Annually, there is a festival after the fasting period for the Muslims.
Beacause the Chief of Kumasi Mamprusi was sick, Sandow led the Mamprusi
community to join other ethnic chiefs in a parade. He toured Kumasi
in an open car under a very big umbrella. Oct. 2002
Over the last two months I have taken care of all the necessary details
for my trip to Ghana. I have airplane tickets, a passport, visa,
yellow fever vaccination and certificate and anti-maleria pills. I found
some wonderful travel journals posted on the Web. Some have good stories,
travel tips and most have photos.
a program off the Travel channel called, "Presidential
Tour of Ghana with Forrest Sawyer," and sent it to me. Hosted by broadcast
journalist and moderator, Forrest Sawyer, "Ghana's President John Kufour,
reveals amzing treasures of wildlife, rainforest canopies, beautiful
artwork, gold-strewn festivals, crocodiles and pristine white sand beaches."
Soon after I watched the tour, Sandow mentioned that he wanted to visit
some of these tourist
attractions. We are going to create
an itinerary after I arrive.
Dad also sent Globe Trekker's, "The
Pilot Guide to West Africa - Ghana and the Ivory Coast," with Megan McCormick.
For overviews of Ghana's tourist attractions, these are both good sources.
Here are some details of my trip you may be interested in:
Patty's Trip to Ghana, Jan. 19, 2006 to Feb. 3, 2006
||Round trip Houston to San Antonio
||Round trip Houston to Accra with one stop in Frankfurt Germany
||Vaccination with certificate
||Malarone 250-100: 23 tablets
I bought my Lufthansa Airline ticket in November
and the got the cheapest, earliest flight. I did all my research on the Web.
I will fly from San Antonio to Houston on Southwest Airlines, and then fly Lufthansa
from Houston to Frankfurt, Germany, then to Accra. There is a
six hour difference from Texas to Ghana. I leave mid-day on Thursday, January
19, 2006 and arrive Friday, January 20, 2006 in the evening. I return February
This is the caption on the back of the photo: "I am in a hand
shake with the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana during
the funeral celebrations of the late Nayiri, chief of Nalerigu,
when I led a delegation on behalf of the Kumasi Mampruli chief
in January, 2004."
Sandow will be in Accra to meet my plane.
I promise to do my best with video and picture taking, and I'll post
the trip after I return. Thanks for all the encouragement, donations and well
to be continued...