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
Dinner Cruise in this Dhow on the Dubai Creek
Yours truly sampling the smorgasbord
Oh, the choices!
At the Dubai Museum
Lining up to get to The Top – Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world
and on to Ghana
My family home where I grew up in Accra
At the Movenpick Hotel, Accra
DS – Coconut Grove Beach Resort
Doing the Tree Top Walk at Kakum National Park
We had to negotiate six of these – quite daunting!
On the way to the Owurobong waterfall, Kwahu
Cooling off in the water at the falls
a few of the fabric purchases
Auntie Tina’s Fabric kiosk
Such beautiful Ghanaian fabrics!
An evening at the +233 Jazz Club
DD’s BF at Elmina Castle, which used to be a slave fort
DD – Coconut Grove Beach Resort
Coconut Grove Beach
View from our villa at Coconut Grove Beach Resort
All done up for the wedding – L to R: DS, DD, My Mum and Myself