Archive for the ‘Travel Info’ Category

A friend bargains for lobster for us to have a feast.

Foto Friday – Fisherman on Busua Beach

Reflecting on my time in Ghana, I came across this photo (taken on my iPhone. Excuse the size!) which is actually one of my favorite photos I’ve taken. In November 2012, I traveled with a few friends to a music festival on Busua Beach,

The 7 train rolls by 5 Pointz

Art + Activism: Saving 5 Pointz

  I recently took to the graffiti mecca 5 Pointz, as I got word on twitter that it will be torn down this year to make way for luxury apartments. Over 350 murals can be seen decorating the five story industrial complex in Long Island City (LIC), Queens. The name 5 Pointz symbolizes artists coming […]

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Tourism and Journalism in Ghana

Be prepared to see more positive coverage like this about how awesome Ghana is on CNN. Ghana’s Tourism Board has partnered with CNN to promote positive coverage of the region estimating at $1.5 Million. Along with this, as well as events such as Chocolate Day, the Paragliding Festival, and Emancipation Day, Ghana hopes to make […]

Fura in Accra

Street Food Friday – Fura in Accra

In search of more street food in Accra, my friend Kaibo and I have been planting ourselves in the neighborhood of Nima over the past several weeks. Walking in Nima, I was curious when I saw these white powdered balls neatly packed in glass boxes.

Home of the Black Star

5 Things to Bring if You’re Moving to Ghana

So you’re gearing up for your move to Ghana… congrats on making the decision! I’ve been in conversation with quite a few people who have recently been thinking of moving to Ghana. Which is funny, because I’m about wrapping up my time here for now,

Brukina can be found bottled up like this all throughout Accra

Where is Accra’s Best Brukina?

So one of the things that I love about living in Ghana is how EASY it is to eat healthy here. While in The States, corner stores are filled with cookies, candy, and other junk food, Accra street stands are plentiful of oranges, pineapples, papayas, mangos, coconuts… shall I continue?

Safety First

Coming From Church, Got Robbed at the Mosque: Safety Tips Abroad

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin I’m not sure how I feel about this quote anymore. As a realize I’m not the wide-eyed 24-year-old who set out to “see the world” anymore, that I’m now actually a 31-year-old with very […]

Photo 365-Day 151 “The Republic”

Another section of the wall at one of my favorite bars in Accra, The Republic. I see you Prince! Who else can you recognize?

Photo 365-Day 140 “Lobster at Dawn”

Look what I found! Some friends and I came to Busua Beach in the central coastal region here in Ghana. We came for the Asabaako Music Festival for the weekend. Added bonus of coming here: lobster lunch. While taking our morning stroll, we found this fisherman selling lobster. Damage: $3 per lobster!

Photo 365-Day 134 “Big Head”

Photo 365-Day 134 “Big Head” Olmec Head in Xalapa, Veracruz. Made of basalt boulders, these structures are from the Olmec civilization. Many point to the features of the monuments as proof of a pre-Colombian African presence in Mexico. The monuments date back to 900 BC. The one showed here is 2.8 meters tall (a little […]