Travels Abroad

Hello Stitching Friends!

It’s been a while. Already mid-February and I’m only just getting into the swing of 2013. Doesn’t sound like a good start, does it? But I’m not letting that worry me one bit.  For most of 2012, I felt like my life was a race to catch up.  So I decided that 2013 is the year of ‘at my own pace’.  Anyway, the year ended well, with a fantastic overseas trip with my whole family. We went to Accra, Ghana (where I was born) to visit family and attend a wedding. Apparently the New York Times has rated Accra one of the top places to visit in 2013.  We also did a stopover in Dubai, UAR. Here are some photos from the trip – Warning, image heavy post!

Stopover in Dubai

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Dinner Cruise in this Dhow on the Dubai Creek

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Yours truly sampling the smorgasbord

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Oh, the choices!

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At the Dubai Museum

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Lining up to get to The Top – Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

and on to Ghana

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My family home where I grew up in Accra

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At the Movenpick Hotel, Accra

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DS – Coconut Grove Beach Resort

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Doing the Tree Top Walk at Kakum National Park

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We had to negotiate six of these – quite daunting!

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On the way to the Owurobong waterfall, Kwahu

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Cooling off in the water at the falls

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a few of the fabric purchases

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Auntie Tina’s Fabric kiosk

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Such beautiful Ghanaian fabrics!

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An evening at the +233 Jazz Club

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DD’s BF at Elmina Castle, which used to be a slave fort

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DD – Coconut Grove Beach Resort

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Coconut Grove Beach

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View from our villa at Coconut Grove Beach Resort

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All done up for the wedding – L to R: DS, DD, My Mum and Myself

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Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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One comment on “Travels Abroad
  1. Lili says:

    Hello!Welcome back!
    How nice pictures!!
    The fabrics are amazing!!!
    Happy stitching x

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