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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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Trekking Through Dogon Country

When Shawna and I were planning what we could do with our shortened time in Mali, the number one thing we both wanted was to spend a few days trekking through Dogon Country and learning more about these amazing people. The story, as told to us by our guide, Hassimi, the jolliest man in Mali, [...]

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Rolling, Rolling, Rolling on the Niger River

After nearly a week of R&R in Bamako, staying at a very cool hostel, The Sleeping Camel, Shawna and I jumped on an “air-conditioned” (cough, cough) bus and took the 9 hour ride to Mopti, launchpad for Dogon country trekking and Niger River cruises. We did really want to get to Ghana as quickly as [...]

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Casa to Bamako – An EPIC Road Trip

This is a long post, because this was a LONG trip…grab a drink because WOW did we need one when we got through this adventure!! The Background: Since loosely developing our itinerary for this RTW trip we have always planned to visit Ghana. It is special to us because I lived and worked there for [...]

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