It had been about 3:00 when the Land Rover broke down in Cheranda. Since, according to the taxi man, Techiman was only 15 kilometers away, we should easily get to the Premier Palace well before nightfall.
We drove for an hour. Techiman was obviously more than 15 kilometers away from Cheranda, where we started. I began to watch for road signs. When I finally saw one, it said Techiman was 56 kilometers ahead!
It wasn’t until after I got back home and really looked at the photo of the Cheranda sign that I knew how far away from Techiman we really were when we broke down.
The road was paved only part of the way. Part was under construction, part was just dirt with a lot of potholes.
We drove by two pretty bad accidents, making me really glad the taxi driver was keeping to a reasonable speed.
It was nearly 6:30 pm when we reached Techiman, and it was already dark.