from la-palm royal beach hotel

well, it’s a new day and i’m ending it in a new hotel. sunday, between the time we left the guest lodge to explore accra and got back that night, theresa discovered $200 USD and 100,000 GHCs (about $10 USD)…

vote!!!*

*a reminder for anyone who hasn’t voted in the american presidential election yet

the dems are the new sox

the first results didn’t start coming in until midnight in ghana. i had to wake at 7 for a meeting, but stayed up till 1:30am when new jersey came in for kerry. it was nerve-racking watching cnn and frustrating knowing…

feel like blowing 20 thou’ on lunch?

the first time i went to kazakhstan, i entered the country with like 18 bucks or something ridiculous like that. when i had to declare how much money i was bringing into the country, i wondered whether i’d have to…

Canopy walk at Kakum National Park

I can’t even begin to describe today other than to say that what was supposed to be a two and a half hour drive from our hotel in Accra to Kakum National Park was actually a four and a half…

Elmina Castle

After visiting the Kakum canopy walk, we drove to Elmina, Ghana to visit the old slave-trading fort. Originally built in 1482, it was eventually used in the slave trade

Looking towards Accra

This is one of the views we had Sunday afternoon coming down the mountain from the Aburi Botanical Gardens outside of Accra. View towards Accra Unfortunately none of my photos taken at the botantical garden really came out besides this…

good eats in ghana

on tuesday, theresa and i ventured out to get some food in an area of Accra called Osu. we were specifically looking for a lebanese restaurant which theresa was absolutely sure she’d seen before. we spent at least an hour…

new code

over the last two weeks i wrote 904 lines of new code for the PIMS (not counting blank lines). actually most of the coding occurred during thursday and friday of last week and monday and tuesday of this–bringing the daily…

my last observations of accra

i haven’t posted any images of life on the street in accra, so i wanted to end with some i took today, coming back from the art centre. Man selling coconuts out of a wheelbarrow this man is selling coconuts…

happy thanksgiving

a thanksgiving still life of fruit salad, potato croquettes, green bean casserole, and pureed celery root

filling the void with shelving

after trying unsuccessfully to find a comfortable position on the couch with my laptop last night, i decided i needed a desk. of course i have a desk. but it’s boring, and hails from a time when i had a…

on fixing a sagging bed

my mattress sits on 14 wood slats that are attached to a central “spine.” except the spine has been separating from its “ribs” because some cheap stapled-in screw threads were pulling out of the wood. so i went to lowe’s…