Finally we met with dear auntie Volda and she took @kajonsson and myself for a shoppingspree. What a wonderful reunion after 36 years and thank you so much.
An important person in my life and many thoughts about how I would ever find him and if I did, would he be alive.
Today we were at Ghacem, got a great tour around the Tema Plant and saw the development and also increased production rate. I had also talked to Kwesi Dickson, the Works Manager of today, about my search for Yaro. Kwesi did all he could to help me with this and he also knew about Yaro as Yaro worked at Ghacems cantina till his retirement.
After the tour around the area, we went to Kwesi´s office and who was standing below looking up wondering who had been asking for him and also picked him up with the Ghacem driver. It was Yaro and I started crying, my extra dad, friend and care-taker still alive and looking wonderful.
Kwesi had really helped me and worked his butt out to find Yaro, thank you so much Kwesi, it was really magical, magical. Afterwards Kwesi sent Karl-Axel, Yaro and myself for a trip back to Yaro´s house where we met his wife who bursted out CARINA and I cried some more. After that we decided to go back and meet them at Yaro´s house on Sunday afternoon and they also want to see my siblings so a Skype session is planned for the same afternoon and my mom has to attend it as well.
Guess what this is!? G.I.S our old school, who recognises anything?
This is the Ghacem House in Ada, we found it but does not recognise it at all.
Our hotel for last night, Tsarley Korpey Beach Resort, very nice
Boattrip at Ada, on the Volta River at Ada and dinner. We did not find our old house, we will try again today.
We met an old friend from before and he is joining us till he and Julie leaves on Tuesday. Leaving Afrikiko onwards to Ada, another of our old favorit places.
Beads are made by hand and one by one. Quite fascinating to see and we could also buy bracelets, necklaces and beads. Now we are soon at Ada, we all have memories bathing and having fun so we will do that as well.
4 hours late due to broken down car we are now leaving Brenu Beach towards Akosombo. Who knows what time we will arrive.
We did arrive and not too late either but a bit too late to enjoy the location at Afrikiko hotel at Akosombo. Tomorrow we will enjoy a lot more things and also travel toawrds Ada, where I got my bilharzia (that still troubles me and I have issues with) and actually go for a swim there too.
At arrival we met William Pattisson that does remember me for many things, among others for bringing some stolen (from my dad)
Todays trip took us to Takoradi and to the former Portugese fort, fort Sao Antonio. After that we went on a terrible bush road (similar to the ones they had here when we lived here) to Green Turtle Lodge where we all swam in the Atlantic Ocean. The bush road was through some villages. One hours drive till we will be back at Brenu Beach Resort for more lobster dinner.
Cape Coast the others remember when we did the waves and also tried a bit, @kajonsson and I just watched this time.
Kakum National Park and an impressive Canopywalk. Scary and high above the ground. We survived the walk and heading towards our next stop.
A long day and at least 1 hour still to get back to the hotel. We have been in Kumasi, the Open Air market, the Kente weaveri, the wooden carvings and also made our own pattern on kente cloth. Today we have all bought really nice things.
And yes, the coco stuff around the coco bean tasted just as I remembered.