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A country to come back and to come back and .....

In 1980 was Ghana, the first country I visited south of the Sahara.
And I fel in love ... with Africa, with Ghana and with the Ghanaian people.

I stayed for seven weeks and came back again in 1983 for 4 weeks....

And I did come back again in 1989 and 2003.

In 1980 I spent most of the time in the Volta region. I worked as a volunteer with a lot of Ghanaian volunteers from everywhere out of Ghana. We start to build a community centre. Many people of the village worked with us.

If you have been for a while in the countryside, it is very crowded in the towns like Accra and Kumasi.
But it is fantastic to walk around and to look what's going on.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:I love the very hospitable people of Ghana
  • Cons:Homesick if I'm not there
  • In a nutshell:How and when can I go back
  • Last visit to Ghana: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Apr 7, 2004
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  • Tasia's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2007 at 5:57 AM

    Lovely pages, after them you won't be indifferent with Africa...

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2007 at 1:22 PM

    Your pages are a minefield of Info - Evonne is now in Salaga, after a week's training in Tamale ;-)))

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2007 at 9:24 PM

    1980-2003! I can understand what you mean about big changes! Same for a lot of places in the Algerian Sahara. An excellent page from an almost insider! Staying for some time in a place gives a very different feeling!

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2006 at 5:34 AM

    Enjoyed very much this page, ali ! Thanx. My head is similar to yours: markets[special fruits?], making local friends, home-stay, rituals, drumming... Avi

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2005 at 7:02 AM

    Very informative and engaging page, Ali! ... love the people pictures on these pages ... truly fascinating.

  • TomFoolery's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2005 at 11:30 AM

    Fascinating read.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2005 at 11:09 AM

    A friend of mine is just visiting Ghana - so it is nice to have a look at what she will expect there! I hope you are doing fine, Ali!

  • hunwagner's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2005 at 2:35 AM

    Ghana was considered as a possible destination twice last year, but got dumped in favour of North-east Africa in summer and Maluku in winter. Hope to make it there eventually - even bought the guidebook already!

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2005 at 3:14 AM

    Lovely Ghana page...I can not but agree with you, that, taking care of ones little sister could be tiring. Well done page.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 7:16 PM

    Exelent page because of wise and interesting writings and awesome pictures. Very exotic and interesting country and culture, I see.

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