Warm, dusty Accra, Ghana is the largest city in the country- home of 2 million people. There is an upper class that lives in mansions as large as 12,000 square feet. A lower class lives just blocks away in grass huts along the Volta River, the only river in Ghana. The lower class bathes and […]
Taken by Edward Goldman 3/2005 Eight to 10 families share in the ownership of a single cow. The cows walk wild, but never roam more than a few blocks from home. People in Accra know who each cow belongs to. Four times a year, the families slaughter and eat their livestock.
Taken by Edward Goldman 3/2005 Wood carvers sit in the streets carving the most intricate shapes and sell them each day.
Taken by Edward Goldman 3/2005 Everything is sold outside; even clothing, appliances such as refrigerators and electronics.
Taken by Edward Goldman 3/2005 People live in these huts along the river. This picture shows children napping, and clothing drying on their roofs.
Taken by Edward Goldman 3/2005 There are 2 tolls on the turnpike, which runs the entire length of the country. One in Ghana and one in Nigeria, on the border. Men, women and children stand along the turnpike selling goods to people as they drive by.
Taken by Edward Goldman 3/2005 In the background of this picture is the only bridge in the country. In the foreground is freshly baked bread-ready to be loaded into the large bowls for women to carry on their heads along the highway for sales. ———– For more information about Accra, Ghana, Africa- please visit www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/africa/ghana
I read the funniest article on Zipadeeday.com’s travel section from Feb. 6, 2001. Now although the site guarantees the authenticity of their articles, regardless of whether this story is actually true, I just had to share it. This article is a reminder that sometimes strange things happen on vacations and the travel time is often […]
I read the most peculiar article by Anne Marie Chaker in today’s Wall Street Journal. Instead of spending money with your credit card to earn flight miles, why not just ship a few dead bodies and get a free flight? “On JetBlue Airways, about 15 shipments of bodies earns a funeral director a free round […]