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Papaya tree ;)
Aburi is a nice town not too far from Accra. Tourists typically go there to visit the Botanical Gardens. We purchased land in Aburi to build a house there someday. We wanted to check on the land, so we met up with some guy who would take us to the plot. He took us to another guy who grabbed a machete from his house before hopping in the car with us...

He didn't turn out to be a crazy serial killer, he needed the machete to clear the bush on the plot. When we got there, we found that some old farmer had planted pineapple on the land. We explained to him that we owned that plot and he didn't seem at all concerned, he just went right back to tending to his pineapple. This is a typical situation for expatriates who try to build a home in Ghana so they can return someday. Very often people will plant crops on your land or you might return to find squatters on your partially built home. It can be humorous as long as you're not there and not planning on moving back soon.

Ghanaian handicrafts tend to be much cheaper outside of Accra so on the way back, we stopped by some craft stands to check out the carvings and jewelry.
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Papaya tree ;)
Papaya tree ;)
The best pineapple you will ever e…
The best pineapple you will ever …
A woodcarver and son
A woodcarver and son
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