Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

More friends in Mexico

R.I.P. Living Abroad: January 31, 2006 – May 01, 2013

“A person can run for years but sooner or later he has to take a stand in the place which, for better or worse, he calls home, and do what he can to change things there.” – Paule Marshall

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 […]

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,

Teck Zilla in London

Music Spotlight: 7 Questions with Teck Zilla

Meet Teck Zilla. DJ. Writer. Martial Arts Enthusiast. He’s many things, but I got a chance to speak to him as his role as a music producer. He’s been getting a lot of  play with his groundbreaking audio-documentary series. Navigating unchartered territory,

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?

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 137 “Preach, My Brother… Not”

One would be amused at how religious references permeate Ghana. I mentioned earlier the plethora of businesses with Christian references. I’ve been on tro-tros where people whip out a bible and start going to church. Well Ghana’s bus system ain’t having that. A sign posted here in the back of the bus. Proselityzers, you’ve been […]

San Juan de Ulua

Photo 365-Day 132 “San Juan de Ulua”

Located in Veracruz state in Mexico, San Juan de Ulua is a series of fortresses and prisons, and even has a palace. San Juan de Ulua served as one of the “gateways in the Americas” where African slaves were imported. The structure serves as a museum today. A highly recommended tourist site. I learned a […]