Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--- William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)
Ghana, West Africa --- Sunday, April 24, 2011
by Andy Graham (Gadget) of HoboTraveler.com | Gadget Profile
The driver from Kumasi to Koforidua, Ghana had this American Flag hat on his head, it is truly difficult for me to not laugh and enjoy this type of small grace in my life.
I will leave about noon from Koforidua, take a van to Accra for maybe three dollars, and then take a taxi from Accra to the airport for 15 Cedis. My flight leaves at around 10 PM, but check out from the Kes Hotel is at 12:00 noon.
I will fly with a 730 dollar one-way flight to Brussels on Brussels Air.
Then fly with a 230 dollar one-way flight from Brussels to Puerta Plata with:
I need to thank Jeroen for a great consulting job, he saved me 300-400 dollars in a five minute call. I found the best ticket I would find, then called him, he fine tuned my trip and saved me 300-400 USD. Jeroen is the best travel agent on the planet.
I have been trying to get a couple of friends to Paypal.com Jereon a 100 dollar retainer, then pay him 25 dollars per call, so they could save hundreds.
Funny, it costs you more to leave Africa than to go to DR. Good catch on the price.
Now that you are leaving, what will happen with Bah? Will she join you? Will you return to see her again?
Andy: I'm leaving for Costa Rica in three weeks. On May 25 I'll enter Guatemala and stay a month. You wrote that you might be in Guatemala after DR. Any chance we will meet somewhere there?