VISA

I spent monday making a lot of phone calls. On tuesday we were supposed to get the VISA.
The officers had said: ” 7 am sharp, but at 7:30 tehy were still in bed themselves. ๐Ÿ™‚
Horace arrived at about 8:30 with the car of CdH, his wive Rogate, his son Jaques and a new irish
volunteer who had been waiting in Ghana until the borders openend. Then he came into the
bureau of CdH and was immideatly taken back across the border by Horace :).
Horace also brought his family because they started spying on oppositionals and taking them
out of their houses at night.
He also brought the car but still had to discuss about the road usage fee for about an hour,
since the officers wanted to be bribed with an additional 50%
We were 4 persons on the backseat (the Irish, two immigration officers and me) and were
officially overloaded, but since there were officials in uniform, the police could not do anything
about it :).

To get the VISA we first still had to exchange money, since they did not take any CFA.
But since the exchange course at the bank was too low, we went to the black market (accompanied by
an officer in uniform!) and traded the money there!

After we had solved the VISA question and liberated the officials woth a big bonus
we still bought a cellular card and looked for an accomodation for the volunteers in Ho.
The Irish had already taken his backs and taken off to maybe check in in another 6 or 7 weeks :).

So we went back to Hohoe and continued with a so called “Trotro” (Buschtaxi)
and the other volunteers to Ho and with some the next day to Accra.
Here everybody had to take care of his own flight and planning. You could change your flight
(if you did not have an e-ticket) to KLM since thy are ni an alliance with Air France.
I decided to still take a weeks holiday and now left on friday the 13th how I noticed later!

So the group spilt up one by one and I went with some to Kokrobite, a village at the beach
where they were supposed to have live music every saturday – but they didn’t, since one month every year
they don’t do any music arround accra due to a tradition! We also met some dutch that we had met in
Hohoe (at the waterfall lodge) before. They gave us an introduction to the place :).
Now Johannes and I are on a tour over the volta lake after two days and a fabulous pizza
in Kokrobite. It is so far the biggest lake created by man.

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