On March 6th 1957, under the leadership of their then Prime
Minister Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and later first President, the Gold Coast became the
first African nation to declare their independence from European colonization. The
newly freed nation selected the name Ghana to represent their unified existence.
The choice in the name was not arbitrary nor by accident. Ghana means “Warrior King” and was also the name
of one of Western Africa’s greatest empires. Ghana’s successful
bid for freedom led to the empowerment of several other African nations to demand
and receive their own independence.
During a recent visit to New York City, I thought I'd checkout some of my old stomping grounds. One of my favorite places was the Boardwalk at Coney Island.... Hurricane Sandy caused some damage to the old place, but the city and private patrons restored it and made it even better. Fortunately, we happen to be in town during their grand re-opening of this famous landmark.....
My niece had heard stories, but never been to Coney Island, so this was a perfect time to introduce her to Coney Island, and re-acquaint myself with an old friend.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
~ by Augustine of Hippo
Take a trip with me to the Land Of The Rising Sun…..
Host to the Olympic Games in 1964 (summer) and 1972, 1998 (winter).
Tokyo, the current capital, is a thriving metropolis of with skyscrapers, five star hotels, museums, one-stop-shopping, technological marvels, and trains that leave and arrive on schedule.
Kyoto, one of the ancient capitals,, is filled with beautiful historic temples and shrines.