May 21, 13 - 0 Comments
Expat life in Kumasi
Have you seen those wide-eyed foreigners walking around Accra, their mouths agape? I bet you thought they were fresh off the plane into the hot, busy world of West Africa.
They’re the expats from Kumasi. Come down to the big smoke to marvel at all that Accra has to offer… shopping malls, sushi, furniture stores you actually walk inside (rather than stand on t...
May 01, 13 - 0 Comments
The trip from Takoradi to Busua, even by bus is a cinch. It is true that trotro’s charge over the speed bumps with no thought to slow down, so its best to have plenty of head room free for the inevitable lurch skywards, else you will bounce your head off the roof. Once in Agona, there are regular trotro’s heading off for the short journey to Busua.
Busua is kind of interesting in that it has a sort of charm that I a...
Apr 02, 13 - 1 Comment
Expat – The down side
Though the expat life style appeals to us for many reasons, ranging from interesting work and location, no tax, lots of sun, to a good social life, there are of course down sides.
I was offshore – on rotation for over 20 years – and though the North Sea is only an hour or two’s flight to Aberdeen; not being at home during a crisis can hurt. My son had a sudden bad medical condition and was rushed to ...