Starting the year on a beautiful note!

Started the new year exploring some parts of Ghana. Guys, there are really beautiful places out here. All you need is a travel buddy with a good sense of humor and you’re all set for a wonderful time.  So this year one of my favorite humans decided to do this with me. We explored some parts of the Eastern Region and ended it with a hike on the Shai Hills in the Greater Accra Region. It was incredibly fun! There were a lot of unplanned things on the trip which made it even more exciting.

Here are a couple of cool shots we took of all the places we visited. Hope it makes you wanna go out and explore Ghana some more. I’m already thinking of where next to visit!!

On the Volta Lake
We originally planned on going to Boti Falls, but the road was definitely not one to venture especially with the car we were driving in. 😦
At this point, we turned back and headed to the Adomi Bridge
Chanced upon this hidden getaway on our way to the Adomi Bridge … It is called the FLOAT. It’s a Bed and Breakfast. Pretty cool place!

Hammocks on the Lake

I might consider coming to the FLOAT on my next visit. Very quiet and serene.
Finally got a picture taken on the Adomi Bridge!! Last time i was here, i was probably a kid. lol
View from the bridge
Stepping into the new year like this….

Enjoyed lunch at the The Royal Senchi and took in the beautiful scenery.
The Dua Club House, Royal Senchi
Toured the Akosombo dam. More information for the tours can be found here
On the Dam
This is where power is generated in Ghana

 

We ended the trip by exploring the Shai Hills Resource Reserve.

Yes!! There are Zebra’s in Ghana!! Discovered these beauties at the Shai Hills Reserve

Hiked up to this point hoping to spot some antelopes
Really enjoyed the tour with this Guide! We spent close to 3 hours hiking
The Guide showing me some antelopes. I honestly couldn’t spot them. 😦
Spotted an antelope!
Baobab Tree

Entry point to one of the caves
In one of the caves
One of the entry points to the caves
Hello there…
My name is …. lol!
It’s been one of the best Road Trips! Totally enjoyed myself. If you plan on doing this, i’ll  totally advise on going there with an SUV!

Hope you are inspired to step out and explore Ghana some more!!

With Love

❤ ❤ ❤

ThatAshantiGirl

Bloom Away

Aside being a foodie, I love flowers too.  Flowers are simply beautiful. They are not complicated at all! Damn! I am a flower. Lol! Unfortunately in these parts, you don’t usually see some of these flowers just casually chilling. Anyway, these pretty girls caught my attention and we decided to have a photo session.

To me, flowers are happiness~ Stefano Gabbana

 

 

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind ~ Luther Burbank

 

 

 

 

Love is like wildflowers; it’s often found in the most unlikely places~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

 

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change ~ Buddha

 

 

 

 

 


A rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorn~Rumi

 

 

 

 

 


If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it ~ Matshona Dhliwayo

 

 

 

 


I want daisies in my hair, peace in my soul, and love in my heart ~ Unknown

 

 

 

I shot these on an iPhone X. I love how they came out!

With Love

❤ ❤ ❤

ThatAshantigirl

 

Appreciate the beauty around you! Look up!

Sometimes, we need to take our eyes off our gadgets and appreciate the beauty around us. I get a bit worried when I notice that people have their eyes glued to their phones or to their electronic gadgets. We have become walking Zombies. You might miss out on an opportunity right in front of you! Hey! that’s the truth!

You may even miss that partner you have been praying to the universe for! God’s gonna be like, I put him/her right in front of you Fam! You missed it!

Can we just get our eyes off our screens for a bit and simply admire what’s above or around us?  We take a lot of things for granted!

Today, if you happen to be reading this post, spare a few minutes to look outside, appreciate Gods amazing job. Look at the clouds (For God’s sake not the Sun!!!),  Stare at the trees, look at your fellow human beings ( Ok.. that can be creepy! Don’t stare for too long!). Smile at someone! Just appreciate the fact that this comes to you freely! 

Ok… you do get the point. lol.

Enjoy these random shots I took whilst on a trip to Cape Coast. I’m so dramatic! I know. You will get used to me soon. 

Along the coast line of the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Coast
An old building. Check out the cannons
Fishermen mending their nets
Beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. Building on the right is the Cape Coast Castle.
John Attah Mills Public Library. Cape Coast
An old building that caught my eye
On our drive back home, we spotted this old Forte.

Ghana is not just beautiful! It’s simply stunning! Explore Ghana! 

With love

ThatAshantiGirl

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