Nuts N’ Bolts Guide to Ghana!

Ghana. It’s in West Africa. It’s a country! And here is my basic guide to a place I visited – many years ago now it must be said! Basically… Ghana is a country in West Africa, bordering Cote D’Ivoire, Togo and Burkina Faso in the north. It’s coastline is in the south of the country, …

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3 Spots on Sunday – Countries in West Africa

Imagine that you had time off and wanted to explore West Africa. Regular readers know this is one of my favourite regions of the planet, one I have visited on no less than four separate tricks. But it often doesn’t rate much of a mention on many people’s radar – it’s out of the way …

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First Taste – Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Ahhh Accra. Like a pie in the face, it hits you with some serious humidity not dissimilar to Bangkok. I challenged myself to go to West Africa, and despite reservations (mostly revolving around diet) I ended up getting there for the first time in 2006. I’ve been back to the region twice since and back …

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West African Memories Ghana to Togo

Thursday, January 26, 2006 Last day in Ghana, so some pics at last! Well here they are finally, a few pics for everyone to enjoy!!! The first is one of the wonderful waterways of Accra... trying to capture the bad side of the city but don't know that I did. Actually not starting to mind …

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West African Memories Ghana Part One

Hey there, back on a Saturday again! This new series is not quite so new I guess. I thought it would be really interesting to re-publish the first blogs I posted, with thoughts from today, and add a few photos and embellish a little. I headed off to West Africa, which I have always found …

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My Travel Blogging Experience – Part One

Howdy folks, it’s been a while since I wrote a reflective piece, so I thought I’d actually reflect a little on the process of travel blogging and my experiences over the years with it. The experience has certainly changed a lot. For those who don’t know my history, I began travel blogging back in 2006 …

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Sunday Spotlight – Accra (Ghana)

I promised myself I would lay off West Africa a little bit after all the stuff on Burkina Faso and the malaria, but well when I was thinking ahead for this week’s Sunday Spotlight, all I could think of was Accra, the capital of Ghana. Now, I have to start by saying I can’t say …

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Culture Shock Part Two: First Experiences in West Africa

When I went to India, I was a very green traveller. It was my first solo trip, the first time I had travelled alone. When I went to West Africa in 2006, I couldn’t claim the same. I had been to India three times, I had visited Bangladesh twice and been through Pakistan and Iran …

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