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On the way out of Elmina we stopped at the Elmina Beach Resort for lunch. They have a nice restaurant, but are more expensive for their rooms. We enjoyed a last meal in Elmina and headed up the coast to Accra.
The trip went well until we started getting to the outskirts of Accra. Traffic was terrible, and we were delayed for a while at a crawl. Finally breaking free of the ...
... a real treat, a local group will be
performing on the stage.
What a treat it
was, the music was absolutely blaring, the singing was monotonous and
out of tune and it went on until just gone 2 am. At that time music
was still going on next door and so there was little sleep last
Today we set of
on the moped to the Angolan Embassy. We got there alright ...
... and we got a tour. It is good that the plastic is not being left to wreck the environment but they are finding another use for it! Solomon took us to SYTO to visit someone and to buy some water. We then went and had lunch, we got fast food. It was so nice to have some food that was western. I had a chicken burger with chips and it tasted a little bit like nandos. It was so yummy Yvette, Solomon and Nat then had icecream Solomon and I had oreo toppings and Yvette and Nat ...
Today we headed off to Volta Region! It was truly just a long bus ride but it is okay, we are always excited to sight see from the bus! Africa is such an interesting and beautiful place. When the bus slows down because of traffic, people on the streets that are selling goods begin to wave and just smile at us. Everyone is always smiling.
Normally, from the moment everyone is loaded onto the bus, it only takes about ...
... notions and survival skills down, notably how to negotiate a non-outrageous rate with taxi drivers (one of whom had to hotwire his car to get it started instead of using the ignition, much to my concern), although the daily near crashes get my heart rate going...The rolling blackouts can be quite peeving, as I experienced a few times this week again, especially after a long day when all you want is the AC on full blast, but all in all so far so good!