Blogs from Elmina, Central, Ghana, Africa - page 2


Africa » Ghana » Central » Elmina September 2nd 2008

This internet is very unreliable and frustrating, but I must be thankful for what little I do have. That being said, I shall give a recap of what I've been up to the past few days. Last week all of my classes met but one. I was supposed to go to the orphanage but in true Ghanaian form, those plans did not happen. We are still in rainy season here so that has been interesting. We have massive downpours for hours and hours. I put my bucket outside so I could collect the water, it filled up fast. I have not had to use my bucket yet, but the water we're getting now is brown when it comes out of the faucet... so maybe I should use the rain water. We left Legon for Kakum National ... read more
view of canopy walk
faith and me on the canopy walk
view of canopy walk

Africa » Ghana » Central » Elmina July 27th 2008

After a somber day at Cape Coast, this morning was much more pleasant in Elmina, a neighboring town that is smaller and centers around a crazy fishing industry. I don't think I will ever lose my fascination with the long, sleek wooden fishing boats you see across the world in small fishing towns. I love the angles, the simplicitybut sturdiness of the construction, the colors painted bright and randomly with flags from all over, Ghana, US, UK, Japan, Italy, and the huge crews of fishermen riding aboard the long ones. And the harbor in Elmina on the Ghanaian coast may be the greatest one for boat-watching I've seen. The coast bends around to a long channel, protected by a jetty, with stone walls on either side, teeming with people watching the ships come back ashore. All ... read more

Africa » Ghana » Central » Elmina April 18th 2008

At the insistence of several avid readers of the blog, I have concluded that I am long over due for my next entry, so here it is! Since I last wrote, I have had the privilege of having my lovely Mum come to visit me! She arrived just before Easter weekend to kick off her 8 day visit to Ghana. The reunion at the airport was sight to behold with both of us waving frantically at each other over the crowd and then meeting in a crashing hug, of course with a few happy-Mummy tears! We decided to stay at a guest house not too far from where I live in order to make sure that Mum was comfortable (in keeping with the needed “creature comforts”!). We spent the first night chatting until the wee hours ... read more
The guest house in Haatso
Main Street in Accra near my office
Bird's Eye View of Madina

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