African Creepy Crawlies I have known
The mention in my last article about my brush with a scorpion got me thinking about other meetings with African insects of various kinds.
The biggest spider I ever saw was when I was out in the bush and I came across a spider’s wed as big as a door. In the middle of the web sat this huge spider whose body was as big as my hand, with long legs spread out onto the web. It was banded in black and yellow, e...
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...
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...