Mar(k): Travel, Hiking, and "Doing Good"

musings on our life of travel and volunteering

Our house… in the middle of our street….

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Even though we are no longer in Ghana, we still have some info we’d love to post on our blog site!   Thanks for your readership – it is very gratifying to know that people are still checking in to see how we are going!  We had heaps of experiences, and lots of stories and photos to share, so we will keep up the blog for a while longer! 

Apologies for the delay between posts recently.  Partly due to Mar’s poor health, and partly due to the fact that we are currently homeless… it has made getting internet access a bit tricky!  In fact, we had far more regular internet connectivity when we were in Ghana!


our house - view from the outside

Anyhow, given that we are presently homeless (as our house is rented out until the end of January), we thought we would post a few images of what our house in Ghana looked like inside!

As you can see, it was a large house!  It had five bedrooms, which is far bigger than our little inner city townhouse in Perth, we can assure you!   Tamale was not blessed wtih many trees, and we must confess that most of our yard was just weeds, but we did have a lovely big tree that provided some shade.


our very own "green house"! Be sure to grab your sunnies before entering!

I guess you could say the lack of green space outside was more than made up for in the inside!  Our hallway was a vivid shade of green;  and although there isn’t photographic evidence here, we can assure you that virtually every room in the house was a different colour!  Fortunately, we didn’t spend much time in the hallway….

Where we did spend a lot of time, however, was in our lounge room / dining area.  Many a game of scrabble was played on the dining table!  Hanging a few things on the wall really brightened up the place, and made it feel more like home.  We had bought a few batiks in Burkina Faso, as well as a beautiful mud cloth from Mali.  No Ghanaian home would be complete without a country flag, so we put one of those up, too! 

One of the reasons for such a large house was to accommodate VSO volunteers in such circumstances where an “evacuation” might be warranted.  Our home was one of the VSO evacuation houses in Tamale, so it needed to be large enough to accommodate numerous people at short notice in the event of an emergency.  Lucky for us, such an event never occurred during our time there!

As we have been living out of a suitcase now for a few months, with a few more months to go, it is nice to think of home…and of course, this was our home for a year.  It was lovely, and we miss it!  There’s no place like home…. wherever that may be!



Written by Mar(k)

November 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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  1. Looks like you made it a very comfy home away from home. 🙂


    November 23, 2010 at 12:19 am

    • true enough! it was lovely, and we felt very fortunate to be in such comparative luxury!


      November 24, 2010 at 3:34 am

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