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KUMASI: OLD BEKWAI ROAD-WIDEN & CONSTRUCT SILENT POLICEMEN

May 28, 2010

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I usually have a Friday routine…I pay taxes, fees and levies and…..then I hit government departments to try to get action on the taxes etc. Four Villages Inn pays. Amazing aye? ‘Aye‘ incidentally means ‘isn’t it’ in Canadian. Incredibly, and it is a fact of life here in Ghana, not a lot of people see […]

KUMASI BOOKSTORE: A BABY BOOMERS BOOK BONANZA

May 27, 2010

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Just around the corner from Vic Baboo’s famous Adum Restaurant, a tourist landmark here in Kumasi, across the street from the lower side of BARCLAY’S BANK and across the street from the front of the NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK, is a small, somewhat neglected bookstore. The only sign in front declares in white paint MEDICAL BOOKS […]

GHANA PLUGS AND TRIP ADVISOR PLUG

May 24, 2010

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At the beginning of our FOUR VILLAGES INN web site-see blog roll-we prominently assert: “Wonderful, you’ve found us! If you like what you see, book with us directly by filling out our easy to use Reservation Form. Please don’t leave it to your travel agent. We are just too small to pay their hefty commissions. […]

ACCRA, GHANA-URBAN GARDENING-MICHELLE OBAMA

May 23, 2010

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Guests learn from Charity and I-“quote from USAID STAFF NEWSLETTER: “their combined knowledge of Kumasi is more than the guidebooks” and we learn from guests. Take for example Juricho and Khalifa, the two students mentioned and pictured in the last post. They were here on a two week internment looking at urban gardening in Accra. […]

KUMASI CENTRAL MARKET-COMFORT-TIMEOUT ACCRA MAG.

May 18, 2010

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Comfort’s Central Market Tour continues to get rave reviews which I will share with you below. But now I’d like to celebrate the market itself that got written up in TIMEOUT ACCRA: THE INSIDERS GUIDE TO THE PERFECT BREAK 2009-2010, a wonderful travel magazine out of the U.K. Here’s what they write about the market: […]

MADINGHANA CELEBRATES ONE YEAR!

May 17, 2010

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Yes, one year ago, the lid blew off! Yes, one year ago, I was reborn! Yes, one year ago I started blogging! I can’t imagine the state I would be in now if I hadn’t started blogging. But I did and you can too…It’s a wonderful catharsis to help one cope and to give hope […]

KUMASI: DEATH ON THE OLD BEKWAI ROAD

May 10, 2010

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Last Saturday night a Kia slammed into the back of a timber lorry broken down on the Old Bekwai Road. Last Saturday night, the passenger in the Kia was critically injured. Last Saturday night, the driver of the Kia died. Last Saturday night, this lorry broke down. The driver left it where it stopped on […]