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Published: March 22nd 2010
Looking back at Busua Beach
This is the view from the Black Mamba Corner (a sweet, if not completely run down spot)
This is just a quickie update on life here... All (school, friends, social life) is well. I have been traveling a little bit on the weekends, since I'm trying not to miss too much school this semester. I'm taking a plant and animal ecology class that's pretty intensive and has four hour labs every week, so I guess in this way, I am more focused on school this time around. The lack of homework and once a week lectures still make engaging in my education challenging, but I am really enjoying what I have learned about development and international politics. Gues that poli-sci minor wasn't such a bad idea afterall...though last semester my Poli classes were pure misery...but I digress....
My French friend, Stephanie, and I traveled to Busua- which is where I spent my New Year's. Busua is near Takoradi, in the Western region, not too far from the Ivory Coast boder. It's a sleepy little town with hardly anything going on, besides it's killlllller waves. From the looks of it, this town is kind of dumpy, but if you know where to go, there are some places you'll never forget. Since there is literally nothing else
More of the estuary
Sooooo serene and beautiful
to do (oh darn!) we rented a boogy board and had a blast all day getting sun burned and catchin' waves! To save money, we stayed at this little guest house right across from the beach. The fan barely worked, and it didn't have running water, but it was definitely worth the money we payed, and oh the location! For dinner, we went up to the roof of the African Rainbow Hotel for a little dinner since we were saving so much on our accomodations, and watched the sun set over the whole town. This is one of the best places I have been in Ghana: stunning views of crashing waves, a breeze, and a killer sunset. I forgot I was in Ghana for a second...it was truly relaxing! Another awesome things about Busua is that we were there on the weekend and there were only maybe four other people on the entire beach. And the beach is immaculate! No trash here, thank you very much. And the wave set is to die for...! The list goes on...this place still rocks...
As always with travel in Ghana, the trip getting there was a little crazy, but basically worth it.
This is what the view from the roof top of the African Rainbow Hotel looks like :) Gorgeous!
It involved tro-tros to the main station, waiting for another tro-tro to Takoradi to fill up, a hot and long ride to Takoradi, catching another tro-tro to Agona Junction, and then finishin off the day by paying wayyyyy too much for a cab out to Busua...whatever...I would do anything to catch waves these days 😊
More on my travels in a bit (I saw elephants, so stay tuned!) ...I have to go to a meeting with my program coordinator about getting last semester's grades reevaluated...the grading system here is insane but I really can't even go into details without wanting to go nuts...ha!
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