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Apr 15, 2013 - Takoradi, Ghana

Day two of captivity. Bummer!! Sean had another episode early this morning, so we’re definitely going to be stuck in quarantine today too. Rats! Back to the mostly rice & bananas diet for the day. I watched from our window as everyone was loading up the buses for the all-day excursions. I wanted to see if the people we'd been with the night before getting sick were all ok. Luckily I saw everyone head out. We both would have done the canopy walk with a tour of one of the slave trading forts called Elmina (world heritage site). Folks not up...

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Sep 23, 2012 - Hookworm

HOOKWORM It began during my trip to Accra to attend a funeral. The funeral of my good friend Nana’s senior sister. We headed in on Thursday, a day late for him. Family meetings were in full swing as we arrived. We stay with Kwame, a 37 year old childfree bachelor—unheard of in Ghana. The childfree movement has not caught on here at all. Kwame believes the U.S. has been robbing and stealing voraciously and he’s pissed that we killed Quadaffi. In the morning I prepare for funeral in part by trimming my toenails. As I have only been wearing...

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Nov 21, 2011 - New York, Suburb of Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana

NEW YORK, Suburb of Takoradi, Capital of Western Region, Ghana. “OIL CITY” Best to be avoided if you don’t want to experience toilet beach areas and feel really conspicuous and have nothing cold to drink in super hot weather. Great views of the harbor area from a traditional fishing area vantage point. GHANAIAN GHETTO—New York Yesterday I went with my Rasta friend to Takoradi. We banked and shopped all morning, had lunch with his family and went to New York to buy weed. Ello has a Rasta friend there to visit. The taxi took us out to a...

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Sep 29, 2010 - GHANA!!!

Hello everyone from off the coast of western Africa! (Currently off the coast of Namibia, but too far to see land) We arrived in Takoradi, Ghana on Wednesday September 22nd. Stacy and I are in a Global Music class on the ship and are required to do 2 field trips so we decided to do our first one in Ghana. It was a “Drum and Dance Workshop” and it was right away on the first day. Right when we got there, about 10 men were playing 5 different drums, a tambourine like shaker, and also a bell. In front of them was a single female dancer...

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Mar 11, 2008 - Takoradi

Back on the coast, This feels like major milestone having now crossed the "Lump of Africa". It's nice to see the sea again. I liked Takoradi, similar to most of this region there wasn't particularly anything to see and nothing to do there but it has a busy bustling atmosphere. The design of the tozn is interesting as the centre is formed by the circular market, called Market Circle for some strange reason. Most major roads eminate from this circle and with very few landmarks of note it could be quite an interesting place to try to navigate,...

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Oct 26, 2005 - From Shama to Train from Takoradi

October 26 Wed Start: Shama End: Train from Takoradi Weather: Warm & Sweaty It was approaching 7am when I awoke as the sun slowly rose higher and the town slowly became more active. Sleeping on the balcony had been cool and I had slept well. After packing the tent I ate breakfast. The bananas were small and a bit over-ripe, but sweet, whereas the oranges were slightly sour and not as pleasant a source of Vitamin C as pineapples. After breakfast I dressed to go and see the fort, but first I walked a little further to the rock wall to take...

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