Yesterday we bid farewell to Cape Coast and host families for our six hour journey east to the Volta Region. We made a stop in Accra where we ordered take-away food, and then made our way out of the Accra traffic. Once past the industrial area, more traditional rural villages dotted the road side. We passed a village famous for its pottery, and went across a bridge spanning the Volta River. Klilor and surrounding area is in what appears to be a delta region of the Volta which empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
We arrived at our destination, around 5:00 pm and said farewell to Francis our tro-tro driver, who did a terrific job navigating the road. We thank him. We then met Godwin who will be our host here in Klikor and we were oriented to our home for the next 8 days. We stay in a compound belonging to the former District Chief (DC) and we eat family style as we have a caterer, Nana, cooking for us. I haven’t had a chance to take any photos, but will upload some later today. Students are in class this morning, and after lunch we will make a visit to the chief of Klikor, which is customary and then head to the market. Here in Klikor there are designated market days, and today is one of them.