Travel Blogs from Accra, Ghana

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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 ...

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

Camp GLOW and more

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... 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 Coast, though, and the ...

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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... sending explorers, as part of their colonization of Africa . . . North Africa: Chinese Explorers Begin Sahara Tour in Accra 3 April 2009 Ghana will be the starting point of an 88-day expedition by the Yunnan Committee of the Chinese People's ...

Happy Holidays from Ghana!, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Happy Holidays from Ghana!

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... I could definitely live in Accra! To someone who has been so far removed from the U.S. for so long, Accra is like going back there. The South in Ghana is so much more developed than Benin. There are nice roads, freeways, stoplights, convenience stores, ...

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 ...

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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So I am now in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the last country I will visit on this trip, The last few days have been something along the lines of a whirlwind, saying goodbye to people, saying goodbye to the SOS Children, attending a party at the SOS ...

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 ...

Krobo Odumase Glass Beads, Krobo Odumase, Ghana travel blog

Krobo Odumase Glass Beads

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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When we arrived at Daniel's, there was a note from his daughter Esther, along with some beautiful glass bead necklaces. Krobo Odumase is famous for their hand made, hand painted glass beads. The note dated 15th March 2005 read: Welcome Lovely People: ...

Off to Krobo-Odumase, Krobo-Odumase, Ghana travel blog

Off to Krobo-Odumase

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... become a running joke! The road to Akosombo is very good -paved with two 1,000 Cedi tolls. Getting out of Accra was just a zoo! Ghana loves it's traffic circles and everyone just heads for the middle. We did see our first accident today. Outside Accra ...

Accra- Here we Come!, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Accra- Here we Come!

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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Can you believe that they played the same Will & Grace show we just watched on the last flight? How many episodes must they have made and we end up with the same one? The show isn't worth watching once, let alone twice! Dinner again was an offering of ...

A Day At The Beach, Accra, Ghana travel blog

A Day At The Beach

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... apples, steering wheels, caution triangles, briefcases, religious pictures, Q-tips - you name it! You can't help but notice that Ghana is a very religious country. The store names all relate to God somehow such as God Willing Computer Repair. You can ...

Last Bit Of Time In Ghana   Boo-Hoo!, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Last Bit Of Time In Ghana Boo-Hoo!

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... us, trying to grab our arms to go to their shops etc. The 5 of us gather into the stall and I tell them I only want 40 Ghana bookmarkers. About 5 fists of bookmarkers are shoved at us. I do the dealing with the one vendor who is the stall owner. I tell ...

Life With Daniel, Krobo-Odumase, Ghana travel blog

Life With Daniel

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... educated. He tells us stories of his four children - one son is an engineer that had been working in Japan but is now living in Accra with his wife and son. Daniel says he is very bright. The other son started doing drugs "smokin the weed you know" was ...

Going out in Style, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Going out in Style

A travel blog entry by kelleyinafrica

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... known: Not only can you live and drive a pink cadillac, but you can also die (or at least be buried) in one. Yes, it's true. Ghana has mastered the art of 'specialty' coffins- it's a tradition, you see. If you're a fisherman, you can get the shrimp ...

Hanging Out At The Dutchotel, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Hanging Out At The Dutchotel

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... say anything? Who was at the pool today furiously writing postcards on the last day? Well, at least they will be sent with a Ghana stamp and postmark! I know we will arrive home first - isn't it the thought that counts? The hotel looks nice at night ...

Fantasy Coffins, Teshie-Nungua, Ghana travel blog

Fantasy Coffins

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... the funeral until the coffin is finished. When there is an unexpected death, for example from a traffic accident, some coffins can be finished in two weeks. In Ghana funerals are such productions, it would take that long to get the plans in place ...

To The Beach!, Accra, Ghana travel blog

To The Beach!

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... small hotel owned by a Canadian and his Ghanaian wife. I had read that they had lived in Montreal for years before returning to Ghana and his wife had learned to make these great sausages from the Indians. We bought some for breakfast so we should have a ...

La Beach, Accra, Ghana travel blog

La Beach

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... 's one of the country's most attractive and lively public beaches and it's only about 10 mins from the city centre. This is Accra's best swimming beach, reasonably safe for swimming depending on the strength of the undertow. There are several outdoor ...

the here and now. , Accra, Ghana travel blog

the here and now.

A travel blog entry by reneemarie

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... (some Ghanaians seriously shower about five times a day) 32. Your meal choices are rice. Yam. Chicken. Fish. Or soup and dough. And this doesn’t really bother you that much. 33. instead of saying ghana you prefer to use the phrase "this is GH baby" ...

Ghana celebrations!, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Ghana celebrations!

A travel blog entry by charlieh

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... is normal day readin tests for class 1 and 2 and drama with class 4! but we have the days off tommorow and wed as ghana is celebratin its 50th anniversay of independance very big deal i have learnt the pledge the natioanl anthem and other songs loL! think ...

What goes 'bzzzzzz...hahahahahahaha...bzzzzzzzz?', Accra, Ghana travel blog

What goes 'bzzzzzz...hahahahahahaha...bzzzzzzzz?'

A travel blog entry by ghana-bound

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... me some valuable tips on what to see during my month in Accra, or at least tried to - I'd been told that although Ghana's official languages is English, and most will nod as though they fully understand, it's not necessarily the case. Felt the same ...

Wed Thurs and Fri, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Wed Thurs and Fri

A travel blog entry by charlieh

So i was correct in thinking nothing much wld happen towards the end of the week i was so tired and gettin a bug which totally sucked!!! so moped a bit u no me not 1 to complain haha! but other then tht emailed kat lots and taught on fri oh and found out ...

Journey to Accra, Accra, Ghana travel blog

Journey to Accra

A travel blog entry by faisal_abroad

... electronics. I wouldn't be surprised if they pumped extra oxygen to keep you awake. After the 2km walk and having to dodging shop assistants trying to corner you to their shop I finally reached my gate ready for my last 7 hours on a plane to Accra, Ghana. ...

Day 1: Tro-tro to Big Milly's, Kokrobite, Ghana travel blog

Day 1: Tro-tro to Big Milly's

A travel blog entry by tim_buktu2

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... I even discover it and set up camp in Big Milly's Backyard, Kokrobite - a well-established backpacker haven west of Accra. A quick reccy post-breakfast identifies that Ghanaians drink Guinness, it's blisteringly hot at 9am, and the local transport system ...

first day volunteering :), Accra, Ghana travel blog

first day volunteering :)

A travel blog entry by ellebee88

... her friends know my name...its pretty bad. She's super nice, though...she always asks about what im reading and tells me about ghana, etc etc.  anyway, thats just the little update on my work and social life here. today is just one of those days ...

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