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Clashing Cultures-no stones thrown….Part 1-The Supermarket

April 9, 2010

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Two incidents recently: First THE LITTLE SUPERMARKET: So while waiting for the launch of the Ridge Nyhiaeso Web site, I go to a little “supermarket” to buy a fruit juice and wile away a little time. Just before arriving at the little outside veranda, I notice I’m being pursued by an old man stumbling along […]

KUMASI METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY REVISES HOTEL LICENSES DOWN!

April 2, 2010

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Funnily enough, just before our April 1st monthly meeting of the Ashanti Ghana Hotels Association, the Chairman of the association here in Ashanti showed me a copy of my December 17th MADINGHANA post entitled “10 years on in the Ghana Hotels Association”. He told me that some G.H.A. National Executive Officers were upset at my […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN- 20 REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR!

April 1, 2010

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Our twentieth review just appeared on Trip Advisor and we’re still NO. 1 in Kumasi…by a long shot! Our twentieth review just appeared on Trip Advisor and we’re still NO. 1 in Kumasi…by a long shot! “very nice” Four Villages Inn Save Review 4 of 5 stars Ingrid_a_Grez 17 contributions France Mar 29, 2010 | […]

AKWASIDAE IN KUMASI

March 25, 2010

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LAST SUNDAY, MARCH 21 WAS AKWASIDAE. It’s a wonderful time to be in Kumasi. FOUR VILLAGES INN was full of course-two rooms booked by a large tour company and two rooms by a small one woman show called CGC (Connecting God’s Children) Cultural and Historical Tours run by Dola Young, Founder and C.E.O. Guess which […]

ANOTHER NEW MINISTER OF TOURISM!

March 9, 2010

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Oophs…disco internet-this post went out unfinished-teaches me to preview changes. Ian Utley,author of Ghana: Culture Smart, posted the article below on facebook entitled “GHANA TOURISM; TO BECOME NO. 1 FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNER-MINISTER” with the comment “Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC) and the Ghana Tourist Federation (GHATOF): all completely staffed by […]

HIGHLIFE AT FOUR VILLAGES INN, KUMASI

March 5, 2010

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FOUR VILLAGES INN is small. In fact there is none smaller. 4 is the minimum number of rooms required by the Ghana Tourist Board to acquire a license. The name of the game is guests staying for multiple nights-the more nights the more profit-and needless to say, we’d like to think, the richer the experience […]

GHANA’S TOURISM POLICE!

March 5, 2010

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The article below from the Ghana News Agency appeared in the papers a couple of days ago. A good thing? Your take? Accra, March 2, GNA – A specialized unit within the Ghana Police Service to provide security and safety for tourists at tourism establishments was on Tuesday launched in Accra. The unit called “Tourism […]

GREETINGS AND PICTURES FROM PAST GUESTS-PLUS THEIR TRAVEL TIPS

March 5, 2010

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How nice it is to hear from past guests! And we won’t forget the Buchlers from Switzerland. Fred was featured in a past post from December 22, 2009 which I include here. http://madinghana.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=1420 This picture, taken at Kotoka International Airport just before taking off for Europe, says it all about their stay in Ghana….and Four […]

MAD IN GHANA LINKED TO FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

February 28, 2010

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Hope you stick with me and join me in MAKING A DIFFERENCE (MAD) in Ghana. Our stories, your stories are important in creating a deeper awareness of the realities of life here in this struggling, fragile democracy. If you subscribe to this blog, you’ll read about all aspects of life, the great stories about FOUR […]

THE SADDEST FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

February 22, 2010

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Funerals in Ghana are intricately woven into the fabric of the culture and society. Family celebrations mark the occasion of a “passing” one week after the death, forty days after the death and one year after the death and there is often a separate funeral event when family may have returned from overseas and/or the […]

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