Tagged: Ghana

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Togo – Border Crossing from Ghana

Ghana Border to Togo A small note to those that are fortunate to be driving through Ghana to Togo, the Ghanaian border is an absolute mess. You enter a place full of huge building with very little information in the way of sign posts, hawkers gather in numerous spots looking...

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Ghana – Tyres

Tyres..they are important! Tyres are widely available in Ghana and most brands and sizes are for sale.  What was noticeable when searching for a couple of replacements were that some companies looked at Reka and I and thought ‘money bags’ and decided to charge us 300-400 Cedi or £150-200 per...

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Ghana – Winneba

Winneba After a relaxing few days it was good to hit the road, we drove a few hundred km along the coast to a place called Winneba.  Here we found a nice place to camp close to the beach for a few cedi’s (couple of quid) and met a nice...

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Ghana – Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) While working at Barclays I heard about a joint initiative that Barclays was funding in Ghana with an NGO called Junior Achievement.  I asked in 2009 if it would be possible to see what the program was about and write up a report to both Barclays and...

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Ghana – Accra

Accra After visiting Abidjan I wasn’t expecting to see an even bigger city Accra, the capital is absolutely humungous.  Accra served as a centre for trade with the Portuguese, who built a fort in the town, followed by the Swedish, Dutch, French, British and Danish by the end of the seventeenth...

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Ghana – Typhoid

Typhoid It’s like being shackled at the knees, wrapped in a thick woolly blanket while being barbecued slowly over a volcanic lake The Dr I met told me that Typhoid fever is an acute illness associated with fever caused by the Salmonella bacteria. The bacteria are deposited in water or food. The...

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Ghana – Axim Beach

Axim We read that there were a few spots on the Ghana coast that might be worth checking out, one of them being Axim where a few camping places existed as well as several hotels.  We read about one place called the Green Turtle lodge that by the sounds of...

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Ghana – Mechanic

Mechanical work…again I finally found a good mechanic called the Land Rover Diagnostic centre in Accra, near Korle Lagoon Bridge (near the Teaching Hospital).  It was here that we finally got to the route cause of why Maggie was unnervingly swerving during speeds of 40 mph +.  The front axle...

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Ghana – Coffin Art

Coffin Art Everywhere you look in Ghana there is a funeral, there are hundreds and thousands and I have learnt since being here that a funeral here is an event which is a remembrance of someone’s life. We were told the most funerals last for 3-4 days and they are...

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Ghana – Amazing People

Frank We heard about Frank via my Dad’s friend and work colleague Leticia.  We first met Frank on the first day we arrived in Accra, he had gone out of his way to meet up with us in central Accra. Our first night together was hilarious, I was chatting to...