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Make Fufu, Not War

Posted on | August 29, 2010 | 3 Comments

It’s been awhile!

I have all kinds of excuses, but the only interesting one is the two-week vacation (honeymoon!) Marc and I took in Ghana from the end of May through the beginning of June. I brought my Nikon D60 and Marc brought his F4 and a whole lot of film. We got some memorable shots and decided it would be worth making a photo book. Here is a link to the final product:

Ghana 2010 by Kelly White & Marc Cousineau | Make Your Own Book

My aunt and uncle hosted us and planned the entire trip. Marc and I visited along with another couple, and we all traveled by minivan through Akosombo (Lake Volta), Accra, Koforidua, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Elmina, and many of the places in between.  We ate fufu, shito, fish, kelewele, kenkey, jollof rice, red-red, amazing street food snacks, and we enjoyed some of the most delicious tropical fruits imaginable.

We also got on board with some of the local fashion. Marc now has a very awesome African shirt, and my aunt had a beautiful African dress custom made for me by her seamstress. I literally stopped traffic in it the other night when I wore it out to dinner:  “GIRL! You’ve got it going ON! And the beads to match!” Approval doesn’t get much better than that.

With all the time we spent together in the minivan, we learned some history, traded stories, and made new friends. It was a fantastic trip.