We're here! Downtown Accra
After over 19hrs of traveling, we arrived in Accra, the capitol of Ghana. Traffic was heavy in the city. Men, women and children were walking between the cars selling their wares.
West Hills Mall in Accura
Before we left Accrra we stopped to pick up snacks and eat lunch. Interestingly the mall wasn't crowded. There were armed security guards patrolling inside.
Shoprite. Similar to our Walmart. Food, drinks, toys and homeware. We were told that this would be our only chance to load up on snacks. Obviously we took that very seriously.
Where have all the flowers gone?
Common sight. Garbage and lots of it.
Why walk when you can ride?
Secure. The hotel had wire fencing long the top of the perimeter walls. The gate was kept closed and locked at night and had to be opened from the inside.
Waiting for our room keys.
We all wanted to get to our rooms so we could shower, change and go exploring to find something to eat.
We want food.
Showered, changed and somewhat energized. Heading down the road to search out dinner.
Not just wall ornament
View from my hotel room
The dirt paths lead to a main road.
This beautifully dressed woman was passing by the hotel on her way to a church service.
Formerly Challenging Heights School
Touring the former school ground.
Kevin, Lex and Nicole
One of the classrooms
Walking tour of Winneba
Goats, chickens and pigs roam free and are a common site. Electricity is a precious commodity and so people use clothes lines instead of clothes dryers.
I had to take my photos from a distance. The people living and working within the district were adamant about not being photographed.
Living on the outskirts
This home seems to be a hodge podge of wooden boards, steel plates and whatever other material that could be obtained. Notice the pig in the lower right corner. The smoke is from garbage being burned.
Ed. He dreams of one day leading a boating expedition.
Entrance to the Fishing District
Boats on the outskirts of the district
Fish were arranged on wire shelves and then placed in ovens
Everyone pitches in to do their part.
Long pieces of cloth were used to create baby carriers.
This women approached our group and asked to have her picture taken. I don't know why what appeared to be flour smeared on her arms and neck. She told me she was a ghost.
Basket on wheels
They say necessity is the mother of invention.
This girl was very sweet and had a nice smile. Several of our group brought bags of peanuts to snack on. Side note: I was told both girls and boys shave their heads until University.
Mid day -Lunch Time
As the name implies; the lodge built next to a lagoon.