I love road trips, probably because I am always in the passenger seat as I don’t know how to drive. Road trips remind me of childhood memories; crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada every summer to visit relatives in Montréal. Road trips were the only time when it was acceptable to eavesdrops on grown-ups conversations; I would listen to my parents and my uncles recount tales and stories from back home. I never missed a beat. I loved hearing stories about people I had never met, learning about places that I have never been to but which at the present moment provided me with so much joy and entertainment.
It was a familiar feeling of excitement which took over me when we were loading our bags in the car one cool morning of August 2017 in Accra. Myself, my friend Nicole and her family set off for 5 days driving along the Eastern Coast of Ghana. It was my first road trip in an African country and did not know how different it would be from my experience in North America, Europe and East Asia.
Here’s a photodiary of this memorable trip.