Bicycle Video Tour of Kpandai

5 Nov

To the best of my knowledge, this is the first ever bicycle tour of Kpandai, Northern Ghana.  There is a bit of wind noise at the beginning when I am going faster, but it dies down pretty quickly so hang in there.

13 Responses to “Bicycle Video Tour of Kpandai”

  1. Jeff November 5, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Amazing job Mark.

    Put this on YouTube too. I watch clips like this all the time.

  2. Rogayeh Tabrizi November 5, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    This was great Mark! thanks for sharing.. ad to be honest it is a bit shocking to see how different it is. this tour was a great window to your life there. can’t wait to have yo back here though!

  3. Michelle Nicholson November 5, 2010 at 5:56 am #

    That was really cool Mark…almost felt like we were there with you!

  4. James November 5, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    Well done Mark. Am enjoying your posts. Nice to know you’re able to pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time! Looking forward to catching up upon your return.
    Take care,

  5. Cat November 5, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    I really enjoyed that. And you did it all in one take! 🙂

    Shocking how big a presence Vodafone is in such a remote town. Would it be better or worse I wonder if instead of painting people’s houses they sponsored a medical clinic?

    • markwjabbott November 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

      Hey Cat,

      Great point! I haven’t investigated everything the cell phone companies are up to with respect to community investment, but I have received a few text messages on my Vodafone internet stick and my Tigo cell phone spreading the word about health issues like measels vaccinations and even offering discounts as incentives for people to do things like get their kids vaccinated. 🙂


  6. Lynn November 5, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Thanks for the video Mark, it’s so interesting to see where you are living and working in Kpandai!

    Have an awesome day!

  7. Sara November 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    That was awesome! Thanks for taking the time to film that and give us a real-time glimpse of a land far far away…

  8. James F November 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    Dude that sweet. Good on you for having the guts to talk to yourself for 10 minutes in the center of town.
    I loved hearing all the kids yelling hello to you at the end, guess kids are the same everywhere (I got that all the time in malawi).

  9. Marie Atienza November 6, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    Thank you for sharing this video, it is just like a flashback to when I was 4 years old in my mom’s hometown. We are truly blessed here in Canada, however you are blessed with the experiences and the people and the community of Kpandai

  10. Mike H November 6, 2010 at 4:39 am #

    That was so much fun to watch! Thanks for taking the time to make that movie. Nice narration too

  11. Janine Reid November 6, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    That was really amazing! Wicked awesome, I loved getting the visuals there of what your town looks like. I was surprised by the size, it’s pretty big!
    Keep posting these amazing bits, we’re looking at showing your video at a member learning this week potentially

  12. Erin November 7, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    This was absolutely wonderful to watch! Keep rocking out in Kpandai!

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