Travel Blogs from Kumasi, Ghana

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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 ...

Kings and A Sword, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Kings and A Sword

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... have to wait until Monday as they don't weave on Sundays and it was too late to head out today. We decide just to go to downtown Kumasi and go to the market. Prince suggests a visit to the King's Palace and we add that we want to see the sword. He gets ...

Bonwire - The Kente Capital, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Bonwire - The Kente Capital

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... for the sum of $75 US. Not bad! They will take us anywhere we want to go. It is about a 45-minute drive from Kumasi to Bonwire. Things were going great until we turned down a road and had to stop the bus because some scary looking locals were blocking ...

Lunch At Couples, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Lunch At Couples

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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... is getting old fast. We get back to the hotel and we have to make arrangements to leave tomorrow. We're not sure how to get from Kumasi to Elmina where our next hotel is. We talk to Mr. Bates, the manager of the Silicon Hotel, and he agrees to rent us ...

From Akosombo to Kumasi, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

From Akosombo to Kumasi

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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Today we are heading to Kumasi from Akosombo. Normally this would mean going back to Accra as there is no direct public transit between the two places, but Daniel has come through for us once again and has hired a van through the Methodist church to take ...

Sunday - Our Lazy Day, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Sunday - Our Lazy Day

A travel blog entry by hooktravellers

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Today being Sunday and lots of things being closed, we decided to hang around the hotel and veg. Kailey drew lots of attention in the pool, guess no one has seen a white fish before. Pearl -the lady at the front desk was crying because she won't see ...

Kumasi- Markets and Mayhem, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Kumasi- Markets and Mayhem

A travel blog entry by kelleyinafrica

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... yet, for all its chaos, it's heart was gentle, no meanness or ill-will to be found. On our first tro-tro to Kumasi Market, our surroundings looked like a forgotten colonial city, stuck in time, dancing to the sound of progress with too many cars and a ...

Travel and Traditional with Butterflies, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Travel and Traditional with Butterflies

A travel blog entry by pavlispilots

We traveled back from Sunyani to Kumasi Saturday morning in a trotro.  It was completely full but all in all was a relatively comfortable ride.  The ride was smooth until we got into Kumasi where we got stuck in massive traffic.  We were ...

IBV's Last day in Kumasi, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

IBV's Last day in Kumasi

A travel blog entry by pavlispilots

... our bags for the trip to Accra.  It was very sad because this was the last time the IBV students would be seeing Kumasi.  After packing all our stuff, we started walking towards the taxi station.  Of course now that we had all the ...

The dump and other perks, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

The dump and other perks

A travel blog entry by edithschmid

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... apparently be about widowhood rights. 4 other interns have joined us in the office this week. They are all graduates from Ghana and give us some interesting insights into the culture of our peer group over here (same generation, educated, seemingly too ...

Work Back on Campus, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Work Back on Campus

A travel blog entry by pavlispilots

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... decided to do a lot of walking downtown and a little exploring.  It is amazing once you really get into the market in Kumasi.  At first we thought the main streets where all the vendors are was the market, we were very wrong.  We ...

TGIF and let the game begin, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

TGIF and let the game begin

A travel blog entry by edithschmid

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... , wearing our new, tight dresses, listening to the melodic sound of the vuvuzelas and soaking up the sun was just... something. Ghana won 2:1. But I was more interested in what was happening around me: People giving up their seats for cash, water being ...

Rivstart =0) fast anda inte?!, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Rivstart =0) fast anda inte?!

A travel blog entry by terko

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... klarade inte att andas sjalv nar han tilslut kom ut. Sa det var tungt.. Har jattekul med varan vardfamilj. Igar var det fotboll Ghana-Nigeria och hela byn/staden vralade sa fort det hande nagot. Som tur var vann Ghana!!! Nu ska jag pa semester!!! ...

Time For A Rest, Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana travel blog

Time For A Rest

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... fighting that scourge of travellers- the funny tummy, so we’ve decide to down tools and rest at a lake near Kumasi, Ghana. Getting to Kumasi means one more hard day of travel but there are a couple of worthwhile sites on the way…provided, of ...

Kumasi: the second largest city in Ghana., Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Kumasi: the second largest city in Ghana.

A travel blog entry by reneemarie

This past weekend the ISEP (international student exchange program) took us to Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana. It was a free travel  (well I suppose this is Ghana’s version of the student activity fee) which was awesome. However, ...

July 8, Day 8 Accra to Kumasi, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

July 8, Day 8 Accra to Kumasi

A travel blog entry by annanddave

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... us the reading on the gun.  How strange that was!  Once again, Sanga talked us out of a unreal situation!!! We got to Kumasi after dark and drove around quite a while before we found the hotel that Sanga had stayed at on his way down to pick us ...

July 8th - Back to Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

July 8th - Back to Hospital

A travel blog entry by pavlispilots

... .  Total cost: 95 pesewas.  It was 11 o'clock once we got into a taxi.  We were able to haggle down to 6 Ghana cedis.     After a short drive to the hospital, we walked up to go see John and hand in our IRB for ...

July 10th - Journey to Emmanuel's Village, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

July 10th - Journey to Emmanuel's Village

A travel blog entry by pavlispilots

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... to the path to the area that they were sitting we were greeted by many "welcomes" and "please, sit downs."  Everyone in Ghana says welcome and sit down.  This can be a little unnerving when you don't actually know where to sit.  Three ...

Friii som en fagel!, Mampong-Kumasi-Accra, Ghana travel blog

Friii som en fagel!

A travel blog entry by terko

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... i Accra sa vi har hunnit ligga pa stranden pa eftermiddagarna! Sedan ar det sa lustigt med att vara volontar i Ghana for att efter ett par manader kanner man till i princip alla andra volontarer runtom i landet och springer pa varandra ...

Working for a human rights commission, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Working for a human rights commission

A travel blog entry by edithschmid

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... spot for me in the corner where I was allowed to stand. In the end the chief addressed me, saying that he welcomes me in Ghana. I said "meda ase" (thank you) and all the old guys burst out laughing. Yeah sorry I'm not totally fluent in Twi yet. All in ...

Day 29 July 29 Ouagadougou to Kumasi, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Day 29 July 29 Ouagadougou to Kumasi

A travel blog entry by annanddave

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... well. This does not include the abandoned cars on the road or the black people walking on the side of the road. We finally got into Kumasi at 11:00 to find that there we no rooms at the Hotel Swagart, where we stayed last time, and there was no where ...

July 6th and 7th - Sunday and Monday's Crazy Day, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

July 6th and 7th - Sunday and Monday's Crazy Day

A travel blog entry by pavlispilots

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... that we had arrived our food was cold.  We heated in up in our cooker and all ate very well. The morning in Kumasi can be pretty similar to morning in Houghton.  You wake up thinking that it will be a sunny, humid day and all ...

Lake Bosomtwe (Eng+Pt), Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Lake Bosomtwe (Eng+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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After the Western Region we headed straight to this Lake, where I took my time to do some relaxing, except for the first day when we hiked the mountain to get to the actual Lake, close to a hour and a half hike. A nice one though if it weren't for my ...

Kumasi, June 25, 2009 – Thursday, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Kumasi, June 25, 2009 – Thursday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... and then went down again, along the Prempeh II Avenue. That particular Prempeh II was one of the most important historical figures Kumasi gave to Ghana. He had been until his death in 1970 for 35 years the Ashanti king. However, what sets him apart from ...

Ashanti Kingdom, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Ashanti Kingdom

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... are dead......A short walk for an hour or so with one of the local guides was great, lots of monkey photo opportunities. Kumasi in central Ghana is home to the once powerful kingdom of the Ashanti people. They had their part to play in the slave trade ...

Kumasi, June 27, 2009 – Saturday, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Kumasi, June 27, 2009 – Saturday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

... best and that was it. Now the only thing left for me was to go downtown to the S.T.C. bus terminal, board my bus and leave Kumasi. Francisca asked if I’d be able to find the terminal and if I needed help. I assured her that I’d be just fine. ...

Trying to understand how life works here, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Trying to understand how life works here

A travel blog entry by edithschmid

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... asked "mama" where we could buy some coconuts. So it began: She yelled something in Twi (language most of the people speak in Kumasi. I know 1 word by heart so far: Obroni (white person) because that's what they call us on the streets) and 3 children came ...

July 3rd - Our first day in the City, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

July 3rd - Our first day in the City

A travel blog entry by pavlispilots

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... all this before 11 a.m. which was quite successful .   We then began our long drive.  The drive from Accra to Kumasi was quite an interesting experience.   It was about a five hour drive with about an hour lunch break.  ...

Kumasi, June 24, 2009 – Wednesday, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Kumasi, June 24, 2009 – Wednesday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... we started out. Again, I wasn't exactly going to stay strictly downtown, but rather in a part of the city called Kegyase. Kumasi is the second largest Ghanaian city, not much smaller than Accra. For three centuries it was the royal capital of what some ...

Travelling to Kumasi and meeting the family, Kumasi, Ghana travel blog

Travelling to Kumasi and meeting the family

A travel blog entry by edithschmid

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... after we indirectly started this fight. But how nice of this stranger to help us, eh? After we found the bus that would take us to Kumasi, we sat down and after 10 minutes in an empty bus we asked the boy when the bus would be leaving? "When it's full". ...

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