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Arrival: Ghana

DISCLAIMER: *There are a lot of details written on these posts, but that is more for my benefit. My memory can be horrible.  I’ll try not to bog down the posts with it!* 1,610 more words


The Only 4 Coats/Jackets You'll Ever Need

Coats/Jackets: So it’s cold. Yeah we get that. But I’d be doing you an injustice to have you combat this weather without looking your best. And by best, I do mean your coat/jacket collections. 469 more words


Necessary for a chief

In Ghana, one necessary accessory of a king or paramount chief is an umbrella. Someone carries it for the king or chief. The Ashanti King, and even his representative, has his umbrella over him at all times, even inside a building (although not at his own palace). 178 more words


Anti-female genital mutilation campaigner Efua Dorkenoo, RIP

This video says about itself:

Cutting the rose: female genital mutilation | Efua Dorkenoo | TEDxUCLWomen

In this talk, Efua Dorkenoo, Advocacy Director for Equality Now…

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Human Rights


Once we all landed in Accra, Ghana.  We had a two hour bus journey to get to our lodge.  Once we reached the lodge, there was beautiful view which you can sort of see in this photo.   30 more words


Kumasi letters: the challenge of running in Ghana

I can’t remember the last time I was nervous to go for a run. But when I woke up at 6 a.m. to get some exercise a few weeks ago – the first time since I arrived in Ghana – my heart was beating harder than usual and I was really nervous. 595 more words


Sights and Sounds of Burkina Faso


For me, the most striking difference between Accra, Ghana and Ougadougou, Burkina Faso was the number of bicycles and motor bikes.  In Accra, we see a few motorbikes speeding through lanes of traffic or zipping across intersections with no regard for the traffic lights.   633 more words