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Tuesday, November 24, 1998
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire to Busua, Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire's FlagGhana's Flag

Busua, Ghana:
Latitude: 4° 48' 25" North
Longitude: 1° 56' 11" West
Altitude: 27 feet
From Seattle: 8130 miles
Lodging: Camp - Alaska Beach Club

Today's Travel:
Countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana
Regions: Region des Lagunes, Coastal Ghana
Path:Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - Busua, Ghana
Linear:147 miles
Weather: Partial Sun / Rain / Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Rainforest and sunset Near Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana

Land Rover with Stu, Seth and Joy Near Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 593
Linear Dist: 129951
Countries Visited: 42
Regions Visited: 169
More stats...
Hotels: 186
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 46
Hostels: 144
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2044

Journal Entry:
I'm still hanging out with the Land Rover crowd and I've been offered a ride down to Ghana. We had a slightly slow start this morning, one of the battery cables melted through and caught fire while trying to start the car. The ride south was unexciting but pretty (through more coconut palms than I imagined existed).

The border crossing was the typical bureaucratic nightmare, but was through in about an hour (plus had the highlight of Africa's first - for me - duty free shop). Stopped for diner in a small town, much to my relief they have Fan men here (ice-cream and frozen yogurt sold from bicycles). Diner was street food and consisted of very spicy minced meat on rice, black eye peas, and pasta - delicious and very cheap (~$.50). We stopped in a campground right on the ocean and after a round of cards and beers by candle light I fell asleep to the sound of surf and with Orion and all the other stars overhead.

Related Sites:
US State Department ConsularInformation Sheets: Ghana
CIA World Fact Book: Ghana

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