I Love Grocery Shopping

This morning I checked out of my hostel and took a taxi to the bus stop.

Which – side note: I think I’m being cheated by taxi drivers. Several will turn on the meter, but then tack on an odd charge at the end of my journey. I don’t speak enough Spanish to challenge it, but it bothers me. Anyone ever experience that?

I had a five-hour bus ride ahead of me, and I planned on spending it editing photos and working on my posts. But when I sat down, I realized this wasn’t going to be possible. I had virtually zero leg room to do anything.


It was going to be a long bus ride. I find travel days to be really exhausting, which is crazy because I’m literally doing nothing for hours.

When I did arrive into Lagos, I discovered that there was a large supermarket five minutes from the hostel. And can I just say — I’ve missed big supermarkets. They’re so convenient and easy. I can purchase everything I want in one spot!

The only difficulty is the language. I know zero Portuguese, so I spent a majority of my time translating things. “Hey Google, what’s chicken in Portuguese?”

I made a yummy meal and had a peaceful night at my hostel. This hostel is perfect for me. It’s beachy and airy. Chill and comfortable. I walk around barefoot, drink green tea, and sit on the rooftop terrace to look at the stars.

Honestly perfect.

Hi, I’m so glad you’re on my site! My name is Meagan, and I write about my traveling adventures and finding beauty in each day. For more info about me, click here!

Meagan Tilley

I believe that every day is a day that matters – even just enjoying the little things. Whether that’s traveling to the top cities across the world or binge watching Gilmore Girls. To read more, click the About Me page!

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  1. Tony Vu

    I feel like they do that everywhere you travel. If your not a native to the country, they will always make things more expensive.


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