Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec
29

Sir, Some Water, Please?


I had a week of lonely moments after my mother left us here to journey back to the land of modern civilization. The majority of my time after she left was taken by managing to live without running water. I reside in Koans Estates, with my boss Kathleen. It is grand looking community if you …

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Dec
11

Mom and Sy’s Ghanaian Adventures: Final Edition

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This is the last of three blogs detailing my travels with my mother throughout the Eastern Region of Ghana. After the Wli Waterfalls and the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, we took a taxi to the nearby village of Tafi Abuipe (kind of a fun word to say, Tafi  Abueeepae.) Tafi Apuipe is known for being …

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Dec
09

Mom and Sy Journey On: Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary!

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After leaving the Wli Waterfalls, my mom and I traveled a few hours south to the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary. The monkey sanctuary is famous for its friendly mono monkeys. They are about the size of Aboo from Aladdin. There were no tro-tros that would take the path to the village, but there were motorcycle …

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Dec
06

Off We Go!!! 5 Days in Eastern Ghana (part 1)

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I wanted to make sure my mom got to see more of the country while she was here, so we sat down and plotted out a five day trek through the Eastern Region. We left from Accra on Tuesday and headed towards our first big destination, Wli Falls (pronounces Vlee.. don’t ask me why.) Our …

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Dec
05

Akwaaba, Mom!!!

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Sorry for the long break in blogging, my mother’s visit from California has taken my attention for the past two weeks. It has been really wonderful having her here! She brought a whole suitcase full of requested goodies from the states. Everything I missed, such as books to read, face lotion, starbucks instant coffee, maple …

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