#6 CELMATIQUE IN AFRIQUE: ROAD TRIP

The weekend was about road trips! Three days of relaxation, fun and cultural activities. I love me some.

Let’s go to the beach
On Friday we went to Kokrobite Beach again, but this time we also spent the night there. Which was very nice, apart from the apartment and room we slept in… If you’re following me on Snapchat (celmatique), you saw Charles lifting up the toilet seat with his foot, inspecting the bathroom for cockroaches. Hahaha. We didn’t have bed sheets, towels and the room smelled like there haven’t been people living in the house for at least six months. BUT, it didn’t matter: we had a lovely Reggae Night and we were together. Charles and I both love to dance, so we enjoyed our selves a lot that night.

Cape Coast
The next day we drove to Cape Coast, where we stayed at the Coconut Grove Beach Hotel together with Gerrit, Jaouhara, Charles’s sister Monaa and her boyfriend Elias. It was so nice to just walk along the beautiful beach and relax for a bit.

Reminder of slavery
We also visited Elmina Castle. The fort was first established as a trade settlement, but the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. I felt chills down my spine walking through that place… It made me feel guilty, even though that doesn’t make sense at all. It was also very uncomfortable, but yet very impressive.

Twenty-something
Last but not least, we went back on monday and the day after (the 21st of July) I turned 23! Charles gave me the most wonderful birthday present ever: a trip together to the island São Tomé en Principe! He is such a sweetheart. On the day of my birthday we went to the Mövenpick Hotel to just chill along the poolside, swim a little, eat a lot. Haha! Yeah, it was a great (long) weekend!

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People trying to sell you things everywhere on the street


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Power couple


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Such a babe

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Beach fun! (And it looks like I’m holding beer.. It’s Charles’s Red Bull)


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The colorful life we’re living

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Beach days are the best days


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The pancakes with lime at Lizzie’s are so so good!


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We have a lot of fun together


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Shades


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Cape Coast!


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Picture by Charles


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Tropical

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Stretch!

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Crazy in love

Crazy in love


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On our way to Elmina Castle

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Inside Elmina Castle


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This just freaked me out..


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And this too

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Behind bars


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The one way road to death… There was no turning back. So terrible!

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Hey, it’s us again. Haha!


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My first picture as a 23 year old!


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Birthday lunch


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A little bit of paradise

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Thank you baby!

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