Touring Ghana with a Dutchman

Last Saturday and Sunday were 2 great days I got to spend with my Dutch friend Bertil.
Papee, my air-condition repair guy was graceful enough to offer to drive us all the way to the Wli falls.wli falls trip
We got caught up in crazy traffic at Atimpoku, where Bertil also tasted the smallest fish he’s ever eaten in his life: ONE MAN THOUSAND, as we famously call it in Ghana and of course, he had to have the aboloo too.
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We decided to hop out of the car and see what the problem was. We found out there was maintenance work going on on the bridge.Wli Falls Trip
Wli Falls Trip
These fishermen were oblivious to our plight. I hope they caught a lot of tilapia.Wli Falls Trip

We turned what should have been frustrating time into an exciting adventure. It’s amazing how many girls hit on Bertil. Wli Falls Trip
It was funny when this guy asked Bertil for his phone number and he being Dutch, looked the guy in the face and smilingly asked him what he wants it for since he’s not a girl. The brother was so shocked he just disappeared. Boy, did I laugh! That’s the tough dutchman drinking pure water.
Wli Falls Trip
How many of you know the writing on this vehicle is actually a quotation from the Bible?The Wli Falls Trip Bertil was shocked when I told him. It’s amazing how Dutch people have just generally stopped going to church and turned almost all their churches into nightclubs, musuems, offices etc. They should come and see Ghana, we are turning all our cinemas into churches. That where the money is now, I’m told;)

I must leave some things for my next post so just go ahead and enjoy these photos and remember, Ghana is a beautiful country with many lovely people; and we would love to have you over, if you’ve never been.The Wli Falls Trip

Comments

Sankofa said…
Gorgeous gorgeous pictures as ever. I love the colours and you show just how alive Ghana is. I miss it terribly.
Bertil said…
Nana, great post! ;-) Our trip to the Volta region was a very nice way to end a hectic week in Accra... Good memories!
Thijs said…
This is very nice to see Nana!! Being a friend of Bertil I enjoyed this beautiful and funny photoreport even more. Maybe we meet someday, would love to go to Ghana!
Great post & I like the last part; "Ghana is a beautiful country with many lovely people; and we would love to have you over, if you’ve never been."
wonderful photo's Nana, as much I enjoyed the idea of Bertil making this trip with you, I am also happy to see him back here in Amsterdam!
thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Marrie, mother of Bertil
Anonymous said…
Fantastic photos!
Ms. Coffee said…
makes me miss the VR!
@ Sankofa, you know Ghana is like that patient wife who just waits for her wandering husband to finally come back to his senses and return?

Your homeland is always waiting for you with a broad Akwaaba smile. Let nothing stop you from coming home more often.
Bertil, pls make sure Adina hears it a lot that you were a hot cake in Ghana. She will either treat you with more care or just ban you from ever coming to Ghana alone so... choose your words carefully when you tell her :) hehehe
@Thijs, I'm glad you like the stories and are considering coming to Ghana. It's really warm and nice now so it is a good time to come or I will see you in Amsterdam in Summer :) I hate Winter
Hoi Marrie,
Has Bertil shown you the flowers he photographed for you yet? My mother will be jealous just hearing Bertil talk about his mum. You have a great son; and one Wednesday, when I'm in Amsterdam, I will join him over for a great meal :)
2dots.. said…
These are amazing location shots and great sense of photography.Great Job