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Another great weekend here on the Gulf of Guinea! I participated in both ends of Ghanaian culture this weekend. Friday we visited the Hotel Shangri-La -a very upmarket place with a palm tree lined pool with a swim up bar. We tried to pass ourselves off as guests but the rings of dirt around our feet (or maybe it was my filthy hair) gave us away. We …
... br> An airport official saw me pick up the bag and asked for the lost baggage form in my hand. After looking at the form (but never asking for my ID or looking at the tag on the bag) she told me to go on. I explained that I’d need the paper to get through the exam downstairs. But she wouldn’t give it back, just said all I’d have to do was show my passport to get out.
That presented a problem ...
... it was so cloudy that the sun was not visible. By the end of the weekend we were so exhausted so we were not thrilled to find out the water was still off at ISH.
Monday it only went downhill ...
... more talk of us having to leave Hohoe. Word
had apparently traveled from parents to Unite for Sight to Accra and finally to us, and Unite
for Sight pressured the clinic staff to get us out of Hohoe by 6 pm curfew. We were upset, but
then it became too late to leave and we were told that we would just leave in the morning. Plans
changed one final time when Nawal came to our room to tell us to get ready to go because we were
leaving for nearby ...
... resources means wealth.
However, chatting with an everyman in pidgin, Sierra Leone like Krio English, at a street food stall over Banku and sauce, which costs 20p a large plate, it wasn't long before the he began to bemoan the "community leaders who chop the money." He can hardly afford the soft and tasty ground maize and cassava Banku we shared. And despite the wealth, not far off from where we sat beyond the major congested landmark of the ...