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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hello Tamale!

by Zoe

Well, we've arrived! Things that I learnt on our 15 hour bus journey from Accra to Tamale:

[caption id="attachment_35" align="alignright" width="300"]Bus station Accra It turns out that everything, including the hairdresser's sink, fits in the luggage hold.[/caption]

  • The luggage hold under a bus can hold a phenomenal amount of stuff - more than Mary Poppins's handbag.

  • Even if there is a nicely cemented road, the driver may choose to drive off it and onto a parallel (phenomenally bumpy) dirt track.

  • It is quite annoying when the bus driver decides to turn on the TV screens in the bus at midnight.


[caption id="attachment_35" align="alignright" width="300"]Bus breakdown Ghana No bus replacement required, thanks.[/caption]

  • If the bus breaks down, the driver and other people on the bus have the capacity to fix it, and don't need to call out engineers/replacement buses (Ghana 1-0 UK).

  • What a gizzard is (after we had eaten 2 gizzard kebabs each).

  • Everyone here is exceptionally friendly. Although they may laugh at your reaction when you find out what a gizzard is.