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News from Nowhere – Ghana
In a remote seaside village in Ghana, John M. Edwards battles golf-ball-sized bugs and meets gung-ho gonzo travelers seasoned in bad trips through Africa. No one said travel in nowhere was easy.
Life in an African Village – XOFA Eco-Village, Ghana
Life in an African Village – XOFA Eco-Village, Ghana home_aug19_afr.jpgBrenda Whetstone struggl
And Then I Fell In Love – XOFA Eco-Village, Ghana
And Then I Fell In Love – XOFA Eco-Village, Ghana home_aug05_afr2.jpgBrenda Whetstone prepa
Second Skin – Accra, South Coast, Ghana
Margaret McGladrey ventures into Accra, a white girl with a pocket full of money, alone in West Africa.
Character Building in the Sub-Saharan – Accra, Ghana
Character Building in the Sub-Saharan – Accra, Ghana During her internship, Erica Taylor is learning to
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (6 of 6)
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (6 of 6) Back in Accra The last few days we spent in Accra, doing some final sightseeing and visiting. We decided to stop off at the Arts Centre to pick up some last minute gifts. The Arts Centre is Ghana’s largest art market and the best place to find crafts from all over the country. Artists often […]
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (5 of 6)
A Spiritual Lake Thirty kilometres south of Kumasi is Bosumtwi Lake, the largest and deepest freshwater lake in Ghana, formed by a meteorite. The lake is considered sacred by the Ashanti – they believe the spirits of their ancestors live on the lake. I shared a taxi with my friend and Christoff, an Austrian guy […]
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (4 of 6)
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (4 of 6) Off to Kumasi From Cape Coast it took us 3½ hours to get to Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. Kumasi is different from Accra is many respects – first of all it lies in a green belt, meaning that there are more trees, more flowers and a milder climate than the coastal region. Second, it […]
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (3 of 6)
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (3 of 6) We headed over to the castle first thing in the morning. A guide greeted us at the reception and invited us to peruse the museum upstairs before he gave us a tour. The museum is, surprisingly, well designed and informative. The history of the slave trade and its impact on Ghana are explained and related […]
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (2 of 6)
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (2 of 6) Fidel Castro in Ghana? Accra is not known for its museums, but Ghana’s monument to its first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, is a decent enough spot to while away an afternoon. It is a sprawling park of sculptures and grass that seems a tad out of place in the chaos that is Accra. Kwame Nkrumah was […]