November 1, 2008
Ghana, West Africa
Last October just outside Tema, Ghana, West Africa, we came across a small fishing community on the beach. They had their hand carved fishing boat embellished with personal and tribal carvings, a shelter from the weather crafted from palm trunks and fronds and the pots where they cleaned and prepared the catch for sale right on the beach. All this not a mile, and within view, of a hustling and bustling metropolitan area of Ghana with its banks, oil, Mercedes dealerships and suit-wearing business men. It was so different from my experiences in Kenya and Eastern Africa teaming with zebra, giraffe and gazelle, but it was still Africa; primal, sad, beautiful and life changing in so many ways.