To continue our journey to see the kente weaving near Kumasi, we had to backtrack and go through Techiman again.
Most small and medium sized towns look pretty much like this.
More interesting than the architecture is the clothing. This man is wearing what looks like a North African caftan or gellabaya. It’s a style of clothing favored by Muslims and is more frequently seen in Northern Ghana.
If I lived here, this would be the bread I’d be buying. Local bread is good, but you should be aware it comes in two varieties, sweet and regular. If you’re expecting the regular and you end up with the sweet bread, well, it’s a disappointment.
We stopped at a little store to pick up some water, juice and a few snacks. Most of these places don’t have electricity, so if you’re looking for a cold drink, you have to look for a gas station with a convenience mart or someplace where there are coolers.
It was a nice little store, remarkable because it’s not unusual in these types of places that the merchandise would be dusty. Here, everything was clean.
The owner was flattered that I thought her establishment fine enough to warrant several snapshots.
Another customer said something to me which I’ve now forgotten, then he said something to me in French. He was quite surprised when I responded in French. I had a very nice brief chat and a few laughs with him and his wife. Then he asked me to take their picture.
This is why traveling in Ghana is so much fun.