Backpacking Burkina – Day 1 – Accra to Tamale

And so the adventure begins!

We took a twelve-hour STC bus to Tamale in the north of Ghana, loving the air conditioning and comfy seats. Upon arrival, we wandered around the dark streets for a while, asking people here and there if they knew the location of the  “Al Hussein Guest House.” We eventually asked a military officer on a motorcycle for directions, and he followed us on his bike to the “Al Hassan Hotel.” Very helpful. After checking in we caught a late dinner at the restaurant that had just closed, talked with a couple of men in advertising about colonialism and pan-Africanism and got our meals paid for.

All in all, an uneventful day of travel. Probably the only one we’ll have.


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