Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Road to Kumasi in Pictures....

The road to Kumasi is littered with accidents - both those rusting reminders pushed to the side of the road, as well as those freshly marked by warning clumps of grass you will (hopefully) see before seeing the accident itself.

Driving along this road certainly requires skill and patience - from avoiding the potholes created and/or further deepened by the recent rains, to negotiating the trucks loaded with goods going to far way places such Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. These are often so overloaded that you literally hold your breath as you negotiate around them, hoping that some fluke of gravity won't send them toppling in your direction. Where they do break down they have no choice but to stop exactly where they are which may even be in the middle of the road itself.

Newly introduced are the 'speed tables' which I haven't encountered before. About one and a half times the width of a normal dining room table (hence speed table I guess) you definitely will slow down or risk some under carriage damage to your car.

I still need to find a way to take pictures of people that are just normal as opposed to posed. It's something that I am careful with though as some strongly object. My fish lady in Tema has promised me some pictures the next time I am there at the harbour - those should make some interesting pictures - am looking forward to that.

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