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Skypiea! Just kidding. This Is GHANA!!!!

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“It’s been so long and I’m lost without You”….

Y’all don’t know how much I’ve missed you. I have no excuses for not updating this blog. Twitter stole my soul 🙁
Well Twitter and fact that I am attempting to start a business. More on that later.

But I’m back and I’m going to try to update at least every two weeks, whether it is with a poem, photo or just an update on my escapades.

Today, I just wanted to share with you all, my view from one of my drives into the Aburi Hills. It had rained the day before, and these were taken at about 7am the next day. Sun was bright and the clouds came out to greet us. I was so awed by the gorgeousness, I had to grab my phone and snap some photos.

I’m not much of a photog, and these were edited on the phone also so pardon me if they don’t meet standard but you have to come see this for yourself. This is the stretch of road from Aburi to Nsawam and runs right along the border between Greater Accra and the Eastern Region.

Fans of “One Piece” will understand the Skypiea reference. Now all I gotta ask is, “Do you know the way to Sharpshooter Island?”.

Skypiea?
Skypiea?

 

What I would give to hike to that hilltop and bathe in the clouds
What I would give to hike to that hilltop and bathe in that sea of clouds

 

Dreams are made from these clouds
Dreams are made from these clouds

Guess Who’s back….

Guess who’s back?
Back again?
Daixy’s back
Tell a friend 😉
So this little lady went on a road trip and worked her arse to the bone. Two weeks of hard work never killed anyone right?
After two weeks in the lovely Upper East Region of Ghana, I am back home.  It feels wonderful to be back in my own bed, to curl up with my kitty Ginger next to me. I really missed him.  He’s lost so much weight since I’ve been gone 🙁  No more stuffy hotel rooms, no eating strange stuff that makes my tummy grumble, and even better?  I have my kitchen back!!!  No more MSG.  Just plain old good Daixy cooking.

I’m not looking forward to the stress of regular work and home, but I did miss my family and friends.   I’m no longer the stranger everyone mistakes for a young doctor (which can be interesting at times)  and I won’t be laughed at for pronouncing words wrong.  I had so much salt, cuz I was eating lunch at a local bar (lunch being a couple sticks of khebab from the self acclaimed “best khebab in town”).
So, fun things I got to do on this trip?  Well, I witnessed a donkey fight.  The lighter toned donkey had a firm grip on the others ear and wouldn’t let go. 

Our guide got out of the car to seperate them and that’s when the victim turned into the attacker.  I had a good lol at that, cuz whereas the light donkey was biting his ear, this dude went for his tail.  He didn’t make it though 😉

Our local guide informed us that these usually docile creatures can bite and kick each other to death and for no apparent reason.  There were no females about, they had nothing to prove to each other…And I can bet you they just ran off to find someplace more private to finish off the match.
I was hanging out of the car to get these shots.  Kinda disappointed that my zoom wouldn’t get in any farther 🙁  That moment where the darker donkey’s teeth were about to snap onto the others tail?  Breathtaking.  I was actually cheering him on lol.  (Woso ka no bi!!!)
I love this side of  Ghana.  It’s nature: clean and undisturbed by urbanisation, exactly as she should be.   Too bad it’s not home lol.
Now I’m off to catch a few zzzs.  Monday’s coming up lol