Kaneshie Overhead (Part II)

After another fifteen minutes of waiting, I decided I'd be safer up on the Overhead, out of the flow of traffic and a potential mugging. I clutched my overnight bag, regretting having packed my laptop and digital camera. Once I made it to the first landing of the bridge, some of my anxiety eased up. … Continue reading Kaneshie Overhead (Part II)

Kaneshie Overhead (Part I)

I arrived at the bus depot at the bottom of the Kaneshie Overhead with a few minutes to spare. We had arranged to meet at 2pm to catch a bus to T'di and from there take one of the trotros to Busua. I hopped into the front cabin of one of the vans in the … Continue reading Kaneshie Overhead (Part I)

The Hug (Part III)

PART II Every afternoon in Accra felt like 90 degrees, although I'm sure there were variations. To be out of Accra and it's bustle was a treat, but to be in cool 70 degree weather was heavenly. I floated away staring into the Aburi mountains rising before me. I was mesmerized by their mere existence … Continue reading The Hug (Part III)

The Hug (Part I)

"Heeeey! I didn't think you'd make it." He wore a smile that lit up his whole face. He reached in and gave me one of those squeezish hugs. Surprised, I took a second to relax into it. After all, this was a complete stranger I'd met on a bus. In the two weeks since we … Continue reading The Hug (Part I)