Kyla and Nick Around the World travel blog

Catching a Bus (not a trotro!) from Swedru

Pay Your Health Insurance Here (in Swedru)!

Waiting for our Canopy Walk - Qwansa writing our Lanbil Academy cards,...

About to start our walk up

One of the walk ways

Nick venturing out

The walkways

Zak, Kyla and Emma


The Cape Coast Castle - place of such horror

The view from the castle

The passage through which the slaves were sent to the Americas

Fishing boats at the foot of the castle

A music video was being filmed at the castle

Qwansa, Kyla, Zak and Emma

On the castle wall

We joined our Ghanaian friends, Kwansa and Zak, as well as our Spanish friend, Emma, for a long day of adventures. First we went to Kakum to walk above the jungle treetops on the canopy walk (which was created by 2 Vancouvites). We had fun fitting the 5 of us, plus driver, in the smallest of taxis. At 2 points we had to do some rearranging in order to pass through the police check points. Thankfully Kwansa didn't mind too much that he had to walk past them and then jump in afterwards. I swear we were within ear shot of the police at one point when he jumped in though - it was that close! Too funny. We were shocked that there was a car "overload" fine as most tro tros are far worse than 6 adults in a car the size of an Austin mini!

Next we had a quiet and reflective visit to the Cape Coast which served as the largest facility in Western Africa for transfering out slaves to the Americas. Even after all of our travels and having learned about so many horrific historic events throughout the world, it was still a very hard visit. I was glad that Kwansa and Zak were with us - it somehow felt really appropriate to have them join us. And Zak did note to us at one point "but the slaves were not sent to Canada" as if to lighten the mood a bit.

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