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FOUR VILLAGES INN ON TRIP ADVISOR; “THE BEST IN KUMASI”

December 31, 2009

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WHAT A LOVELY SURPRISE OVER THE HOLIDAYS! OUR 18TH REVIEW! Worldtravellinnewbie (pictured above) , a veteran reviewer with 14 contributed to the site, posted the review below along with eight photos. “My wife and I are expats and have lived in Ghana for more than a year, about 2 1/2 hours from Kumasi. We’ve stayed […]

“WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE HELP” PART 2

December 31, 2009

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Please…to get the drift of this post you must read Part 1 posted a few days ago. Subtitles for this post could be “DO THEY KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS’ or “NO GOOD TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY”. So, I have a confession to make…I haven’t yet written the letter that the two Kumasi Clubs Rotary Clubs […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN FEATURED IN GERMAN GUIDE ON GHANA

December 28, 2009

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Fred and Jasmin just dropped in off the road , no reservation, no phone call, and fortunately we had one room available. When asked what they were doing in Ghana, they said, “We’re just tourists!” I replied, “Just tourists! You’re not just tourists. You’re tourists! You are what this country needs. Right now, most people […]

CHRISTMAS MORNING AT FOUR VILLAGES

December 25, 2009

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It’s quiet here. There are no guests. We close each year since there are so few booking for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. This little break gives Charity and I and our staff a well needed rest after working long hours during the pre-Christmas rush and to fortify us for the hectic time […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS OH, OH, OH PART 2

December 24, 2009

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Hadn’t planned on this, but oh. This story takes the cake. A friend….phoned. He sounded very depressed. I didn’t help by replying to his question “What are ya doing” jokingly saying “making money: no making people comfortable and happy!” I asked him how he was and he said he had a financial crisis that he […]

GOLF IN KUMASI-CLUBS AVAILABLE AT FOUR VILLAGES

December 22, 2009

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FRED FELT LIKE A GAME OF GOLF AND FOUR VILLAGES HELPED HIM OUT WITH CLUBS, BALLS AND TEES AND…..A TEN MINUTE DRIVE TO THE ROYAL GOLF CLUB. “ROYAL,” YOU ASK. YES, THE ASANTEHENE OSEI TUTU THE SECOND IS THE PATRON OF THE CLUB AND PLAYS ALL THE TIME. IF YOU’RE OUT ON THE LINKS EARLY […]

“WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE HELP?” PART 1

December 21, 2009

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“Where is the Help?” is the repeated subject of many an e-mail from the Director of the MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH HOSPITAL. In July, 2009, I celebrated on this blog (see two links below)a matching pledge of US$1,600 to top up a Rotary contribution to a local maternal and child heath care hospital from funds […]