I will be in Ghana for 60 more days, or until May 31, 2011, this is a great time to come visit with Bah and me. Seldom in my 13 years of perpetual travel could I guarantee that I would be in one country or destination this long. However, due to the war in Ivory Coast, writing a book, and other factors, I can guarantee I will be inside Ghana. It is a small country, they speak passable English and the transportation is good.
There is about zero tourists in Ghana because of the requirement of that people have a Visa prior to coming, truly a tourist stopper.
This company can assist you in getting a Visa to Ghana: Abriggs.com
Briggs Office in Washington D.C. USA
Christian Genocide soon in Ivory Coast
Right or wrong, both leaders in Cote d’Ivoire a.k.a. Ivory Coast war are committing crimes against humanity. It appears the forces of Laurent Gbagbo the prior president who refused to step down will soon have his forces defeated by Alassane Ouattara the recognized winner of the election by the world.
The Islamic north of Ivory Coast backs Alassane Ouattara and soon nothing stopping them from mass murder and retribution against all the Gbagbo supporters. Alassane Ouattara has closed all the borders and the Gbagbo supporters are trapped, there is no escape. The United Nations soldiers are protecting Alassane Ouattara on one side, while outside there are death squads running around the country.
There are no true reporters inside the country; the majority of reports are just hearsay, propaganda given to the press by Alassane Ouattara supporters.
Regardless of who is right or wrong in this situation, the USA needs to fly in large groups of Special Forces to help the United Nations and French forces stop genocide.
Amnesty International Report
31 March 2011
"Côte d’Ivoire civilians are at immediate risk of massive human rights violations Amnesty International warned today, as forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara reach the country’s commercial capital Abidjan."
"Abidjan is on the brink of a human right catastrophe and total chaos" said Salvatore Saguès, Amnesty International’s researcher on West Africa." Amnesty.org
RTI Ivory Coast State television is Broadcasting
The RTI television is used by Gbagbo for his own personal propaganda is broadcasting as of 9:00 am on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Bah called a friend inside Ivory Coast to check, when this television station stops broadcasting it will indicate the force of Gbagbo are defeated.
Ghana, West Africa --- Sunday, April 3, 2011
The Simpson’s are from Springfield
I am always amazed what knowledge an Ivory Coast girl possesses, when talking with Bah about Indiana, she asked,
"Where is Springfield?"
"This is where the Simpson’s are from."
Hi Andy. I am glad things are good for you and Bah. Good luck on the book. I will definitely want to read it when you are finished with it. I have thought about writing a short book with a lot of photos. I hope with the aid of my daughter and Lu LU publishing to someday make it a reality.
I clicked on the passport agency link. Boy these guys do not fool around. That website is really strack. Easy to use and right to the point. I like it.
I am just waiting to finish up some paperwork here and do a little getting rid of stuff I do not want to pay to store. Then I plan to go to a place that is a lot less stressful. I need a place where I can walk and exercise and lose about 15 pounds. And emotionally just relax and think of absolutely nothing except relaxing. How far is Mampong from the international airport?
So when, hopefully very soon, my mode shifts to priority one, tacamo "take charge and move out", and I will once again travel. If my destination is east this time I will let you know.
take care and be safe
Sorry no oil, no help. That is the way it works in Africa. Yes, chocolate prices are going to go up, but there are other places in which the US can grow coco beans. It's harsh, but you should know that is the way the world rolls. Not saying it is right, but it is the way it goes.