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Monkeyin’ around in Tafi-Atome

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge. Located in the heart of Ghana’s Volta region, some 230km north of the capital Accra, the village of Tafi-Atome is making a name for itself in the eco-tourism niche as the home of the Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary. Continue reading Monkeyin’ around in Tafi-Atome

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History lessons in Cape Coast

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge

Today, Cape Coast is the capital of Ghana’s Central Region, located on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. It is a well-known fishing port and the city is home to some of Ghana’s best schools as well as the University of Cape Coast. The heritage of the various colonising powers, which laid claim to the town for centuries, can be seen everywhere.

Cape Coast Castle is one of the city’s main attractions and looking at the white-washed building, you’d never guess what a tragic role it played in the lives of thousands – if not millions – of people.

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