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FOUR VILLAGES INN: THE NEW BRADT GUIDE TO GHANA IS HERE

August 29, 2010

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YES! Our complimentary copy has arrived from the publisher. How did we rate a free copy you might ask? Well, we hosted researcher Kim Wildman twice on her travels. Now we are just waiting for Philip to sign it on his next trip to Ghana. But in the mean time it’s here for our guests […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN HOSTS ANOTHER AUTHOR BILL RANEY

August 27, 2010

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and he gave us a copy of his book LETTERS TO ZERKY which you can enjoy on the veranda like me and he signed it too! “To Chris and Charity, Thank you for your great hospitality at your Four Villages Inn. I’ll bet your experiences here in Ghana are a book in themselves.” Bill Raney, […]

Four Villages Inn hosts Dr. Michael Norton(DLitt Hon), author & social activist

August 27, 2010

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Dr. Michael Norton is married to Dame Hilary and it was delightful to be part of their world as they exchanged witty comments about their accomplishments and their relationship. If ever two complimented one another, it is these two. Here’s a little profile of Michael who The Guardian (U.K) describes as “a one man ideas […]

Four Villages Inn: THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME!

August 27, 2010

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That’s what effervescent Dame Hilary Blume, founder and director of Charities Advisory Trust, was singing as I snapped this picture. What a hoot! And yet, throughout her stay with husband Michael Norton, a prolific writer, and assistant Avril Jn-Marie, Lady Hilary probed and probed about life and living in Ghana. “Why?” she constantly politely inquired, […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN: FREE EXCURSION TO THE BRASS VILLAGE

August 26, 2010

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My facebook friend and fellow hotelier, who promotes GHANA tirelessly, has posted another great travel vignette on Ashanti: Chelsea Inn & Suites – Accra This brass ornament was produced by the ancient wax technique by an Ashanti craftsman in Ghana. Originally these kinds of containers were used to keep precious gold dust in them. The […]

KUMASI, GHANA: A SLAP IN THE PUBLIC’S FACE

August 26, 2010

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and again A SLAP IN THE FACE OF THE CIVIL SERVICE

KUMASI, GHANA-A SLAP IN THE CIVIL SERVICE FACE

August 23, 2010

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GHANA: KENTE AND THE DOCTOR’S ORDERS

August 15, 2010

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My facebook friend Ben Boaitey-Blicks posted another item related to Ashanti-this time on kente. Chelsea Inn & Suites – Accra Kente was developed by the Ashanti people in the 17th Century A.D. It is a royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance. Kente is said to have originated when a man […]

KUMASI, GHANA: EXCURSION TO LAKE BOSOMTWI

August 15, 2010

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I have a facebook friend who lives in Accra and owns and operates-like we do-a small guest house. Like myself, he is passionate about promoting Ghanaian tourism and indirectly his own enterprise. He has a number of facebook sites and lots of friends on each.His name is BEN BOATEY-BLICKS. My hat goes off to him […]

GHANA…..HUERISTICS AND HAPPINESS

August 2, 2010

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The quote below comes from The Happiness Project, a blog that I subscribe to and read…well a lot of it anyways. This caught my eye…actually the word hueristics -hey the spell check says I misspelled it-but I copied it right off the site…read the quote for yourself: My adventures in the lands of happiness research […]

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