Travel Blogs from Hohoe, Ghana

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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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... ; I learned dat they took Home Economics class in high school and learned how to make the clothes.  There are numerous shops in Hohoe where seamstresses work.  Ya could buy fabric & give it to 'em to make something out of it for ya.  ...

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  I thought they wudda be shacks, outdated, dirty, and out of my comfort zone.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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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... Talking Hands' homepage: "We want to thank Mary Chimelak for taking time to come visit us at the Volta School for the Deaf in Hohoe, Ghana. Mary has done so much to open the eyes of students, staff, and community members that it is beyond words. I just ...

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 ...

Day 7-9: Where we should have been all the time!, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Day 7-9: Where we should have been all the time!

A travel blog entry by tim_buktu2

... of organised religion, not the Big Cheese Himself. But maybe now and again it serves some general good. I think Ghana's brand of fire and brimstone evangelical bible thumping does at least consistently promote one clear message; the difference between ...

Wli falls, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Wli falls

A travel blog entry by hvw88

Ritual, swimming ...

Children without Parents, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Children without Parents

A travel blog entry by faisal_abroad

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... ? As much as I have been impacted intimately by these children, I have deep reservations about the orphanages in general in Ghana. I say this because Ghanaian family culture is very much different than New Zealand. New Zealand society we mostly have a ...

Halbzeit in Afrika, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Halbzeit in Afrika

A travel blog entry by brisko

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... sechs Wochen zusammen, waren die Ausfluege einsame Spitze und die Volta-Region bis jetzt mein schoenstes Ausflugsziel in Ghana (Erinnerungen an die Landschaft Sierra Leones wurden wieder wach). Mein Appetit ist uebrigens wieder zurueckgekehrt und nach ...

The simple life in Hohoe, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

The simple life in Hohoe

A travel blog entry by faisal_abroad

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... go and order two kebabs and indo mie noodles and mix them together for dinner. Those were great nights for dinner. Dinner in Hohoe suites me fine however. There’s nothing more rewarding and relaxing to me than ordering one Cedi worth of deep fried ...

Week One, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Week One

A travel blog entry by weasel

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... building at 8 was then a little interesting! This weekend we headed out of the village for a restbite in the town of Hohoe, staying the 2 nights in a small hostel with electricity and running water (pure bliss!). On the friday night when we arrived we ...

The NZ-US Wli Expedition, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

The NZ-US Wli Expedition

A travel blog entry by faisal_abroad

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... really funny to see such a tall person sitting in cradle position in a van. Public transport works in slightly different manner in Ghana compared to New Zealand. Firstly there’s no schedule. You go to the station find the Trotro or bus, board the ...

Final weekend travels and very stiff legs, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Final weekend travels and very stiff legs

A travel blog entry by joelsalmon

... it's more fun saying hoho) Arriving in Accra is like entering another country. It is without doubt the economic core of Ghana- it even has actual pavements! At every set of traffic lights sellers will swarm around vehicles, selling the standard plantain ...

Friday, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Friday

A travel blog entry by anna-leese.k

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... we decided to eat here anyway. We ordered our food and found cheese was on the menu. Hardly any diary products are available in Ghana so we were very excited and asked if the spreadable cheese was in one quarter or two. The woman confirmed four times that ...

Thursday, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Thursday

A travel blog entry by anna-leese.k

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... was four hours and a bit bumpy so too difficult to sleep unfortunately. We asked the tro tro to take us to Grande Hotel once we were in Hohoe so they dropped us out the front. We were all so tired and ready to find a room and go to sleep. But we could not ...

Saturday, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Saturday

A travel blog entry by anna-leese.k

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... want to see the Agumatsa Falls in the village Wli Agorviefe right on the Togo border. Agumatsa Falls are the largest falls in all of Ghana. While Cloudia was getting some money out of the bank we met a German man I forgot his name he acted a bit arrogant ...

Phillip saves the day!, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Phillip saves the day!

A travel blog entry by sabrinafrances

... desk and was running towards the baby with the cane in his hand (caning is an unfortunate way of discipline that is still widely used in Ghana). He lifted the cane up over his head and all I was thinking was that he was about to whack the baby in the ...

Day 11 .. HoHoe & Wli Falls, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Day 11 .. HoHoe & Wli Falls

A travel blog entry by ehime

... .  We got a Tro around 6 and went to the station in Koforidua.  From there we took another tro to Volta Region, HoHoe which took 3 hours.  We stayed in the Matsville hotel.  The rooms were actually not to bad.  We arrived at about ...

Introductions, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Introductions

A travel blog entry by kamry

I realize I may have name dropped without actually introducing any of the staff or other volunteers, so I'll list them. Volunteers: Laura- my roommate, a college senior from Illinois Chris- the only boy in our group, a college sophomore from ...

It's time to go home already?, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

It's time to go home already?

A travel blog entry by sabrinafrances

... for me than my eager-to-learn kindergarteners. Lucy is 16 years old and in junior high (the highest level of basic education in Ghana). When the Headmaster asked that I tutor her, he said that she wasn't doing well in class because she was "lazy" and ...

Volta Region, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Volta Region

A travel blog entry by exumbris

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Wli Falls.  I had a brilliant time with my guide Francis, as we hiked for four hours.  The pictures tell it better than I ...

Day 12.. Monkey Sanctuary, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Day 12.. Monkey Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by ehime

We had 2 hours of sleep and today we are visiting the Monkey sanctuary.  We left the hotel around 7am and Fern & I got a lift from a local in the back of his truck to the Tro station while the others walked.  We found a Tro and our group ...

Happy Birthday!, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Happy Birthday!

A travel blog entry by antje.gohmann

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... angerufen, weil ich eben erst aus dem ewigen Funkloch in sowas wie Zivilisation zurueckgekommen bin. Jetzt bin ich in Hohoe und habe gerade schon Schecks eingeloest und ein paar Sachen nach Deutschland geschickt. Komischerweise kostete das Ganze hier ...

Accomplished Kindergarteners, Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

Accomplished Kindergarteners

A travel blog entry by sabrinafrances

I cannot believe that it was only five days ago that I arrived in Ghana. My time here has been so full of incredible experiences that is seems impossible they all happened in only 4 days. Today was my third day at Happy Kids. I am astounded at the ...

One month down..., Hohoe, Ghana travel blog

One month down...

A travel blog entry by edd.colbert

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... a taxi with him - we definetly could have walked... The lodge was pretty awesome with mountain ranges encircling it. Last week Ghana was experiencing Hamatan (think that's the spelling) which is a season of heavy dust due to the Northen Sahara winds. ...

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