All over Ghana: the photographic evidence

So I arrived in Ghana in early April, after a veritable sprint across West Africa, from Guinea Bissau, back up through Senegal, into Mali, Burkina Faso, and finally to enter Ghana from the North – all to skirt around the escalating Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, in time to meet my good friend Kyle who came to visit me!

It was a short but sweet visit, with an aggressive Kumasi pub-crawl, tons of great food, a taxi-mediated water drop-off during Kyle’s 5am 30K run, and some very official paper-signing to confirm the 4-year leasing of a new office for the Fresh Opportunities Foundation!

Note: clicking any of the photos in each set should open up a gallery so you can see them full-sized with captions!

After Kyle left, I was on my own again. I spent most of my time between Kumasi and Nsuta, and started a 2-month obsession with Yahtzee.

The my amazing and lovely friend Alana came to visit me too, and we made a whirlwind tour of all the top spots in Ghana! (After my custom introduction of a little mugging upon arrival!)

And then it was back to one. Again, I mainly floated through Nsuta and Kumasi, with a couple stops in Duayaw Nkwanta (with a barely-remembered night of Akpeteshie – crazy Ghanaian moonshine – drinking, with a subsequent knee-sprain), and then I headed back up through Wa into Burkina Faso. Though I did need a new passport first, because mine was by then full!

The World Cup Finals were on, so most days were spent with the boys watching, and me.. not. Just wake me when it’s over!

Many new friends were made and as always, I can’t wait to go back.

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