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Volunteer Work at VSD, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Volunteer Work at VSD

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... cudda not remember the title.  I stubbornly Googled for the right title with a great deal of my patience 'cos the Internet in Ghana wuz REALly slow.  I believe I spent an hour searchin' for it 'till 'Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom' appeared.  ...

Browsin' Town n' Dancin' & Drummin' Performance, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Browsin' Town n' Dancin' & Drummin' Performance

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... 't.  The next dance was Zigy.  It wuz to inspire the Ghanaians when they go to the war (there's no war in Ghana, alrighty?).  The dancers were men.   The last one was Aghadza dance from south Volta.  They danced like chickens ...

Hotel on the Beach, Castle, & Kakum Nat'l Park, Cape Coast, Ghana travel blog

Hotel on the Beach, Castle, & Kakum Nat'l Park

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... the castle?!  The tour at the castle wuz worthwhile and it wuz one of my biggest goals to visit.  Later, I learned from a Ghana historian sayin’ the castle wuz one of the largest slave trades in Africa.  Durin’ the tour, I felt ...

Hikin' Up to the Top of Afadjato Mountain, Agumatsa Range, Ghana travel blog

Hikin' Up to the Top of Afadjato Mountain

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... .  Guess who showed up?  Mawusi!  He ran up and met me where I wuz.  He RAN!  Remember he’s from Ghana and dat’s his natural.  I asked him how come he missed meetin’ us at the home-based.  He said he ...

Volunteerin' & Tour at VSD, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Volunteerin' & Tour at VSD

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... Lydia’s lesson of Religion, I read one of passages about three major religions (Christianity, Muslim, and African Traditional) in Ghana.  Each of the religion is explained:  term of a person of the religion, his belief, what they ...

Home of Cross-Cultural Solutions Volunteer, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Home of Cross-Cultural Solutions Volunteer

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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The 3 homes where about 36 volunteers stay are not what I expected. They are comfortable and neat.  They are in Hohoe, a remote place with the dirt road.  I thought they wudda be shacks, outdated, dirty, and out of my comfort zone.  The ...

In Ghana...At Last!, Accra, Ghana travel blog

In Ghana...At Last!

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... and Scott A. (an American hearin’ guy, who is in the Peace Corps for 3 years) whom I befriended before comin’ to Ghana for their tips and warned me dat their hospitality might be overwhelmin’ for me, which is true.  They do stare ...

A Bumpy Ride to Hohoe, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

A Bumpy Ride to Hohoe

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... 8217; many mangoes!  Man-Goes! Well, in the U.S. we have domestic animals which are cats n’ dogs, ja?  In Ghana, I see chickens n’ goats!  I meant LOTS of ‘em.  They roam freely and apparently are smarter than the ...

Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Tafi Atome, Ghana travel blog

Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... tree for a group snapshot before returnin’ to our home-based. It wuz a close encounter and one of best adventures I’ve ever had.  At least I finally saw an exotic animal other than chickens, roosters, lambs, goats, and sheep in ...

Bits of Ghana, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Bits of Ghana

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... a meetin’ w/ a man who presented on educational system in GhanaGhana follows international education system.  Ghana has 6-year primary school, 3-year junior high school, and 4-year senior high school.  They speak regional dialect ...

Here Comes the Wli Waterfall!, Wli, Ghana travel blog

Here Comes the Wli Waterfall!

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... tourist attractions in Ghana, so it was a must to visit. We were lookin' forward to it as it’s the highest waterfall in Ghana.  It’s not far from our home-based, about 30 minutes of drive.  The road was paved dirt, paved, and dirt ...

Camp GLOW and more, Cotonou, Benin, Ghana travel blog

Camp GLOW and more

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... we taught them how to play using a pestle as a baseball bat! They loved it. After my dad left, my mom and I headed to Ghana, where we mostly relaxed in Accra and enjoyed nice restaurants (well, nice for me anyway). We did make it down to Cape ...

First Day at Volta School f/t Deaf, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

First Day at Volta School f/t Deaf

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... books, erasers, teacher’s aides, and so on.  Students learn English at skool as it’s an official language of Ghana, not regional dialects.  Gerard said it’s difficult for ‘em to learn.  I believe ‘cos I had ...

Sayin' Goodbye Ain't Easy & Last Thoughts, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Sayin' Goodbye Ain't Easy & Last Thoughts

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... felt my volunteer work is not complete as there's much more to do.  When I returned to my homeland,  I wuz homesick for Ghana.  I still stay in touch w/ 'em via Skype and Facebook. The first week of my four week volunteer wuz a rough ...

Hikin' & Visitin' Caves, Likpe Todome, Ghana travel blog

Hikin' & Visitin' Caves

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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... their baby on their back wrapped in a sheet around their breasts and waist.  I didn't see one stroller since I arrived in Ghana.  I rarely saw 'em carryin' it in their arms.  Ya can imagine how tough they are:  carryin' the baby and ...

Fufu, coffins and the High Life, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Fufu, coffins and the High Life

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... drumming lesson. We decided against it but thought about coming back to do it during the Christmas break. After a relaxing lunch of Ghana's incredible street food - fried rice, we headed down the hill to brave the market. We got lost in its depths ...

China takes Africa, Accra, Ghana travel blog

China takes Africa

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... . During their time in Ghana, the team will meet with some members of the tourism industry and visit many of Ghana's historical and natural attractions, including the forts at Cape Coast, Kakum Park, Kumasi, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Kintampo ...

Happy Holidays from Ghana!, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Happy Holidays from Ghana!

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... home a bit more. In Benin, though, things are easier in a way because I am more accustomed to them. Transportation in Ghana has been quite frustrating. I have had a great vacation, but it is time to go back. Traveling can be exhausting sometimes! ...

Attack!, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Attack!

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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As far as TV goes, the kids were able to catch Sponge Bob this morning. We also saw the Global logo on one channel. Last night the AC was working in the living room but we can't get it to turn on tonight. Turns out you can't have the fans and the lights ...

Wood Carvings, Ntonso, Ghana travel blog

Wood Carvings

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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Next we're off to Ntonso and Ahwiaa to see some traditional woodcarvers. At our first stop we see a group of about 10 men sitting inside a wooden box with a roof, much like a sandbox and they are all carving unity symbols. They are the coolest figures ...

Fishing Village Of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana travel blog

Fishing Village Of Cape Coast

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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(Taken from Ghana - The Bradt Travel Guide) Cape Coast was probably founded in the early 15th century. By the time the British reached Cape Coast in the Gulf of Guinea, which was called Oguaa at the time, it was a fishing village of about 20 small houses ...

Village Life, A Tro-Tro Trip And A Dance Lesson, Krobo Odumase, Ghana travel blog

Village Life, A Tro-Tro Trip And A Dance Lesson

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... Bus". This place is called Afrikiko River Front Resort and it is so nice. There are nice flowering plants in bloom. That is one thing about Ghana, at least at this time of year, it is not very lush or even very green. We are given a tour by the manager - ...

Cape Coast to Accra, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Cape Coast to Accra

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... as some beads and a shirt for Shawn. He has brought the boys each a vest which is very heavy and I'm not sure when someone in Ghana would ever wear something of that weight. He also has gifts for us to bring back to two of his friends in Canada which we ...

First Full Day in Accra, Accra, Ghana travel blog

First Full Day in Accra

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... ready, you'd find him dozing in the truck in the driveway in case we needed him. Being Sunday, and not having any cedis (Ghana currency) our choices of where to change money were limited. We thought we may have to return to the airport, but Sylvester ...

Our First Night in Accra, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Our First Night in Accra

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... 't pay him. I said I wasn't giving any more money so finally Sylvester stepped in and we were on our way. Our first impressions of Ghana were - crazy drivers and bad roads - at least the cow path we took to get to our Villa we had rented. We were staying ...

Winding down, The Olympic Stadium ATHENS / Ghana, Ghana travel blog

Winding down

A travel blog entry by johnnyc

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... this year he didnt even get more than 1000 people watching him!! So Theres a lot I could say about the differecrnes jut between Ghana and Togo just from the differences in the capitals (Accra and Lome) firslty from what Ive seen most of the roads here ...

Ghana- Land of Forgotten Passports and Generosity, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Ghana- Land of Forgotten Passports and Generosity

A travel blog entry by kelleyinafrica

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... to pass this point on his way to Nigeria. So, we arrived before the sun to this checkpoint, spent the day with friendly Ghana police officers hour after excruciating hour. Around 11 A.M., I began losing hope because Fred would have had to leave early to ...

Kings and A Sword, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Kings and A Sword

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... Ashanti have no monsters in their stories. The boys' French teacher has given them an assignment to present to the class a monster story from Ghana and we're having a heck of a time learning about one, let alone two. I did buy a folklore book so I'm ...

Bonwire - The Kente Capital, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Bonwire - The Kente Capital

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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This morning we've hired the bus from the Silicon Hotel along with a driver and Prince as our guide to visit the nearby town of Bonwire (sounds like bon-wee). We have a beautiful air-conditioned bus to travel in - no tro-tros today! We are the only ones ...

From Kumasi To Elmina, Elmina, Ghana travel blog

From Kumasi To Elmina

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... mine. Obuasi is about 85 km south of Kumasi and is the site of the Ashanti Goldfield Company, the most important gold mine center in Ghana. The guidebook says the tours are free, however it cost us $15 US each, or 675,000 for the tour. We are outfitted ...

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