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Archive | 2011

Surf, Sand and Santa at Busua Beach

I think one of the biggest worries for travellers is how to celebrate the holidays on the road (yes, I’m talking to YOU Christmas and New Years) without feeling like they are missing the traditions and routine that take place back home. We are no different. Searching for a place where we would be for [...]

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Our Christmas Letter To You

Well, Skott and I are nearly ready for Christmas… We’ve trimmed the tree… Set the table for Christmas dinner… And invited all of our friends…. Okay, so I guess it’s going to be a little bit of a different holiday season this year! We’re trading snow for sand, minus 30 for plus, and snow shoes [...]

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The Perfect Day for a Last Day

To catch you up really quickly, our three weeks in Tamale went by really fast! As you saw from our first Tamale post, our volunteer task at Creating Change Now was to paint a school in a small village called Tua. We fell in love with the kids there and it was almost impossible not [...]

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When Smart People Do Stupid Things

Everybody in Ghana rides motorcycles…EVERYBODY… the old ladies, the young men….entire families can often be seen screeching around the streets of Tamale taking their lives in their own hands. Seriously, it can’t be that hard. And last week, I was hoping to confirm this. So I asked Jesse, our roommate, if he would give me-the [...]

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Be Grateful, Unless You’re A Chicken At A Croc Farm

In between our Dogon Country trekking in Mali and our first week of volunteering in Tamale, Ghana we spent four nights in Ouagdougou, Burkina Faso. We were here primarily for one reason; we needed to apply for visas to get into Ghana. I would like to say we did a ton while there, and of [...]

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On Arrival and Volunteering in Tamale, Ghana

Shawna aka “Madam Paint-ah” on our Arrival We arrived in Tamale just after dark and immediately as we came into the city, it felt much bigger than what I remember when I was here 4 years ago. I noticed that there were more lights, more billboards and definitely more vehicles on the road. I felt [...]

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