Life in an African Village – XOFA Eco-Village, Ghana

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home_aug19_afr.jpgBrenda Whetstone struggl

And Then I Fell In Love – XOFA Eco-Village, Ghana

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Bones in the Water – Tema, Ghana

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Eric P. Mitchell investigates the remains of this ghost fleet.

Second Skin – Accra, South Coast, Ghana

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Margaret McGladrey ventures into Accra, a white girl with a pocket full of money, alone in West Africa.

Accra Nutz and Bolts

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City Name: Accra Where is it located?: Accra is on the coast in southern Ghana. Why do people go there?: Accra is a good starter city before traveling around West Africa. It has a good vibe and safer than most other capital cities. How do travelers get there?: Accra can be reached by bus and […]

Ghana Travel Facts

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The Basics Country: Ghana Where is it?: Ghana is located in western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea and between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo Why do people go here?: One of the favorite West Africa backpacker destinations, Ghana is said to be one of the friendliest countries in Africa. Besides that, the Atlantic Coast has […]

Character Building in the Sub-Saharan – Accra, Ghana

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During her internship, Erica Taylor is learning to

Ghana Travel Information

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Travel Guides Make sure you pick up a travel guide before going to Ghana, because the travel book selection here is nothing but pitiful. Lonely Planet’s “West Africa” is alright, but better is Bradt’s “Guide to Ghana” by Philip Briggs, which gives you in-depth coverage about Ghana. Where we stayed In Accra we stayed with […]

Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (6 of 6)

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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)

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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 […]