Day 30 July 30 Kumasi to Tema

Trip Start Jul 01, 2009
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Trip End Aug 08, 2009


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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ann didn't want to have a Ghanaian omelette again so we decided find a hotel to eat at when we were on the road out of Kumasi. We went to a bank to get cedis paid for the rooms got the deposit back and were on the road again. Before we knew it we were out of Kumasi with empty stomachs having not found any where to eat. Suddenly we were in construction again. Through the mountains on the way to the coast they are doing a major rebuild of the highway. This makes today a long day as well. We finally find a larger town with a hotel that we hope will have food. We go in to the restaurant and they do not have any but the girl says she will show us to a restaurant. This young girl got in the car with four strangers; three guys and one lady two of whom were white, talk about trusting. She took us to an other restaurant and then Sanga gave her a ride back to the hotel.

We asked the waiter if they served breakfast; we were all hungry as it was now 11ish and we hadn’t eaten since yesterday morning in Ouagadougou. He said that they didn’t so we asked for eggs coffee and bread; which he could do. Ann ate a Ghanaian omelette again. After finishing breakfast Sanga and Van Damme ordered chicken and rice for lunch. They were still hungry. With breakfast/lunch now complete we continued on our way to Accra.

Again we found ourselves in a construction zone. The road was as if it had been carpet bombed by the air force. Here they do not seem to do one section of road at a time like at home; they rip up the whole road and then start to work on it. They are widening a section of road; there are no detours; you just keep diving find a spot that seems smooth and drive trying to avoid people, other animals and potholes some the size of semi.. What fun!

Getting to the outskirts of Accra, we decide that if we want to go to Togo the next day we should bypass the city and find a room in Tema. Tema is the major port of Ghana and West Africa; about 200 km for the border to Togo. It starts to get dark and we decide to be extravagant and stay at an upscale hotel; The Hotel Marjory. It is more expensive but will accept Visa. Supper is by the pool, which is very nice and has its own waterfall. Unfortunately the pool doesn’t open until ten and we should be on our way by then. We still need to get pictures and a Visa to enter Togo and do not know how long that will take.
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sorenseb
sorenseb on

Almost the end
I am anxiously awaiting your arrival home to hear all about everything. Did you get my email Ann?
Mom

bornactor
bornactor on

Sounds Fun
Sounds fun Dad and Ann. Can;t wait for you guys to gt home so I can hear all about it!! Have safe flights.

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