Travelers often attempt to break language barriers by using hand signals, or gestures. But one must be careful in other countries. Signals may mean something entirely different outside of the U.S. In the book, “Do’s and Taboos Around the World,” Roger Axtell explains that hand gestures may cause awful misconceptions. “As he looked around the […]
For all of you art-buffs out there, who have seen every exhibit in the New York Guggenheim, it may be time for a trip to Basque Country, Spain to see the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. In Patricia Schultz’s “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”, I read an article about the museum. It is much larger […]
“St. Petersburg is the Athens of Russia, the capital city of Russian spiritual culture.” -Nikolai Antsiferov
The architecture is reason enough to visit. While reading about St. Petersburg, the most fascinating part was the unbelievable detail in the buildings and the colorful history behind each structure in the city. One in particular stood out the most; the Cathedral of the Resurrection, which was recently opened after many years of restoration. It […]
The Cathedral of the Resurrection St. Petersburg, Russia
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.