Monthly Archives: January 2011

First day in Accra, Ghana. “Flashpackers” on the move

Was woken by the sound of cockerels crowing and the odd dog barking.  Our shower was out of order (we were told it was to be mended in the morning) so we took advantage of the large bucket and scoop … Continue reading

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Volunteering in South Africa – Nick’s first week

Went to an orphanage yesterday, the kids are knackering, all they want is to hug you and pick you up, they all squueze my arms and call me huge ( massive ego boost!) Within 20mins i was sweating buckets from … Continue reading

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Day 1 in Ghana

Realised that I had forgotten to take my Malarone tablet (for malaria) as we were running for the plane with the message “Gate Closing” flashing on the board.  Got the the airport early and spent ages looking at the shops, … Continue reading

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Someone who knows what he wants -Sports Volunteering in South Africa

I do like someone who knows what he wants and once decided, goes for it.  I received an email yesterday around the middle of the day from Nick enquiring about sports coaching in South Africa.  To cut a long story … Continue reading

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“Flashpackers” = would-be backpackers in search of a bit of luxury

I get the idea that most people must just turn up somewhere and hope to find some accommodation since it is virtually impossible to book it via email – nobody replies!  I asked my contact Travel Agent in Ghana if … Continue reading

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Ghana visit – getting a visa

Well, Sharan and I are off to Ghana a week tomorrow on our British Airways flight.  Last week, we visited the Ghana High Commission in Highgate Hill, N6 in order to hand in our visa applications.  I am so glad … Continue reading

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