The «northest» point of Ghana

I am not so sure if it really, really is the northest point, but still it is located in the north of Ghana and to the border to Burkina Faso. It is near Paga.

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We didn’t go straight to Paga, we first went to Mole National Park. But this is another story.

On the picture above you see the «border line» between Ghana and Burkina Faso. The border line is constructed out of fences. All Ghanaian can pass without problems the border. For us Europeans they told us that we are not allowed to do so. But in the end we spent like 1-2 hours on the other side. We explained to them that we need to go back to Kumasi and Accra anyway and since we came with a small bus, they believed us…well they will easily recognize us…

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In Burkina Faso, in Dakola, they offered almost the food as in Ghana, like yams, but meatwise the North of Ghana and of course as well the south of Burkina Faso is offering all sorts of meat, like dog, some brains and whatever I don’t wanna know.

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I’m not eating meat, so I did not try it. I stayed to my Yams with some spicey red chilli sauce. I just love them. Since you are not sweating at all in the sun in around 35 degrees, you can get some extra heat from the chilli sauce easily 🙂 .

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Anyhow, it was so warm, you can’t stay in the sun for long and at the border line they had like a «duty free» shop.

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So you feel close home…not really but well. It was refreshing at least.

Afterwards we had a look at a culture side in Paga, where you can buy traditional clothes.

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As well you can try on the traditional clothes and make a photo for your next FB-profile pic…well i don’t know, but still it was interesting to see the difference between the south and the north of Ghana. We were still lucky that in that time of the year it was «winter» in Ghana because the north is a lot hotter than the south. And you will see the north was still green, but normally that wouldn’t be the case.

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This green was amazing. It really look idyllic, romantic and all adjectives which may and might belong to it. But although the nice landescape the main reason why we visited this location was the history. There was a former slave camp located.

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Our guide explained us the history and showed us how the slave lived there. It was a station for the slaves before they were transported or walked to the south, to the coast line, for further shipping…

Anyhow i will give you some more impressions of the northest region:

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