Currently we’re at Lake Bosomtwe in Central Ghana. We recover from the nice roads and the high costs in Ivory Coast.
Well, our mistake. 20 years after we left the West African paradise of Côte d’Ivoire we had 2 c it.
4 security reasons and on Monika’s continuous insistence, we just visited a little part of it, even knowing from our experience that this is the only country in West Africa without a single pothole.
A few days ago we left the town of Sunyani in Western Ghana. Since we arrived in this country we’ve been hearing a lot of rumours about the family Tsuinyane in Lesotho and their Ghanaian origin. More about this in our next newsletter – simply subscribe on the right side of this post and u’ll have it.
Let’s go on with Lesotho. We were still with Teresa’n’Peter in Takoradi. Of course, the need 4 a real Basotho evening in original dresses and watching “The Forgotten Kingdom”. Because pap was out of stock, we had some lobsters 4 dinner.
Next day we went 2 Princess Town, 2 c a castle converted into a guesthouse, unfortunately without 2 many guests. One reason 4 this is surely the road leading to this important place.
Next station was some more lazy life near Axim at the Ankobra Beach Resort …
… next day, after a wonderful breakfast with some sausages, we moved on 2 Ivory Coast.
The road 2 the border was terrible. No problem as we knew from our previous experience that Ivory Coast’s roads will be excellent.
Unfortunately, the road 2 Grand Bassam we’re using seems 2 b an exception – c left.
A short lunch and visit to the colonial buildings in Grand Bassam …
… and on we went 2 Abidjan. At least the road from Grand Bassam proofed somehow the enormous progress of Ivory Coast over the past years – a few 100 Chinese workers constructing a huge highway 2 the proud capital.
In the evening we discovered in Abidjan a fancy hotel ….
…. and next morning its even fancier view over the lagoon – a plastic bottle collector’s dream.
Abidjan has not really changed, very few new constructions, much more and older cars, definitely more potholes and traffic jams and some signs that confirm that there seems to be a law that forbids anybody 2 maintain or paint any building in the whole town.
Nevertheless, we also found a fancy shopping mall – and more important a famous fast food chain in it: Steers – those knowing South Africa know it well; Steers with the burger with revenge.
It took us some time 2 reach Abengourou …
… probably we were on the second of the 2 potholed roads that exist in Ivory Coast.
In Abengourou we found an interesting market with all kind of activities and everybody wanting 2 b in a pic.
Next day we’re on the way back to Ghana. On the 3rd potholed exception – well not really potholes; more a kind of never maintained earth road with some pieces of pavement – those subscribed 2 our newsletter may find some explanation in the chapter on Benin’s roads. All others may subscribe 2 the newsletter and get all details.
… on the way we passed some exiting offers hard 2 ignore … but with Monika on Martin’s side …
…. and finally arrived in the evening in the town of Sunyani, where we hoped to find some of Ntate Tsuinyane’s family – the whole story in the newsletter.
In the evening the need 4 a watering hole 2 celebrate out of Ivory Coast, back 2 Ghana.
On 2 Lake Bosomtwe near Kumasi in Central Ghana. The roads were pretty ok with some interesting traffic patterns in Kumasi.
Finally we reached the village of Abono at the lake – time 2 recover from the adventures and to have some triple cooked chicken in veggie oil and to do some washing.
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