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ASHANTI: THE IMPORTANCE OF FUNERALS

November 7, 2009

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At the end of the last post, I mentioned vast billboards. Here’s a giant billboard that reflects  the importance of funerals here in Ashanti. Should you be in Kumasi on the 22nd of November and are in the vicinity,  it is not inappropriate to go and  pay your respects and witness an integral part of […]

ADANWOMASE KENTE VILLAGE-A HASSLE FREE EXPERIENCE

November 6, 2009

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  FOUR VILLAGES INN HAS BEEN PROMOTING ADANWOMASE, KENTE VILLAGE FOR YEARS AND THE REVIEW ON THE BRADT UPDATE SITE (SEE PHILIP BRIGGS BLOG ROLL) ON NOVEMBER 5TH BELOW BACKS UP OUR OPINION. At such a short distance away from Kumasi, this is a great village to visit! NOBODY hassles you while in town and […]

TAXES IN GHANA

November 5, 2009

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I mentioned TAXES in the last post. Here in Ghana there is the 15% VALUE ADDED TAX which establishments in the hospitality industry are required by law to collect. Strangely enough, most businesses here in Ghana include this tax in their rate, that is the business will pay the tax, not the client…Conjecture on why…the […]

FRIENDS OF THE MOTHERLAND-“DID I COMMIT A CRIME?”

November 4, 2009

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I have a Facebook account and lots of “friends” who I haven’t met and don’t know. You know what I’m talking about, the new, modern  definition of friendship. A lot of my new friends are Ghanaian and I’ve joined a lot of  facebook groups  with a focus on  Ghana. Friends of the Motherland is one […]

A Short Tale of Two Hats

November 3, 2009

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I have two hats. One says CANADA; the other says ROTARY with the Rotary symbol of a wheel. I have decided not to wear my Canada hat anymore. Too many people come up to me, and I’m talking total strangers, to ask me to help them go to Canada. I think I’ll wear my Rotary […]

WHY FOUR VILLAGES INN WORKS!

November 1, 2009

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Today at breakfast, a lovely couple mentioned they had just a week before they returned to their home in Switzerland. I asked them what they did in Switzerland and they replied one was a town planner and the other was an architect. I then jokingly said, “Oh, you work together!” The reply came, “I suppose […]

NOVEMBER NEWS @ FOUR VILLAGES

November 1, 2009

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Guests at Four Villages read: NOVEMBER, 2009 NEWS FROM FOUR VILLAGES INN 1. Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting three V.I.P. guests. a. Kim Wildman, the researcher for the Bradt Guide to Ghana, stayed with us twice, a common occurrence, on her way north and on her return. Here’s what she wrote in our […]