This is a guest post by Pamela MacNaughtan. If you want to guest post on Go Backpacking, please read more here.
Ghana has been on my travel list for some time now, however I've been reluctant to commit it to my itinerary. Researching a trip can be a lot of fun, but reading guidebooks can be boring as hell, and a lot of time they're outdated. So, when I opened the Insider's Travel & Living Guide to Ghana and discovered it was 278 pages in length, I was nervous and impressed.
147 pages of cultural info, language tips and background info before the actual city info can be a bit daunting. It's a lot of information to absorb. However, in a country like Ghana, where schedules and maps are almost non-existent, the information contained within this guides 278 pages can be quite useful.
The guidebook uses the capital city, Accra, as a jumping off point to all other destinations in Ghana, and contains wonderfully accurate hand-drawn maps. The information about transportation is very concise, and would likely make travel throughout Ghana easy and relatively worry-free.
Unlike a lot of eBooks these days, this one is a steal of a deal. For $12 you receive 4 MP3 files, an 8 minute Twi Daily Phrase lesson, an 8 minute Hausa Daily Phrases lesson, How to ” haggie” a taxi driver, and How to ” haggie” buying food on the street.
The authors, Gayle Pescud and Godwin Yidana, have obviously put in a lot of time and research into this guidebook. In fact, I'm tempted to send this guidebook to a friend of mine who recently left for a 3-month trip to Ghana.
If you want to learn more about Gayle, Godwin, or how to travel and volunteer in Ghana, you can visit their site, G-lish.
About the Author: Pamela is a blogger, traveler and photographer who will be embarking on a round-the-world trip in late 2010. Until then she's traveling and blogging about her home country, Canada. You can follow her travels at http://www.spunkygirlmonologues.com or connect with her on Twitter @spunkygirllogue
Disclaimer: We received a complimentary copy of the eBook for the purpose of writing this review.