- The Volta Region- GhanaOn the last afternoon of the workshop we headed out to see one of the rural clinics and then onto lunch and a boat ride in the Volta region. The water here was incredible and the group was fantastic. I Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Dec 4, 2013
- God Loves GhanaForeign aid workers and development agencies are legion in Ghana, while numerous church organisations vie for the Ghanaians’ hearts and minds and pockets. Religion is a booming business here and spiritual organisations try to outdo each other with ever mo Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Dec 3, 2013
- Emerging Viruses Workshop- GhanaThe whole reason I went to Ghana was to attend a workshop in emerging respiratory viruses. I absolutely loved the workshop and so overall it was a fantastic trip- both for work and play! One of the most interesting things Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Dec 3, 2013
- A Ghanaian Folk TaleWe’re spending our last few days in Ghana on the beach - a long weekend beneath a blazing sun; with coconut palms swaying in a warm tropical breeze and the swish of the waves rocking us gently to sleep under Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Dec 1, 2013
- An Airplane Restaurant- GhanaThis was pretty neat. I think it would do better as a club with a big bar, big couches, and a dance floor. But who knows- they did just open. Standing outside I did notice that the tail looks cracked Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Dec 1, 2013
- Polo: Ghana v South Africa - GhanaThis is something I never thought I'd see in West Africa. I ended up at an afternoon Polo match last Saturday after having lunch at a South African BBQ restaurant called Cuzzy Bro's (highly recommended if you visit Accra- Owned Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 30, 2013
- In a Ghanaian MarketWe dance effortlessly through life as we skip from supermarket to supermarket snapping up the finest products from every corner of the world and, during our short Canadian summer when the fields of our rocky isle reluctantly hand over their Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 28, 2013
- Coming Down from MoleIn her 1996 novel, ‘Coming Down from Wa’, Galiano islander Audrey Thomas wrote about life in northern Ghana and her story was brought to life for us when we followed her footsteps and headed south from Mole back to Sunyani. Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 27, 2013
- All The President’s MenMole (pronounced Mo-leh) is a national park of nearly 5,000 square kilometres bordering Burkina Faso in the north of Ghana. We came for four days and were promised elephants, but first we met the President of Ghana, John Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 26, 2013
- Christmas Comes Early in SunyaniHere we are just 5 degrees north of the equator sitting by the hotel pool under a tropical sun in 32 degrees heat listening to ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Joy to the world’, over the Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 22, 2013
- Accra - Not Recommended by Blissful AdventuresCulture shock is a phenomenon rarely experienced by us but Accra, the capital of Ghana, took us by surprise in spite of Sheila’s previous experiences. According to the Travellerspoint Travel Guide Accra is considered one of Africa’s most developed cities Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Nov 21, 2013
- Nubuke Art Foundation- GhanaThis place turned out to be an absolute gem. Close to the University of Ghana, this community arts center and gallery is incredible and free. They run workshops for kids on the weekend, including reading clinics, paint murals with community Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 19, 2013
- Kwame Nkrumah Memorial- GhanaOn my day touring around downtown Accra I went to the Kwame NkrumahMemorial site where Nkrumah is buried. Nkrumah was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. He oversaw the nation's independence Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 18, 2013
- Accra, Ghana!I arrived yesterday and spent my first full day exploring. I am staying in an area of the Great Accra Region called Legon and so headed to downtown Accra, 12km to the south. I took the public transportation, which Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 17, 2013
- GhanaGhana has a higher ranking that most other African countries on all the scales that apply. It has less crime and corruption, more education and freer elections, a higher standard of living, better health care - and, oh dear Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World with Bill and Hope | Apr 19, 2013
- GhanaOn our day in Ghana, we went on a tour of two former “slave castles.” Cape Coast Castle and Elmina. These were both major centers of the slave trade that flourished in this part of Africa from the Posted by HopeEakins in Sailing Around the World with TEDS | Apr 18, 2013
- Day 1 in GhanaWe made it to Ghana safe and sound yesterday morning - Ghana time. God's mercies are great.
Yesterday, I spent some time trying to send a post from our first day, but I had considerable troubles - It is now Posted by Gelinasgirls in Gelinas Girls to Ghana | Sep 14, 2012
- The end, againSo here I am again. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was writing a similar, reflective, end-of-trip post, 2 1/2 years ago as my year around the world was winding down.
This has definitely been a different kind Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Aug 1, 2012
- Chilling on the CoastAccra is crazy, dirty, and chaotic. So this weekend, we decided to escape to Cape Coast, a town about 150 Km from Accra on the coast. I went there when I was here last time and it's lovely - there's Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Jul 31, 2012
- Crazy, chaotic Accra
In the past few days I’ve had a chance to experience a few of the city’s craziest, most chaotic places.
On Tuesday, Emmanuel, Lina, and I decided to visit the Arts Centre, a big craft market by the water, to buy Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Jul 26, 2012
- Saying Good bye is hard... Good evening Blogger,
Time is winding down and I have to come back home soon , although I keep whining I don't want to come home, yet I have to. I had to say by to Posted by Kathy Porter in New York is the begining | Jul 22, 2012
- An Obruni ReturnsI’ve had such a good first week back in Ghana!
I’d forgotten a bit how intense West Africa can be. Even at the airport, there are throngs of people, all urgently pushing you forward, and I can’t walk down the street Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Jul 17, 2012
- reflectionHello Bloggers,
I am giving you some of my final thoughts as this week is dwindling down. This is my last week in Ghana and I woke up quite sad this morning because I knew that I was Posted by Kathy Porter in New York is the begining | Jul 16, 2012
- A visit to the StorytellerHello Blogger,
Should I tell you a story?. That is one of the many ways that a traditional Oral Narrative starts to let you know that a story is about to begin. Yesterday we went to Winneba ( another Posted by Kathy Porter in New York is the begining | Jul 14, 2012
- Back in West AfricaHello!
I’m happy to say that I’m back in Ghana, having survived a few long days of travel to get here.
The bus from Vilankulos was uneventful by Mozambican standards, but it was definitely a different kind of bus ride. The busses Posted by meggiep in Where in the world is meg?! | Jul 10, 2012