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Clashing Cultures-no stones thrown….Part 1-The Supermarket

April 9, 2010

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Two incidents recently: First THE LITTLE SUPERMARKET: So while waiting for the launch of the Ridge Nyhiaeso Web site, I go to a little “supermarket” to buy a fruit juice and wile away a little time. Just before arriving at the little outside veranda, I notice I’m being pursued by an old man stumbling along […]

KUMASI METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY REVISES HOTEL LICENSES DOWN!

April 2, 2010

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Funnily enough, just before our April 1st monthly meeting of the Ashanti Ghana Hotels Association, the Chairman of the association here in Ashanti showed me a copy of my December 17th MADINGHANA post entitled “10 years on in the Ghana Hotels Association”. He told me that some G.H.A. National Executive Officers were upset at my […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN- 20 REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR!

April 1, 2010

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Our twentieth review just appeared on Trip Advisor and we’re still NO. 1 in Kumasi…by a long shot! Our twentieth review just appeared on Trip Advisor and we’re still NO. 1 in Kumasi…by a long shot! “very nice” Four Villages Inn Save Review 4 of 5 stars Ingrid_a_Grez 17 contributions France Mar 29, 2010 | […]

AKWASIDAE IN KUMASI

March 25, 2010

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LAST SUNDAY, MARCH 21 WAS AKWASIDAE. It’s a wonderful time to be in Kumasi. FOUR VILLAGES INN was full of course-two rooms booked by a large tour company and two rooms by a small one woman show called CGC (Connecting God’s Children) Cultural and Historical Tours run by Dola Young, Founder and C.E.O. Guess which […]

ANOTHER NEW MINISTER OF TOURISM!

March 9, 2010

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Oophs…disco internet-this post went out unfinished-teaches me to preview changes. Ian Utley,author of Ghana: Culture Smart, posted the article below on facebook entitled “GHANA TOURISM; TO BECOME NO. 1 FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNER-MINISTER” with the comment “Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC) and the Ghana Tourist Federation (GHATOF): all completely staffed by […]

HIGHLIFE AT FOUR VILLAGES INN, KUMASI

March 5, 2010

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FOUR VILLAGES INN is small. In fact there is none smaller. 4 is the minimum number of rooms required by the Ghana Tourist Board to acquire a license. The name of the game is guests staying for multiple nights-the more nights the more profit-and needless to say, we’d like to think, the richer the experience […]

GHANA’S TOURISM POLICE!

March 5, 2010

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The article below from the Ghana News Agency appeared in the papers a couple of days ago. A good thing? Your take? Accra, March 2, GNA – A specialized unit within the Ghana Police Service to provide security and safety for tourists at tourism establishments was on Tuesday launched in Accra. The unit called “Tourism […]