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40 Lonely Planet Bloggers Release Stunning Ebook

40 Lonely Planet Bloggers Release Stunning Ebook

It’s launch day for a brilliant project: a free (yes, no cost) and stunning E-Book by the Lonely Planet bloggers from the Blogsherpa programme. Continue Reading

Definitive Traveler’s Library

Definitive Traveler’s Library

I don’t know if you’ve heard of Wangari Maathai? She is a Kenyan environmentalist and all round bad-ass change-maker. Well, you’d say bad-ass if you were in Government in Kenya in the 90′s, but we’re using it in a positive sense here. As in, the kind of person you want on your team when you set out to change the world. What has Wangari Maathai done? She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004…Continue Reading

World Cup Regression

In high school he told me that, when we were in primary school, I’d called him all sorts of racist names. I really thought he was joking. I couldn’t remember calling him names at all. But he insisted I had.Continue Reading

Expat life in Ghana

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live and work–be an expat!–in a developing nation. Or, specifically, sub-Saharan Africa, or maybe even Ghana, then this is the post for you. Continue Reading

In Honour of Wangari Maathai on International Women’s Day 2010

Today I published a post at our other blog, This is Ghana, in honour of Africa’s greatest living woman, Wangari Maathai, and partly to urge Ghanaian women to question the status quo in Ghana from a female and environmental perspective. Check it out and let us know what you think. Do you know Ghana’s Wangari Maathai?Continue Reading

Week in Review: Favourite things Feb 28

Here are some of my favourite links online this week. I love this blogger Blog called Sassytrash. I have a bit of a thing for used and old jewelry and mementos and this blog could do serious damage to my bank account if I spent much more time here. Chris Guillebeau, an excellent writer andContinue Reading

Christmas in Bolgatanga, Ghana

I did a guest post over at Ever The Nomad about Christmas here, in Bolgatanga. And we just posted it to our new blog site G-lish.org here: Christmas in Ghana. You can read the whole post at Ever the Nomad by clicking on this link Guest Post Ghana. Here is a short excerpt: There areContinue Reading

The Power of Prayer

We have a new site www.g-lish.org where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read The Power of Prayer there. Thanks to the gift of a wonderful volunteer I worked with eighteen months ago, I began a spiritual journey that includes regular meditation and yoga. And I’veContinue Reading

Remembering Kwame Nkrumah

We have a new site www.g-lish.org where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read Remembering Kwame Nkrumah there. I recently did a round-up of blogs commemorating Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s 100th birthday at Global Voices. Reading the various blog posts, mostly by Ghanaians, was fascinating. I reallyContinue Reading

Blog of the Month at Expat-blog

We have a new site www.g-lish.org where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read Blog of the Month at Expat-blog there. A couple of months ago Expat Blog contacted me, asking to feature this blog as ‘Blog of The Month’ on their site. What a surprise.Continue Reading

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