Friday, 2. February 2007

Accra-Kyebi

gab-im-bus

Last Tuesday [06-08-22] I travelled from Accra to Kyebi. It was my 30th bus trip since my arrival six weeks ago. Luckily I was given a seat just behind the bus driver which allowed me to have a perfect view on the driver’s manoeuvres and onto what was going on on the road. Next to me sat a small boy who wanted to play with my camera, which his mother wouldn’t let him do. So he started crying, the driver threatened to beat him and he (the boy, of course) soon fell asleep. He wouldn’t even wake up when we had to take a detour on a bumpy ‘bush road’, about 30km before Kyebi. Once again an articulated truck had tipped over and was now blocking one of the busiest motorways in the country, i.e. my field of research.
It was a friend-driver from Kyebi who took this picture. He was waiting at the same lorry station for his turn to load his minibus with passengers and came over to our vehicle for a chat.

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