Dec 01, 13 - 0 Comments
Q. So, how does it feel to be leaving Kumasi?
A. It feels like the end of a play I’ve been acting in, like curtains drawing closed across dirt stage littered in plastic, slowly pinching off the sound of the roosters, taxis, chain saws, crows, bulbuls and Muslims. It feels like a sigh of relief.
Q. Kumasi was that bad, huh?
A. Yes and no. Like any big city, Kumasi was loud, crowded and dirty, although as my friend Chrissie pointed out the other day, it’s rea...
Nov 27, 13 - 0 Comments
Turtles, dogs and dynamite
I think most of us who stay at any of Ghana’s lovely beach resorts, are aware that September to January is the main period during which turtles to come up onto the beaches at night to lay their eggs. So around this time of the year as I frequent the beach resorts, I have the added interest of seeing what I can of these amazing reptiles. They remain in the endoskeleton group because although their ribs developed int...
Oct 21, 13 - 0 Comments
Nzulezo - Stilts Village
Well, I finally got it together for the trip to Nzulezo the village on stilts. Corresponding with Patrick I booked in at the Beyin beach resort, and was all set for one of those trips that you just gotta do sometime during your time in Ghana.
A flying start last Saturday morning saw me being dropped off at the bus station in Takoradi where all buses going west and north leave from. The bus to Beyin is a rare animal...