"Bolgatanga in the upper east" Bolgatanga by sachara
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In 1983 I visited Bolgatanga for two weeks.
It was a difficult time in Ghana. Lack of petrol and tyres, so transportation was a big problem. Travelling with local lorries, as I did in 1980 was nearly impossible. On route you could have to wait for one week or more for new transport.
So I decided not to visit some of my Ghanaian friends, spread over the country, but to stay in Acrra and to choose only one other destination. So I took the bus of the State Transport to the north, to Bolgatanga. They told me that bus will take you - death or alive- anyhow to your destination.
There was curfew in those days, so it was forbidden to be outdoors from sunset till sunrise. At sunset the bus had to stop and together with the trading women I looked for a sleeping place outside the bus, mostly under a porch of some building to spend the night.
And I did arrive in more than 24 hours in Bolga and I did return in Accra at the same way without any problems.
Volu (the Ghanaian Voluntary Organisation) invited me to their projects. So I could sleep in a secondary school together with the other mainly Ghanaian volunteers . The secretary of Volu in Bolga introduced my to his neighbour-girl Francesca. I spent a really nice time with her. She showed me everything in town, so I knew better my way and the small bushpaths than my Ghanaian fellow-volunteers.
I had a wonderfull time in Bolga and met a lot of nice people.
These two girls lived behind the school with their aunt. Adjoa asked me , if I liked to be her mother during my stay in... more travel advice
South of the centre of Bolgatanga is the secundary school. Here I could stay fro two weeks, together with the other... more travel advice
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