Thursday, 5 June 2008

Makola Market, Accra, Ghana
A place where I was perhaps the most misplaced person amongst thousands; yet somehow I fit right in. The first time I visited Makola, I was harassed by a large high spirited Ghanaian woman. She was curious about the "obruni body". Needless to say, I learned a new appreciation for my personal space.
The best thin about this place is the energy that surges through the crowded streets. Hundreds of thousands of lives bustle past you, each as significant and busy as the other, yet can be forgotten in an instant. There is something liberating about the sense of annonymity that comes with the pace of Makola.

Trafalgar Square, London, England
The thing I miss about living in England is the rich history there seems to be all around. Trafalgar square, the heart of London, is a place where I remember standing still and feeling like I was at the absolute center of history. Imagine just how many people have passed through the square, representing how many countries? How many cultures? How many circumstances?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I think the world will, like myself, continue in awe at this amazing city, stationed in the desert. The sheer magnitude of each building project is beyond belief. I think that even the least time bound tourist would never have enough time explore everything that Dubai offers.

Mumbai, India
Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the most colourful place I think I will ever experience. Though there is much saddness by way of poverty in this city, the vibrance and spirit of Mumbai is unforgettable. I had quite the experience- for some reason, I believe I was mistaken for a celebrity of some sort. I was followed by what seemed like paparazzi, and many smiling families rushed to have their picture taken with me.

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