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BUSINESS-KINDNESS AND CONSCIENCE

January 31, 2010

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Two little stories, first one of kindness…as tourists trek around Ghana on public transport they sometimes encounter problems.Here in Kumasi, one such issue is the State Transport bus schedule from here to Cape Coast and Takoradi. The first bus departs at 4:00 a.m. and then there is only one other bus at 12 noon that […]

CHRIS SCOTT, LETTER WRITER

January 30, 2010

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Besides owning a bookstore here in Ghana-not giving a damn if I sold anything or not- my other ambition would be to be a letter writer. How I envy those old men in the gloom of the grove of trees beside the fort across from the main post office in the heart of Kumasi. There […]

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, BUT OH THOSE SICA (money) BULLIES…

January 29, 2010

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Here I go again, that schizophrenic blogger who can’t make up his mind if this is a travel blog or a “down and dirty living in the third world” blog. Hell, it would be boring if I just celebrated FOUR VILLAGES INN, KUMASI, ASHANTI AND GHANA day in and day out. I sometimes do that […]

NABY FROM GUINEA TO PLAY KUMASI

January 24, 2010

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This guy is good. He’s won Junos in Canada and RFI awards in France. And he’s got a gig in Kumasi. Should be a great night!

A VISIT TO THE KUMASI ZOO

January 24, 2010

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Recently yours truly had the distinction to be appointed to a small, high powered committee established by the Ghana Tourist Board on the recommendation of its new Executive Director. Our mandate is to look into tourism promotion in ASHANTI. Guess they know that the guy with the smallest establishment has the biggest voice, maybe because […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN: KUMASI’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION DESTINATION!

January 21, 2010

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Recently, a very nice, cozy, little birthday party was held at Four Villages Inn. One of the party informed us of the occasion and ordered a cake. Well, we knew just the person to make it and how pleased the birthday girl and her friends were! Here’s what the boyfriend wrote in the guest book: […]

ROTARY QUOTE: VALUES LOST!

January 21, 2010

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During yesterday’s regular weekly Rotary meeting, when we were discussing our contribution to the ROTARY EMERGENCY DISASTER RELIEF FUND, one member said, “I wish we’d have an earthquake in Ghana, so we’d get all the money.” The speaker laughed; the discussion went on without a retort. At home my wife admonished me for not calling […]

VALUES HIGHJACKED-PRINCIPLES UPHELD

January 21, 2010

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We had a no-show the other night. I thought it was the driver taking the client off to a hotel where he has an arrangement to collect the 10% commission. It happens…..but it wasn’t this time! Late yesterday afternoon, the phone rang and it was the client who failed to show up…. The travel agent […]

10 random facts about me!

January 19, 2010

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Holly of Holly’s Ramblings (see blogroll) is the inspiration for this post. I’m starting this post at 2:14 p.m. on January 10. It’s a test of how much I know my self. The challenge is to write down 10 things about me that nobody knows. Here goes: 1.I was born nine months after V.E. Day(Victory […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN – GARDEN OF EDEN!

January 19, 2010

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Another charming group came through our charming guest house. One seems to lure the other! And again it was a Peace Corps volunteer working in Northern Ghana with visiting family/friend in tow. This time they had met up with the family and daughter mentioned a few posts ago, Augh…the seriously enormous power of word of […]

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