Are you guilty of overpacking when you go away travelling? Most of us are, when you love fashion, it’s so easy to get carried away with clothing- especially when we’re travelling to a climate that allows us to have fun with our look in ways that we can’t always do at home. However, if you want to keep things more simple, avoid excess baggage costs or save space in your suitcase for holiday purchases, then there are some steps you can take to slim down your case without having fewer outfits. The capsule wardrobe allows you to use every piece you take to its best potential, and despite bringing fewer articles of clothing, you still get a huge mixture of different outfits. Here are some ways you can go about it.

It is winter season and the cold isn't so friendly. Of all the recent coat designs in the last 5 years, I will say puffer coats are the best. They are so warm and still gives you a chic look. I love to wear comfortable fashionable coats during winter but most times pretty coats are light and not so covered. Puffer coats and teddy coat do the job. Some puffer coats are waterproof and they are very durable.

Puffer jackets feel like you are wrapped inside a duvet and you just go out with such a warm feeling. When purchasing puffer jackets/coats here are things to consider.

1. Buy one size bigger (The bigger the better).

2. Buy puffer coats with bigger collars. (Hoodies).

3. Buy puffer coats with long length (Maxi puffer coat cover more).

4. Black puffer coats are more versatile.

5. Cropped puffer coats are fashionable but what about your lower body parts.

Shop different puffer padded coats 2020 winter style.

Gidan Makama Museum which is also known as Kano Museum is a museum in Kano, Nigeria. I enjoyed visiting this place, we weren't allowed to take photos in specific places. There are different artworks from centuries. I also learnt about how the British people invaded the north. The building served as the temporary palace of Kano before the current palace Gidan Rumfa was constructed in the 15th century.

The museum has a significant collection of arts, crafts and items of historic interest related to the Kano area. Located in a 15th-century historical building, which is recognised as a National Monument by the Government of Nigeria. The museum is divided into 11 galleries, each with their own centre of focus. Galleries include the Zaure or the main entrance hall with displays of traditional materials, city walls and maps of Kano, the history of statehood, Kano in the 19th century, the Civil War, economy, industry and music.

Entrance fee: 100 naira
No photos allowed inside the museum.

Today is the 1st of January 2020, and I am so excited about my new projects and family. I wish you all a happy new year and a beautiful, stress-free vision for 2020.
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If you are a Nigerian that travels frequently by air you must have noticed a lot of new airlines, some succeeded while some airline companies didn't make it to the top. Nigerian flights are mostly direct flights. If you have been to Kano state from Port Harcourt city, then you should be aware that there are no direct flights from Port Harcourt to Kano. The 1st time I travelled from kano to Port Harcourt I used Azman air. It was pretty fast and kept to time. It was not a direct flight so when we stopped at Lagos state, we were directed to stay at a particular place while we wait for the time of our take off to Port Harcourt. We got port Harcourt on time and it was a smooth flight.

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I needed to book a flight back to kano from port Harcourt, so I began the search. I came across air Peace which was available but was ridiculously expensive price-wise, it was more than 60,000 naira for the local flight and it was being offered by a third party booking website. I got discouraged and decided to book a flight going to Abuja or Lagos then book another flight from there to Kano state, meaning I had to book two direct flights and flight timing in Nigeria is very delicate because most airlines fly around the same time. I closed my laptop that night feeling a bit sad about the situation. I woke up at 4am to search for flights going to Kano, I just wanted to give it one more try before taking the final decision. I went on Wikipedia to search for all the flight companies in Nigeria, that was how I discovered Maxair. I followed the link to the website and I searched for a flight going to Kano from Port Harcourt and it was available tho it wasn't a direct flight but it was a cheaper option. I booked the flight immediately to pay later in the morning.

I booked the flight without payment on the 21st of December 2019, 4:39am.
I paid for the flight in the morning and the payment confirmation was sent to me via email but the flight itinerary wasn't sent to me. I called all the numbers on their website severally but none went through. All the numbers were either switched off or the call was forwarded which never went through. I got worried and called a friend of mine working with the Nigerian immigration service to confirm if this airline actually exists and he confirmed that it does. I reached out to other people to help me try the numbers on their website and only one person was able to reach out to them later that day. The lady who answered the phone said she was at another branch and that we should call the Port Harcourt branch which wasn't going through. We insisted that she looked into the issue and explained to her that all the numbers on Maxair website are either not connecting or not available. She asked that my flight details and payment confirmation be sent to her via WhatsApp chat. It was sent and she said she was going to get back to us. We waited and also sent an email but no reply. The email was replied the next day which was the 22nd of December 2019,  the day I was supposed to fly to Kano state.
All endeavour to sort out my ticket issue failed. I decided to go early to the airport because my flight time was on a Sunday. I left home by 12:15 and got to the airport by 13: 25. My flight time was for 
DateSun 22 Dec 19All Times LocalFlight-NumberCabin (Book Class)
From:Port HarcourtDeparture17:30VM 1621 (HK)Y (R)
DateSun 22 Dec 19All Times LocalFlight-NumberCabin (Book Class)
From:AbujaDeparture20:35VM 1601 (HK)Y (R)
On getting to the airport I went to Maxair stand at Port Harcourt international airport Omagwa and tabled my complaint about my flight itinerary not being sent to my email and I was asked to wait for an hour for my details to be sent to the manager in charge of flight bookings. After an hour I went back to the max air stand and they asked me to wait a while which I did. In less than 3 mins after waiting for 1-hour a man walked up to me, he works with Maxair,  he had a big smile on his face. He said to me smiling "you won't be flying today because we didn't receive your payment".  He was smiling like it was good news and that provoked me so much. I asked him how can my account be debited, payment confirmation sent to me via email and you tell me you didn't get the payment. He said I needed to contact my bank for my money.

Here are the payment confirmations.

Immediately another man working with Maxair shouted from inside, with no professional approach, just buy another ticket and ask your bank for your money, I had no choice, I needed to fly so I did. The ticket price on the 21st December 2019 which I paid for was 
Price NGN 34999.00
AP TAX QT NGN 1000.00
Fuel charges YQ NGN 3000.00
Total Price NGN 38999.00
 But I was asked to purchase another ticket on the 22nd being the day of my travel, which costs more for
Price: NGN 38999.00
AP TAX QT: NGN 1000.00
Fuel charges YQ: NGN 3000.00
Total price: NGN 42999.00

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