Hi, welcome back to my blog. Before you continue, i might go back and forth saying the same word and get angry in between but you’re going to enjoy this trust me even though it kinda long. Now let’s get into it..
June 6th 2019, i visited the popular shodex garden anthony to celebrate my friend birthday and it wasn’t what i expected or should i say it didn’t meet my expectations.
Before getting into details, we started our outing at the domino’s pizza ilupeju then we went to the SPAR at ilupeju before heading to our final destination.
Oh, we actually camped inside Marwa( tricycle) before our whole outing started because of rain….
P.S; i need to get my own car
We got to the shodex garden anthony few minutes to 3 ready “to chop the life of our head” but we were stopped by the security men because we were carrying food, turns out food isn’t allowed in the garden, we have to get food at the restaurant inside the garden.
Meanwhile, wire have sparked inside me i was ready to fire back but i remained calm and explained to them that i did the research before coming here, it wasn’t stated anywhere online that foods isn’t allowed in the park i even read online that foods is allowed now you telling me food isn’t allowed and there wasn’t time to change location.
To cut the story short, i was asked to enter and tell the receptionist that we brought food, telling my friend and sister to wait outside.. Imagine.
I entered and told the receptionist we brought food, snacks to be precise and she said no problem as long they don’t sell it in the garden, i didn’t tell her we brought drinks tho because they sell them.
Food issue settled, then gate fee caused another problem because we were asked to pay an additional #50 for VAT.
As in, I’m not understanding, VAT when I’m not even paying with my ATM she was now telling me story that touch that ehn they are going to be charged for vat, “how is that my concern” at that point i was ready to turn back and look for somewhere else to go or better still go home and chill but i couldn’t because i didn’t want to ruin my friend birthday party.
I told the receptionist why wasn’t the VAT fee added online because i checked before coming it was clearly stated online gate fee #1000 but she couldn’t say anything, no explanation so i paid the entrance fee and we entered the garden.. The popular shodex garden anthony and we walked straight to the swimming area to check it out only for us to get there and we were told we are going to pay additional #1050 for swimming, i finally lost it
I stomped to the receptionist and i let out everything have been keeping inside and all she could do was show me their price list and beg, i didn’t even know what to do anymore i just went back to meet my friend and sister they were really pained because they brought their swim wear and they already planned their swimming shoots but it not going to happen unless we pay and additional #1050 which I’m not ready to pay because i was already angry, i told the receptionist to update their price list and information online because it’s all a lie and to prevent future arguments and problems
We gently looked for a spot to set our food and ate to our satisfaction took picture break and legit played like children and we went to eat second round, there was a lot to eat and drink we couldn’t finish everything we brought, we played, did stupid videos, sang stupid songs. If we cant swim, nothing can stop us from enjoying ourselves.
After eating and playing, we went to the zoo where i was snubbed by a monkey, i almost cried tho, how can a monkey snub me after begging and whining the monkey finally shook my hand, i was so happy it felt like a human hand tho but I’m guessing the monkey is a man because he snubbed me at first and shook my friend because she’s a fine girl don’t ask me how i know, i just know
After that we went to play with a turkey i guess it was making sounds and we joined so we were literally playing with a duck after that we were scared to move to the ostrich because of it long neck we spent minutes thinking of how to pass and people in the moving car and buses were staring and making jest of us we finally snapped with the ostrich tho and we moved to the aquatic section and it was OK
In conclusion, shodex garden anthony is a cool and nice place to be because of it ambience and it perfect place to organise outdoor events, swimming or no swimming we legit enjoyed ourselves, they just need to work on their presence online and update them, most especially their price list
Trust me it’s a nice place to go and enjoy mother nature, we didn’t enter their flower garden tho but it was beautiful on the outside. Lest i forget it’s a nice place to snap pictures every corner is beautiful for pictures.
Mind you, our outfit wasn’t planned like they say great minds think alike
Here’s a break down of our day started and how it ended..