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Vacation –‘That Break From the Classroom’

My favourite period during the year as a government worker in Ghana is when I temporarily close down the school for the vacation or holiday breaks… LOL

As the saying goes ‘all work and no play makes Ekow a dull man’’ and as a worker, these periods; going on vacation, is the best part of the year to make quality time for your family, travel around and spend some time planning for the activities ahead.

Few years ago I used to spend my vacation traveling around the region; usually Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central Region partying with friends.

Photos: Bismark Visited For the Long Weekend | Lot of Fun

Vacation –‘That  Classroom Break’Recently, my vacations are mostly spent in Cape Coast; moving round the ‘ancient’ city visiting all interesting places and joints; beaches, Castles, clubs (sometimes) and other interesting places. Lest I forget, Cape Coast is the hub of tourism in Ghana, with all the canopy walkways, forts, castles, beaches, crocodile sights and more.

The interesting part of breaking from active when is when you meet other teachers on vacation sharing the funny and sad moments when school or work was in session.

I remember one time, a child reported to school without books and when questioned she said the mother always try to hide every morning when she is about coming to school because the pupil might go ask her for educational items…Sad but a very funny one for a parent to hide from their children.

This is the first vacation I am having in 2017 which will last for 3 weeks and I bet you I’m gonna have the best of it. I’ll be uploading pictures and videos as and when I visit those aforementioned interesting places.

About Ekow Simpson

I am an elementary school teacher | passionate traveler 🚁, blogger & a social Media Influencer #Cape360. Follow me on instagram https://instagram.com/ekowsimpson. Lets read and share stories from across the world.


  1. Vacations are always much needed when you can take a bit of a break from the norm and concentrate on yourself. Glad you’re having good vacations x

  2. Wow I really want to visit Cape Coast! ♥ I hope you had a great time xx

  3. Summer break was definitely my favorite time of year. You get a break from what you’re used to doing everyday and just get to relax. I dont think I appreciated vacations as much growing up as I do now as an adult lol.

  4. A three week vacation would be music to my ears .. Good for you! It reminds me of summer break here in the U.S. where all of the kids are out of school for June, July and some of August. Our teachers work so hard .. it’s nice to let them have the summers off!

  5. Great, so have a good break period and tell us more about it

  6. Now matter how interesting our work is I agree that the best part of the work is vacation 😀 We need to rest and gain new energy to continue doing what we love.

  7. like you said, the best time of the year is when you go on a vacation! hope you have a great time in your 2017 vacation.

  8. I am excited to see the vacation and all of those amazing pictures. It should be a lot of fun. And three weeks is definitely a good time to get away.

  9. 3 weeks vacation – I could totally do with that now! Have not been to Ghana yet but it’s on my travel bucket list. Have a great time off:)

  10. Aw I hope you have a lovely holiday you definitely deserve a vacation after all your hard work. Have a good three weeks away!

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