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Kokrobite, Ghana
After long work weeks in busy, dusty Accra, I always retreat to "Franco and Caye's place" or "the Italian place" as known around Kokrobite. Franco crossed West Africa on bike and settled in Kokrobite, and with his wife and two kids he's built this...
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Christian Borg, Accra, Ghana
by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman Housed in a grand, three-story tower overlooking the sea, the Artists Alliance Gallery showcases traditional crafts, such as Ashanti drums and masks as well as contemporary Ghanaian art. Take note of the elaborately carved...
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Liberia Rd Ext, Accra, Ghana
by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman Afia Beach Hotel’s 29 bungalows sit along the shore beneath arching palm trees. Snack on swordfish with fried plantains at the restaurant, and purchase handmade mudcloth and appliqué fabrics at the gift shop. Afia Beach...
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West Ridge, Accra, Ghana
by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman Proceeds from Global Mamas’ merchandise go back to the local women who makethe items. Choose from straw-and-bead figurines; batik dresses, pictured above; and tote bags fashioned from recycled candy wrappers. Global Mamas...
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Labone, Accra, Ghana
My favorite ways to experience a new place are through food and music. Jazz can be heard all over the world, but at the +233 Jazz Club and Grill I was excited to be exposed to Ghanaian Highlife by a talented group of young musicians. Horns and...
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Independence Ave, Accra, Ghana
If you need to just forget about it all and enjoy a quiet time at a four star pool Movenpick is the place. Enjoy the free drink and the waiters on rollerblades. You can also stroll over to the designer shops, cafe, and get your hair done. Yes, you...
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Intsin St, Cape Coast, Ghana
There are two big stars in Ghana, West Africa: God and Obama. You'll see the two of them referenced everywhere. In the street market in Cape Coast, Ghana I found a packet of Obama Biscuits (cookies). Never actually ate them, they sit on my book...
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West Africa
by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman Greet a Ghanaian with the word ayeeko (“eye-yeh-koo”) and you’ll earn instant street credibility. Translated as “well done” and “congratulations” and used as a salutation, the word—also spelled ayekoo and ayikoo— comes from...
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Debibi, Ghana
Far away from the tourists in the south, you'll find a beautiful stretch of country in the Brong-Ahafo region. Tucked away down a tiny dirt road, is the village of Hani. In Hani, you can take a tour to the Sacred Hole - a hidden little oasis deep...
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My friend and I visited Ghana's Volta Region recently. After a long day of hiking Wli Falls, the tallest falls in West Africa, we decided to visit a monkey sanctuary in Tafi Atome. Our guidebook had little to say about Tafi Atome other than it had...