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My African adventure

Trip: Africa 2009/2010

There are [43] stories from my trip: Africa 2009/2010

So my Africa story continues ...

GHANA | Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | Views [315] | Comments [2]

I leave on Sunday to go back to Ghana. It's been 9 months since I left and I can't believe how lucky I am to have the opportunity to return so soon. It just proves that if you want something enough, and you work hard enough to get it - it happens! I ... Read more >

I'm home!!

GHANA | Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Views [365]

Dear all Well I finally made it back to blighty at the weekend, despite the BA strike. Simon and Matt picked me up from the airport and there were the obligatory few tears (mine, not theirs surprisingly!). If you've tried to contact me by phone or email, ... Read more >


GHANA | Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | Views [629] | Comments [5]

My trip has been extended by 6 days thanks to the staff at BA wishing to strike next weekend. I was due to leave next Saturday night but have had to change the flight (shame ...) and will now leave on Friday 26th, arriving at 06.30 on the 27th March.... Read more >

Orphanage outing to Cape Coast Castle

GHANA | Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | Views [1047] | Comments [6]

Tuesday 2nd March was the day set to take the children from the orphanage on an outing to Cape Coast Castle. Babita had organised a 60-seater coach to take us along with 50-60 children and 7-8 staff. We had told Madame that we'd pick them all up at 7 ... Read more >

New days at the orphanage

GHANA | Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | Views [720] | Comments [2]

Who can resist a gossip? So when I heard about the saga at the orphanage, of course I had to go there to see for myself. How strange to return after a month of travelling. When I arrived, the older children were preparing for March 6th celebrations (Independence ... Read more >

Photos: Water water everywhere

GHANA | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Tro tros

GHANA | Saturday, 13 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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And your specialist subject is - the trotro!

GHANA | Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | Views [681] | Comments [5]

Well it may not be the most suitable subject for Mastermind but just in case it crops up at your next pub quiz, here are some interesting - and not so interesting - facts about trotros (TTS) 1. All TTS have a driver - hereafter called "the driver"... Read more >

Calling Borchester Asylum inmates ...

GHANA | Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | Views [413] | Comments [6]

Ok, so apart from Barbara giving me a very brief resume about the goings-on in Ambridge before Christmas, (I think,) I don't have a clue what's happening. How did they handle Phil's death? What's the latest in the Matt and Lilian saga? Who's married/divorced/had ... Read more >

Photos: Togo

TOGO | Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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To go to TOGO

GHANA | Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | Views [524] | Comments [3]

Not having had our fill of being in a francophone country (Burkina), we decided to try another one and headed for Togo, which to the uninitiated is to the east of Ghana. I believe it's the smallest country in West Africa, comparable in size to England.... Read more >

January 25th 2010 didn't exist - till the very end of the day

GHANA | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [522] | Comments [2]

Once leaving BF, our intention was to make our way southwards, eventually ending up in Accra for Kerstin's final weekend, via the Volta region - the east side of Ghana, closest to Togo and where the river Volta runs wide. We'd stayed in a town called ... Read more >

Photos: Burkina

GHANA | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Et maintenant, on visite un autre pays, et on peut practiquer le francais

GHANA | Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | Views [569]

Le mercredi matin, nous nous sommes levees assez tôt et nous sommes alleés vers Burkina Faso, mais d’abord, il faut visiter immigration, à la frontier. Friendly Englsih speaking Ghanaian officials chatted to us, asked us where we were going and why ... Read more >

Photos: Northward bound

GHANA | Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

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On the Northward trail....

GHANA | Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | Views [460] | Comments [2]

I left Mole reluctantly and headed back to Tamale to meet Kerstin, who was coming up from the south. It had only been a week but we greeted each other like long lost cousins! I’d met another German (a doctor, over here to research tropical diseases) ... Read more >

Photos: Mole

GHANA | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

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If Paradise is half as nice ...

GHANA | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [376] | Comments [3]

…. then please let me be first in line! So here we are on our first day at the National Park. We got up all bright eyed and bushy tailed and started our guided safari walk through the jungle. First off were the numerous warthogs (ugly but ... Read more >

Getting to Mole National Park - but not as interesting as being there!

GHANA | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [491]

Kerstin had to go back to Accra to sort out a visa for India so in theory I was travelling alone to meet Linn (aka Linn 1), the other volunteer I met in my first week, to go to Mole National Park in the north of Ghana. Whilst in Kumasi, ... Read more >

UPDATE Host family extraordinaire, their home and food

GHANA | Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | Views [594] | Comments [2]

Very early on, I introduced you to my host family in Swedru - Margaret the matriarch, Claudia (30) Junior (28) Peggy (24) Edu (3 and a half)and Ishi (2) and an absent Lois, mother of Edu and Ishi, who's living in London with her husband (and will send ... Read more >

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