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TOURISTS: ANOTHER INVALUABLE RESOURCE

May 27, 2009

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My….how everything happens at once….In light of the post of just a few hours ago, I post the latest review of FOUR VILLAGES INN on TRIP ADVISOR-www.tripadvisor.com. on May 26th. Just type in Kumasi in the search engine and there you are, lots of info on hotels, eateries, experiences…. A CHARACTERFUL, WELCOMING HAVEN FOR BOTH […]

TOURISTS: CONSULT THE BRADT UPDATE BLOG AT www.philipbriggs.wordpress.com

May 27, 2009

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This is an invaluable resource and could possibly spare you from not only uncomfortable conditions, but harrowing situations such as the ordeal one Fiona Nash went through very recently. Here’s her post on the Briggs’ Guide to Ghana blog about an hour ago at 8:15 a.m., May 27, 2009: “I recently stayed at Sammo Guesthouse, […]

OBAMA TO VISIT CAPE COAST CASTLE? RELATED ADVICE FOR TOURISTS

May 22, 2009

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Well, at publication of this post, there appears to be conflicting reports on whether President Obama will go to Cape Coast to visit the infamous Cape Coast Castle. Whatever…it’s going to a quick visit. They’ll zip him out and back in a presidential motorcade-we’re used to that here-get some photos, make their speeches about how […]

WHO’S BOOKING OBAMA’S HOTEL ROOM IN ACCRA?

May 21, 2009

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My post on a “Visa for Obama” has got  more posts than any other , so why not go with a winner. And, hey, it ties in with Four Villages Inn, our guest house, proudly being a travel agent free zone! Obama: Say Michelle we’re off to Ghana for a night. Mmmmmm, (giving her one […]

DEMOCRACY IN GHANA: PUBLIC SERVICE RESPONSE TO CITIZENRY

May 20, 2009

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Democracy means more than holding free and fair elections every four years. Too bad there is no litmus test for people living here to evaluate Ghanaian democracy. Good governance and civil society are two  terms bandied about when referring to democratic rule. The consequence of good governance is a civil society characterized by the supremacy […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN: A LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR/TRAVEL AGENCY FREE ZONE

May 19, 2009

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This new post and others will  deal with doing business in this developing country, so challenging, now there’s a euphemism,  that I often tell our Canadian High Commissioner that I sometimes think it is immoral to promote Canadian investment here. “Then why are you here?” you may ask. Charity and I  are here operating our […]

A VISA TO GHANA FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA?

May 18, 2009

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So THE MAN is coming! Wonder if he is going to apply for a visa to visit THE GATEWAY TO WEST AFRICA. Wonder if he’ll have to submit it in quadruple? Wonder if he’ll have to include a return Fed Ex envelop? Wonder if he’ll have to wait and wait and have to phone and […]

Obama to visit Ghana first

May 17, 2009

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Yes, it’s official at least that’s what the NY Times is reporting! On July 10th President Obama will visit Ghana spending just one night here, his first visit to a sub Saharan country since his election. I wonder if he’ll drop any hints of reducing foreign aid spending here. I wonder if he’ll receive any […]

MAD inGhana

May 17, 2009

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Take it any which way you want. MAD as in crazy, sure. MAD as in angry, really sure. MAD as in making a difference, not so sure. Depends if ya pick up the ball and run with it too. This blog is for people living in Ghana and for people who are coming to Ghana […]

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