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Mapping Kumasi, A Work in Progress

Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands. After months of walking the streets of Kumasi, finding friends homes and hidden shops, I found myself increasingly frustrated when trying to retrace my footsteps without a map. Not to mention the embarrassment after securing a ride to a place I’d been before on […]

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Walking Shoes

Rob likes to walk. He also likes to bike, camp and hike. Which works out well for him in Colorado, land of campgrounds, parks and biking trails. Here in Ghana, with the other options unavailable, he walks every day. Most of the time I’m around to join him which is good for me, a self-avowed […]

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FIVE SMILES PER HOUR

After weeks of trial and error, I’ve designed a satisfactory three mile walk around the new neighborhood. I made the best use of available sidewalks, while minimizing my exposure to the heavily trafficked main roads, threw in some loops and backtracking and, voila. I had to be creative because the neighborhood wasn’t built on a […]

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WILD FLOWERS

Walking in a new town is an exploratory adventure involving barking dogs, songbirds, dead ends and wildflowers. My quest is a ninety minute loop away from heavy traffic, with a nice balance of shade and sun. Not that there aren’t places to walk in Denton. There is a public walking trail a few miles from […]

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CROSSING THE STREET

We all know pedestrians are supposed to wait for the little white walking man to light up before crossing the street. Unfortunately, this is not always the safest moment for pedestrians to risk stepping onto the crosswalk. Yesterday morning, I stopped at a traffic light and waited for it to change before walking across the […]