Wednesday, June 17, 2009
March 28-29th: A weekend in Kumasi. Rich, Boris, and I in Kumasi for the Ghana vs. Benin World Cup qualifier game. The game was a bit dull, but other than that the atmosphere was great and we had a rocking good time.
April 9th-13th: Easter trip with family to Kwahu, Eastern Region. For Easter weekend I traveled with my family to their hometown of Kwahu, a nice little town located in the "mountains." The mountains did not qualify as mountains to me, but nonetheless it was a beautiful place to be and I had a great time. The well to the left was the one from which we got our water for bathing, mmm!!
April 17th-24th, trip to Mole National Park, Northern Region, and ferry trip down the Volta Lake.
A village along the roadside near Tamale, Northern Region.
Dying of heat on the bus in Tamale, Northern Region.
Elephants may very well be the most amazing animals on earth..
These african swine were anything but wild.
Crossing the Volta Lake.
Cattle being loaded onto the fairy, it was shall we say, a multi-purpose boat...
Ghanaian sunsets are absolutely spectacular, this picture does not begin to capture the beauty.
From left to right: Rich, Boris, Dylan, Me, Rose, Brittany, Katie, David, and Hailey. Rich, Boris and I are the only AFSers, the rest are a wonderful group of volunteer teachers we met in Larrabunga, the village we stayed in outside of Mole Nation Park.
After the cattle, the boat was absolutely crammed full of yams, there was barely any room to sleep! (I take that back, there wasn't any room to sleep! I spent the night on a bench that was at most 2 1/2 feet long.)
A small fishing village on the shores of the Volta Lake.
The front of the ferry, as I said completely stuffed with yams. Ickk.
Takoradi, Western Region, May 27th-30th.
A nice group photo in Takoradi, Dylan, David, Me, Margaret, Boris, and Rich.
Rich, Boris, Dylan, and a group of small school girls at a coastal village near Takoradi.
Crodile search up a river near Takoradi. No crocodiles found unfortunately, the only exciting part was Dylan (behind me) brilliantly diving off the boat and slamming his head onto the bottom of the shallow river. Miraculously he was O.K. other than a sore neck and chest.
A supposedly crocodile infested waterway... No crocs but still a nice boat ride.