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May 19, 2013 - TAMALE, BOLGATANGA, PAGA and BURKINA FASO.

First off, I want to give a big shout out to my boy lill Sid for finding out and setting up this tour of Northern Ghana to my specifications. I know it wasnt easy especially because plans had to be made to make this tour a very comfortable and memorable one for our Florida Boy. Ghana aint all about the problems i have sighted in my previous posts man. I want to apologize if I made it seem that way. By far, I think Ghana is one of the funnest countries I have been to. Its home and aint no place like home. There are many opportunities...

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Xela 2012

Mar 5, 2008 - Tamale

Is this Africa? Where have all the touts gone? The good news (for me) is that it's 5 degrees cooler here in Ghana, the bad news is that the humidity has shot through the roof so I'm sweating more than ever. Not sure if it's good or bad timing but It's independence day today, I've bought a bus ticket to go to a national park where I should finally see some big animals but being a national holiday the place might be packed and even worse the only accommodation in the park could be full. I turned up for the bus at the alloted reporting time...

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Dec 15, 2007 - Tamale, Ghana

Dec 15 This time crossing was a charm(practice makes perfect, ha). Took bus from border to Tamale where we arrived at 4 pm and went to 2 cheapest O.N. options(both run by Catholic Mission) but cheap rooms were booked - they recommended going to "Sand Castle" Hotel/Guesthouse...Well, one of their staff led us there(very nearby) and turned out to be "Christian Council"Guesthouse, our English isn't even up to snuff here in Ghana, ha! Yes, food is very reasonable and Jake bargained our room down to $5 US each. They are changing their currency...

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Africa Plus

Nov 1, 2005 - From Mole NP to Tamale

Start: Mole NP End: Tamale Weather: Warm & Sweaty First thing in the morning I ordered breakfast then sat at the viewpoint above the waterhole and looked for animals and birds through my binoculars. The three species of antelope could be seen, monkeys chased guinea fowl along the ground and Ground Hornbills glided past. A Bushbuck and a vulture approached close enough to be photographed. After breakfast, Isabelle & Filip reconfirmed an earlier offer to give me a lift to Larabanga. I decided that I had spent long enough at Mole National Park...

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Oct 29, 2005 - From Kumasi to Mole NP (via Tamale - the map point)

Start: Kumasi End: Mole NP Weather: Warm & Sweaty Awoke before my alarm, set for 5.30am, sounded then packed and left the hotel around 6am. I hailed a taxi, then continued walking when the driver requested a ridiculous 50,000 Cedi for the short ride to the bus station. He pulled alongside and accepted my price of 5,000 Cedi (~Oz$0.75). I expected a demand for additional expense, such as my bag, but he dropped me off without incident. This was a case of 'trying it on' to see if the foreigner knew the price before deciding that a fare was...

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Sep 20, 2005 - If you think I forgot what I came for.

16.9.05 Went to the clinic this morning expecting to see hundreds of people waiting for free cataract surgery but only one person came, seems like the radio station we used to put the ad about the surgeries is not the most popular one for the oldies. We managed to get quite a few people just from the routine patients who came today and we have a full day of surgery tomorrow. They all agreed to pay for the medication and none disappeared. 17.9.05 Got this morning to the hospital. 7 out of the 8 patients we told to come have arrived for the...

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Aug 29, 2005 - Trip to Tamale

27.8.05 In the evening I went with Fredrick one of the local guys and one of the volunteers to a local club. It is on the cliff overlooking the beach, they had a live band playing local music, it is amazing to see all the local people dancing with their rhythm, makes you feel a bit uncomfortable especially when they say they love joking at the way white men dance, that is why it was very nice to be flattered by some of the people on the way to the toilet to get rid of some of the beers. 28.8.05 Left very early to catch the Luxury bus going...

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Sep 12, 2004 - Last day in Ghana

Ghana and i had a boxing match. The judges are still deciding who won. For now i'm calling it a draw. Maybe time will declare a winner. I experienced daily acts of extreme kindness by some, matched by others with a hatred so fierce i thought i'd be sold back into slavery. When i've traveled to other places in the world, i've always felt felt like an observer, for the most part invisible. When i came to africa, my desire, without knowing it beforehand, was to become immersed. On a daily basis i go back and forth between wanting to be...

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April In Africa 2004