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This travelogue was written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer who lived in Togo for two years. Eleven years later, a visit to friends in Accra in September 2009 included a road trip from one end of Ghana to another. From the capital city of Accra to the traditional painted village of Sirigu in the far north, the people, the adventures and the sights are described, as wellThis travelogue was written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer who lived in Togo for two years. Eleven years later, a visit to friends in Accra in September 2009 included a road trip from one end of Ghana to another. From the capital city of Accra to the traditional painted village of Sirigu in the far north, the people, the adventures and the sights are described, as well as tourist facilities for those interested in traveling in Ghana. There are insights and explanations of Ghanaian customs, culture, cuisine and daily life.Among the places visited are the slave castle at Elmina, the stilt village of Nzulezu, Mole National Park, Sirigu village, an unexpected find at Bolgatanga, the monkey sanctuary at Boabeng-Fiema, and the kente weaving village of Adanwomase. Also illustrated are the making of a variety of local products and crafts with photos by the author....

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ISBN : 9737949
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Number of Pages : 502 Pages
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Travels in Ghana Reviews

  • Jaidis Shaw
    2019-02-05 17:12

    I normally do not read many travel books, not because of my preference to them, but because I want to read so many books that books such as Travels in Ghana by Marie McCarthy are often pushed lower on my to-read list. However, once I got the time to read this particular book, it was very refreshing and a delightful read. Travels in Ghana is the re-telling of Ms. McCarthy's trip to Ghana and all the sights along the way. This book is written very much like a journal would be, and was a pleasant change from the normal books I read. There are also several pictures along the way that help you feel as though you were on the trip with Ms. McCarthy. I personally do not travel much, as I'm not big with the unfamiliar, especially in reference to travels to such places as Ghana. Though if I ever did find myself traveling, I believe I would enjoy going to a place like Ghana. Ms. McCarthy shared with us all the ups, and downs, of the trip and if you are planning on traveling to Ghana, I would definitely read this book. It prepares you for such things as food preferences, ATM usage, and tipping (even though some times it was repetitive) and I feel as though reading it from someone's personal experience is better then reading it in a mass marketed book that is strictly based on statistics. I do know that if I ever were to travel to Ghana, I would come home a much poorer woman as I can envision myself buying several souvenirs, like from the bead shops that are talked about in the book, though most women would probably feel the same way. Even if you aren't planning a trip to Ghana, this book would be a great way to learn about the variety of people the world as to offer and how the things that most people take for granted are only things that some could ever dream of.

  • Celia
    2019-01-25 20:30

    Storyline: Travels in Ghana by Marie McCarthy gave me the Wandering Woes. *le sigh* Ms. McCarthy’s travelogue of her recent experiences in Ghana is informative as well as entertaining. Travels in Ghana takes us on the 15 day (or thereabouts) trip from one end of the West African country to the other.Grammar/Spelling: I didn’t notice too much in the way of spelling or grammar issues.Character Development: Ms. McCarthy provides quite a bit of insight into the Ghanan lifestyle and the people’s outlook on life. Everyone she met was kind, helpful and willing to share part of their world with her.Her guide, Stanley, was very capable and really looked out for her throughout the trip. He suggested various areas for her to visit and deftly steered her away from ideas that might not have been such a great idea for her. I’d trust Stanley to guide me on my Ghana adventures!Writing Style: The writing style was a little informal for me personally. My suggestion would be that if it’s a travelogue written in such a personal manner, it would be better received as a true-to-form journal, complete with date/time entries. Though, if Ms. McCarthy stays with the current approach, she might consider formalizing the language a bit more.It seemed to be mildly repetitive at times as she mentioned several times that she didn’t particularly like fish. Also, the ending when she was breaking down the cost of a personal driver/car versus public transportation was a bit repetitive. Ms. McCarthy might want to read over that section again and see about streamlining the information.Continuity: As this was a timeline based travelogue, if there were issues with continuity, I’d have been very sad. As luck (or talent on Ms. McCarthy’s part) would have it, there were none! Yay!Overall Rating: 3+Travels in Ghana by Marie McCarthy was a fun trip into the jungles of a little nation in West Africa. I learned quite a lot and when I can convince myself that it’d be FUN to be without my (required!) flat iron and AC, I will use her book as another resource in choosing my itinerary.I was truly impressed with the kindness and welcome that she received from the local people and how beautiful and rich in culture such a small nation can be! I have to say that my favorite part included some fermented palm wine and drunk bees.I’d recommend this to anyone who has the ability to travel or even someone who wants an escape from the day to day routine.

  • MarieMcC
    2019-01-27 23:28

    Travelogue which I wrote about a ten-day road trip in Ghana and an additional week in Accra. Some off-the-beaten-path places are explored. The manufacture of local crafts is photographed by the author. Culture, customs and cuisine are explained.In the details, it says the primary language is Italian. This book is written in English.