If a trotro driver says to arrive at 5:30 am or earlier, get there earlier! Or be squeezed between 4 men for 6 hours that are so tightly pushed together that you're not shoulder to shoulder, you're overlapping. I held my huge lowepro on my lap the entire time. Also, we got stopped at 4 police check points within the first hour and a half and 8 altogether. Not my favorite thing. Thankgoodness for my iPod! I don't think I could have moved my arms enough to read a book.
That was just the trip to Kumasi. Then I got in another trotro and went to Mampong. Which is where I am now. On that one I got to sit in the front, but with my duffel between my legs and the backpack on my lap.
I'll be in Mampong until Friday or Saturday doing some more photography mostly at a baby orphanage and a deaf school. I'm excited!