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Whilst in Abengorou, I met Leela who invited me to stay at her place in Frankadua, Ghana. I was very intrigued because Leela lives in a small village where she runs projects to help the community. I was on the third and final day of medication for malaria in Accra and I was keen to leave having...

The day after the Nima tour, I had a short stay at the Salvation Army that turned into a much longer stay.

Before leaving the UK, I acquired all the vaccinations for my round the world journey. Some vaccinations needed top up doses, which I would do whilst travelling. I had found a doctor in Gha...

The previous night, I stayed with a gentlemen called Hamza in Accra. Hamza lives in the Nima town of Greater Accra. Some have described Nima as the second scariest town in Ghana. Nima is only a few miles from wealthy areas of Accra, which is a stark difference to Nima.

After parking up, drop...

En route to Accra, I stopped for breakfast, as all I had eaten was peanuts. Filled up with Waakye, which is rice and beans with optional boiled egg, with a healthy dose of shito, which is a spicy pepper sauce, and I found some plantain too. From the roadside, I could see fishing boats across t...

After collecting my visa for Ghana, I was ready to continue East. Several places have been recommended as good places to camp along the coast. I stayed at three beach places consecutively. One of them was outstanding and I would highly recommend.

In the few days before leaving Grand-Bassam, I...

I departed Abengourou and headed South on a track to Bianouan. Most routes so far on my round the world journey have been roads but I love the challenge and exploration of tracks that cut through the bush.

With onset of fatigue and hunger, I stopped to refuel with barbeque plantain and water....

Having stayed with Chloe at her CREER NGO, I had a fantastic time and learnt lots about them and their exciting plans for a new building.

An Ivorian lady called Francine works at the centre and keeps the place ticking over by helping the resident children. Francine cooks for them and she very...

The CREER NGO, which I'm lodging with, regularly visit villages in the area to educate about the purpose of the NGO, and gather information and contacts. I joined them on a trip to Satikran village near Abengourou. I rode pillion with Kouame on their Haojin 150cc motorcycle to get there.

Riding pillion from Abengourou to Satikran for outreach with NGO of @chloe_kira.creer. Cote d'Ivoire.Riding pillion from Abengourou to Satikran for outreach with NGO of @chloe_kira.creer. Cote d'Ivoire.Riding pillion from Abengourou to Satikran for outreach with NGO of @chloe_kira.creer. Cote d'Ivoire.Riding pillion from Abengourou to Satikran for outreach with NGO of @chloe_kira.creer. Cote d'Ivoire.

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I applied for a Ghana visa in Abidjan and spent a few days relaxing with my friend Ron who also applied for the same visa. Abidjan is more developed than other cities I've seen so far in West Africa. Accommodation in Abidjan is expensive, so I stayed in Grand-Bassam, which is about 20 miles away...

Alfonso and I departed Man and headed North to Odienne. Alfonso rested in Odienne for the evening and I moved East to find somewhere to camp. The route had been smooth road with potholes closer to Man, but generally good. Soon after leaving Odienne, the road was being improved so the deviation s...