Desmond Dorvlo

Desmond Dorvlo

Hi, I am Desmond Dorvlo. A Ghanaian based writer.

I joined BreathList in 2020 and I have been writing articles. Writing is my hobby and when I am not writing, I will either be watching a movie or listening to music.
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Edina Bronya

Edina Bronya

Edina Bronya is a festival celebrated by the people and chiefs of Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. It is a native version of the Christmas festival and is celebrated on the first Thursday of January of the new year. Festival also signifies the bond between the Elmina people and the Dutch.

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National Parks in Ghana you do not want to miss

National Parks in Ghana you do not want to miss

Ghana is privileged to have some of the most famous and well-known parks in Africa. These unique parks offer amazing landscapes, stunning sceneries, and jaw-dropping natural features. From the famous Kakum National Park, the hippo filled Bui National Park and the gargantuan Mole Park, here is a list of the best national parks in Ghana.

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The Ghana Empire

The Ghana Empire

Raise and fall of the Ghana Empire. What brought one of the wealthiest and the most powerful empires in Africa to a fall?

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Itinerary Ideas - 2 Weeks in Ghana

Itinerary Ideas - 2 Weeks in Ghana

Ghana is exceptionally large and features a diverse set of tourist attractions and vacation spots. Ghana has something for every travel addict. Here are some things you can do in Ghana.

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Top 10 most common myths and stereotypes about Africa - debunked

Top 10 most common myths and stereotypes about Africa - debunked

What are the most common myths about Africa? Here are the Top 10 most common myths about Africa debunked. Break the stereotypes!

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The best places for art lovers in Ghana

The best places for art lovers in Ghana

There are many places and events highlighting contemporary, graffiti, murals and street arts in Ghana. Some of the most well-known ones are: The Chale Wote Festival, The Ghana Planetarium Science Project, and Nubuke Gallery and Foundation. Here are the reasons for visiting and what each is known for.

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Volta Regional Museum

Volta Regional Museum

The Volta Regional Museum established in 1973 focuses on ethnographic history of the Ewe People. It exhibits traditional artefacts, Chieftaincy regalia, sculptures and much more.

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Sekondi-Takoradi

Sekondi-Takoradi

Sekondi-Takoradi is a twin city comprising the cities Sekondi and Takoradi. Today it is the most famous twin-city in Ghana and Africa with growing infrastructure and industries. It also does not sleep much.

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Fort Good Hope

Fort Good Hope

Fort de Goede Hoop or Fort Good Hope was a trade place built by Dutch in 1704 on Gold Coast, near Senya Beraku. An interesting Unesco place to visit, while on your ‘history tour’.

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Inspiring women in Ghana

Inspiring women in Ghana

Ghana has seen lots of women who have set pace in music, literature, creativity and showed bravery and exceptional leadership abilities. Some of these women are Yaa Asantewaa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Thodosia Okoh and many others.

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Travelling to Ghana with kids

Travelling to Ghana with kids

Ghana has it all-for travellers of all ages. From mystical swords stuck in the ground to the biggest lake in the world and ancient towns built on water. When traveling with kids to Ghana, there are a few things to keep in mind but we are sure kids will love it!

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Black History Month in Ghana

Black History Month in Ghana

February or Black History Month is an annual celebration in remembrance and appreciation to those who have taken the courage to stand up against oppression of many kinds. Here are some outstanding Ghanaians whose stories must be told in the light of black excellence around the world.

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Languages in Ghana

Languages in Ghana

Ghana is a multilingual country with over 80 ethnic languages that are spoken by people from different tribes in the country, however, English is the official foreign language.

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Ghana Region Highlights

Ghana Region Highlights

There is no other country in the world that we know offering such a wide range of attractions; from castles to dense rainforests, museums, beaches, to parks. Now with 16 regions, one can only imagine how many places there are to visit. Ghana has something for everyone, and in this list you will find the top attractions in each region.

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Romantic places to visit in Ghana

Romantic places to visit in Ghana

Explore romantic things to do and places to visit in Ghana Valentine's Day or not. We share ideas on where to go with your significant other and spend some needed quality time together.

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Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach is one of the most popular ones in Ghana. Beautiful views on Atlantic Ocean, fun activities and a great atmosphere is something you will not want to miss!

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Elmina Town

Elmina Town

On a narrow stretch of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Benya Lagoon lies the enchanting and historical town of Elmina. Full of a mix of remnants of colonial architecture and olden shrines, Elmina is one of the oldest towns in Ghana and an important city in the nation's history.

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Constitution Day in Ghana

Constitution Day in Ghana

Constitution day in Ghana is a public holiday celebrated on the 7th of January every year. It is celebrated in recognition of the 1992 constitution and the birth of the 4th republic of Ghana.

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Cool facts on Ghana

Cool facts on Ghana

The coolest 25 facts about Ghana you’ve ever heard.

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Christmas and New Year's Eve in Ghana

Christmas and New Year's Eve in Ghana

In Ghana, just like in many other countries, X-Mas and NYW are celebrated on the 25th and 31st of December respectively. Fireworks, locally known as “knockout”, gatherings in churches, Christmas dishes, like Jollof and Fufu portray X-Mas in Ghana the best. However, nothing marks these days as much as the Harmattan, coming around.

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What to pack when visiting Ghana

What to pack when visiting Ghana

Ghana is a vast and beautiful country with so many things to do, and packing can be a little difficult.

What to wear? What pack? Find some useful tips here!

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Krobo Odumase

Krobo Odumase

In the eastern region of Ghana within the cool climate is the town of Krobo Odumase.
Where once was the great Presbyterian boy's school, now the University of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation is being developed.

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Health and Beauty products to bring from Ghana

Health and Beauty products to bring from Ghana

The cosmetic industry in Ghana has grown massively and is among the top producers of beauty and health products in Africa. Ghanaian beauty and healthcare products are natural, most of them plant-based, and there are no chemicals added. Here are some health and beauty products that you might want to look for while in Ghana.

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Harmattan season in Ghana - What you should know

Harmattan season in Ghana - What you should know

The harmattan season is a period during which the North-easterly Sahara trade winds rush in a desert-storm-like manner into countries of West-Africa, leaving cracked lips, skin cracked and makes breathing difficult while everything is covered in dust. Ghana, obviously, is however not left out of this adverse condition.

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Who was the woman behind Ghana's Flag?

Who was the woman behind Ghana's Flag?

The flag of a country of the country is a representation of its history, its heritage, the culture of its people, and the hope for its future. In many countries, important individuals hoist their flags during national anthems to show their respect for the country. The story is no different with the Ghanaian flag.

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Akosombo Dam

Akosombo Dam

It all started in 1961 when the government of Ghana was in search of a source of power that would provide electricity for the aluminium industry. It was the same vision that led to the creation of the largest known man-made lake in the world: the great Volta Lake. This led to the construction of the 258 million dollar project: the Akosombo dam.

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UNESCO World Heritage sites to visit in Ghana

UNESCO World Heritage sites to visit in Ghana

Ghana boasts more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country in Africa. It hosts 32 historic forts and castles and 13 traditional Ashanti buildings. Another six (6) sites are currently nominated for approval. Most of these sites are castles and forts built by European nations when they first arrived in Ghana.

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Akaa Falls

Akaa Falls

The Akaa Waterfalls is alluded to as nature's undiscovered magnificence in Ghana. Akaa Falls is a stunning waterfall situated in the Eastern Region. Akaa falls take sources from the Boti waterway, the very stream from which the Boti Falls takes its source.

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Shai Hills

Shai Hills

Known for its spectacular resource reserve, Shai Hills is a suburb near Dodowa in the Greater Accra region. Stone quarries, high hills, and wild animals are just a few of the characteristics of this place. The Shai hill is most noted for its tourist attractions. Notable among this is the Shai forest reserve.

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Hogbetsotso Festival

Hogbetsotso Festival

Hogbetsotso is a festival celebrated by the Anlo tribe of Ghana. It is a festival celebrated in memory of their journey from their origin to their present-day location. The festival is celebrated on the first Sunday of November. The name of the festival is derived from the ewe language and it translates simply as the festival of exodus.

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First-timers guide to Ghanaian Cuisine

First-timers guide to Ghanaian Cuisine

A foodie guide through mouth watering dishes you need to try when in Ghana.

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Best hiking places in Ghana

Best hiking places in Ghana

It is time to put on your hiking boots, pack your meal, grab a water bottle, and apply some sunscreen because it’s time to go hiking in Ghana.

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Kumasi - Heart of the Ashanti Region

Kumasi - Heart of the Ashanti Region

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region and one of the centres of Ghanaian history and culture.

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Things you can find only in Ghana

Things you can find only in Ghana

Sometimes travel memories of a place cannot just be fully represented by pictures or videos - sometimes there are things you have to experience and see with your own eyes.

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Celebrating Adae (Akwasidae) Festival

Celebrating Adae (Akwasidae) Festival

A magnificent celebration of Ashanti people. Every 6 weeks this spectacular and vibrant celebration brings people together at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

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The history of Kente and Adinkra symbols

The history of Kente and Adinkra symbols

Did you know the most popular locally-made fashion item in West Africa - Kente Cloth - was discovered by two friends in a forest upon meeting Anansi the spider?

Let me take you through the history on the making of Kente, what the colours mean and explain some of the Adinkra Symbols we use in making Kente.

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