Because after hearing the Islamic call to prayer five times each day, I finally wanted to know what is being called out.
Welcome to a slightly exaggerated description of the Upper West Region of Ghana where I live!!
I’m proud to say I am one of the few tourists who visited and stayed not only at the original Ice Hotel in Sweden’s Arctic Circle but also in the nearby city of Kiruna. I walked through thigh-deep snow in the early morning hours where paths had been shoveled through scenic fairy tale-esque woods to the spectacular church also mentioned in this article. I have very fond memories of this city and its people, a few of which I still call “friend” five years later. Although it is well below freezing, especially in February when I visited and during which time my eyelashes actually froze together bearing tiny little snow balls on each lash, it is absolutely stunning. I cannot wait to revisit this wonderful place on top of the world after it has been relocated and rebuilt.