my hair would look like braided like that! I’m not sure if I’m patient enough to sit for four hours getting it done though! That’s a VERY long time!

      Katie <3

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:00 pm

        Beauty is pain they say lol so am sure you would last lol. Thanks

    11. October 22, 2014 / 7:37 am

      Wow… my hair takes forever to get done, but that is a really long time for you… though I must say – you look fabulous. πŸ™‚

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:00 pm

        Thank you hun, my natural hair is a pain so this keeps it at bay

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:00 pm

        Thank you it was

    12. October 22, 2014 / 4:51 am

      I so can’t imagine sitting that long getting my hair done, ahhh! It looks great though!

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:00 pm

        hahaha well I have had years of practice

    13. Caroline
      October 22, 2014 / 4:29 am

      Thats a crazy amount of time to do your hair! Have fun on your trip!

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:01 pm

        IT is crazy but worth the sacrifice once done

    14. Karissa Ancell
      October 22, 2014 / 4:05 am

      Wow I can’t believe it takes that long for your hair. It looks great but that is a long time.

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:01 pm

        Can even take longer hun

    15. October 22, 2014 / 3:46 am

      Ya’ll look so happy! Have a great trip!!

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:01 pm

        We are/we thanks x

    16. October 22, 2014 / 3:22 am

      One of my good friends got her hair braided when she was in Ghana and it was the best braid job i have ever seen! And she said she only paid like $25 for it lol looks gorgeous on you!

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:01 pm

        That’s one of the reasons I do it back home its so cheap

    17. October 22, 2014 / 2:20 am

      Awesome that you got a chance to go back, and your hair looks awesome! That’s quite a long procedure, but the results look totally worth it. πŸ˜‰

      xo,
      lauriel
      EyeForElegance.com

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:02 pm

        Thanks hun, very long indeed but loved the end product

    18. October 21, 2014 / 11:24 pm

      Ooooch, I’ve never had heat rash – but overall sounds like you’re having a time!

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:02 pm

        I never thought I would get heat rush after being born and raised in such conditions but after a few years out of the extreme conditions I suffered like mad

    19. October 21, 2014 / 10:36 pm

      WOW! That is quite a lot of time!

    20. October 21, 2014 / 10:34 pm

      7 hours?! sounds like you had some professionals then πŸ˜‰

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:03 pm

        Yep they are indeed professionals

    21. Heather
      October 21, 2014 / 10:21 pm

      What an amazing place to visit! Your hair looks awesome (but dang! FOUR hours?!) Can’t wait to read more! πŸ™‚

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:03 pm

        hahaha yep 4 hours lol

    22. Julie B
      October 21, 2014 / 8:27 pm

      It sucks that they searched you s thoroughly, I get why they have to but they make you feel like you’re guilty! x

      • December 1, 2014 / 11:03 pm

        I know right I was pissed off but I guess I get it

    23. Ellie
      October 21, 2014 / 2:31 pm

      Your hair looks great! x

    24. Louise Smith
      October 21, 2014 / 2:13 pm

      Your hair looks awesome πŸ˜€ And poor you getting searched at the airport. Sometimes I wonder if the real criminals are getting through and the innocent ones get searched because they look friendlier and won’t put up a fight! So glad you got to visit Zambia though!x

      • October 21, 2014 / 8:02 pm

        Thanks, I know they let criminals through and rest of us are searched

    25. Helen Sims The good life mum
      October 21, 2014 / 1:25 pm

      lordy how did you manage to keep still for 4 hours, your hair looks great

      • October 21, 2014 / 8:02 pm

        Easy, been doing it all my life lol

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