January 1, 2010

Welcoming 2010: Ghana Style

Join us for a pictorial journey through Ghana and prepare yourself for the new year!

1. Take stock of history.

Elimina Castle[/caption]

Viewing the courtyard of Elmina Castle, the oldest standing European building in sub-Saharan Africa.

2. Now, time for a fresh start.

2 Fresh Start Coconut

A split fresh coconut at Green Turtle Lodge

3. Looking for a change of direction? What are you good at? Maybe you’re a great cook?

3 What am I good at

The holiday menu at Green Turtle Lodge

4. Ask: What do I want to do? Perhaps you’re creative.

4 What do I want Beads

Bead makers at T.K. Beads in the Eastern Region.

5. Define your goals: know what you’re aiming for

5 Goals Bawku

Team player kicking a goal at Bawku Peace One Day

6. Don’t be afraid to take risks, no matter how daunting

6 Risks Kakum Ropeway

The ropeway above the jungle canopy at Kakum National Park in the Central Region

7. Don’t give up, no matter how ominous the signs

7 Ominous Nzulezo canoe

Paddling into a storm on the way to Nzulezo Stilt Village, Western Region

8. Teamwork makes everything easier

8 Teamwork Pulling in fishing net

Fishermen pulling in the nets at Bakaano, Cape Coast

9. But have a little Fun

9 Fun Elephants at waterhole

Elephants swimming in the lake at Mole National Park

10. Explore

10 Explore

Friends doing the Abbey Road thing at Lake Bosumtwi, Ashanti Region

11. Spice things up

11 Spice it up

Varieties of hot peppers for making the standard range of Ghanaian dishes

12. Hang out with your friends

12 Friends Bolga

Children hanging out in Bolgatanga

13. And your family

13 Family Bawku

Godwin and his brothers celebrating together (in Global Mamas shirts!)

14. And don’t forget to stop and smell the roses

14 Smell the lilies

Or the perfumed lilies on the way to Nzulezo!

15. And appreciate beauty in simple things

15 Beauty in Garden Eggs

Garden eggs for sale in a market in Cape Coast. They’re related to the aubergine or eggplant and essential to many Ghanaian soups and stews

16. Find a quiet place for inner reflection

16 Quiet place Axim Beach resort

Where better than Axim Beach Hotel at seven in the morning?

17. And, celebrate: Happy New Year!

17 Celebrate Dance Ensemble

A full circle: Elmina Dance Ensemble practicing in Elmina Castle.

Now it’s time for you to write your own history too.

It’s 2010. Happy New Year.

1 comment:

  1. love the photos. bring back some lovely memories. thanks!


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