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Video: Essential Travel Tips For Ghana, Africa

Traveling to Ghana, Africa, for the first time can be daunting, as for many the local culture will be very different from your own. While you should expect to feel out of place for the first day or so, if you give this destination a chance you’ll likely fall in […]

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How To Survive The Trotro In Ghana
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How To Survive The Trotro In Ghana

Arriving into Africa from my home region of New York, I was immediately overwhelmed by the sites and sounds of Africa. Experiencing standstill traffic and air saturated with diesel fuel while hawkers (men carrying goods and women selling merchandise from their heads) bang on the taxi window and try to […]

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Traditional Ghanaian wedding where the bride is shown with money. Photo courtesy of imtfi.
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African Culture: Notes On Ghanaian Marriage Traditions

Fried chicken shops and overpriced pizza joints interspersed between fine dining restaurants and smoothie stores. A group of teenagers laughs loudly, pointing at something in the crowd. At one table, a young beggar asks for some food, as the family sitting there shoos her away while simultaneously bringing their shopping […]

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Notes On Not Adopting An Orphan In Ghana, Africa
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Notes On Not Adopting An Orphan In Ghana, Africa

“JESSIE…JESSIE…I’m coming to get you…!” I am lying in bed reading as the voice growls from outside my window. I tighten my throat, trying to sound scared, “Who’s there? You’re scaring me!” In reality I haven’t moved a muscle, as I know it’s just Isaac and Obeng. They love thinking […]

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Traveler’s Guide To Cape Coast, Ghana, Africa
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Traveler’s Guide To Cape Coast, Ghana, Africa

While Accra may be the capital of Ghana, Africa, it is understood by travelers that Cape Coast is a destination favorite. The area is quite touristy, with myriad attractions, shops, and beaches. And for tourists looking to feel a little less foreign, this is the perfect place. Why Go? In […]

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A Day In The Life Of An Orphanage Volunteer In Ghana
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A Day In The Life Of An Orphanage Volunteer In Ghana

“Do you hear that?” Steph asks groggily, rolling to face me on our over-sized mattress. I had actually woken up moments before her and was wondering what the noise was myself. At our homestay house in Ghana, Africa, the sounds of bleating sheep and the beeping of the Reed Frog […]

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10 Phrases To Know Before Traveling To Ghana
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10 Phrases To Know Before Traveling To Ghana

Learning a foreign language can be difficult, and for people traveling to Ghana for only a short amount of time trying to become fluent in Twi, one of the country’s native languages, may be a bit farfetched. However, learning some important phrases before you go can help prepare you for […]

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Traveler’s Guide To The Volta Region, Ghana, Africa
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Traveler’s Guide To The Volta Region, Ghana, Africa

While Ghana may not be the first destination people think of when they hear the word “vacation”, it is ideal for those looking to experience African culture in a relatively safe country. For those wishing to venture out of the chaotic, diesel-infused capital of Accra, head over to the Volta […]

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10 Ways Ghana Surprised Me
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10 Ways Ghana Surprised Me

One of the great things about traveling to a country without any expectations is how easily it can surprise you. Before going to Ghana, Africa, which I wouldn’t exactly call a tourism hot spot, I had no idea what to expect. I had a few fairy tale images in my […]

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10 Reasons to Visit Ghana, Africa
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10 Reasons to Visit Ghana, Africa

When planning a vacation, it isn’t too often you hear people choosing Ghana as their must-visit destination. In reality, there are many unique and worthwhile experiences to be had in this African country. Before I visited, I was unsure what to expect, as I didn’t know anyone who had ever […]

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