Monthly Archives: April 2011

Love. Music. España.

As promised, we have our guest commuter for the month of April. Say hi to Ewuradjoa, my friend with whom I worked till she jetted off to sunny Spain to do her Masters. As much as possible, I’ll continue to … Continue reading

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Easy money

Most mornings, I meet just about the same squatters sitting outside their uncompleted buildings, shirts unbuttoned or draped over their bare chests.  A few vigorously scrub away with chewing sticks of various lengths. The routine is the same: a smile, … Continue reading

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Makin’ a quick buck

The multitude at Bridge waiting for a ride to work – or wherever it is they were going – was impossible, and rightly so. I didn’t expect to be the only one waiting for an Accra-bound trotro after oversleeping by … Continue reading

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When driver turns against mate

The beauty of teamwork is seen daily on any given commute. Driver asks mate to stick out his hand, mate shouts to the driver to make a risky dash for the fast-fading opportunity to cross an unsuspecting driver, mission accomplished. … Continue reading

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