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Cape Coast, Ghana
When I lived and worked in southern Ghana, the Anomabo Beach Resort was my oasis. It's tucked away on a lovely stretch of beach and it is accessible from the main Cape Coast road. The entrance to the resort is about 90 miles from Accra and less...
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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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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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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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Accra, Ghana
by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman Summer is showtime in Ghana’s largest city. From June 7 through 15, the Environmental Film Festival stages open-air screenings around Accra, and in July, the Pan African Festival—celebrating its 20th anniversary this year—...
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Elmina, Ghana
While standing at the top of Elmina Castle, the view is majestic. It is easy to become enraptured in the beauty—the sound of the waves, the smell of the ocean. Forgetting the fact that you are standing on top of building that epitomizes the...
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Accra, Ghana
While in Ghana, I visited an unofficial IDP (internally displaced person) camp. Seeing the poverty firsthand was akin to a cold stream of water splashing over my body. This was a group of people who have fled their homes because of ethnic...
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Cape Coast, Ghana
What I loved about the fishing boat launch area just north of the Cape Coast Castle, and most of Ghana for that matter, was the lack of tourist infrastructure. There was no paid admission to watch the fishermen prepare their green fishing nets and...
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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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Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana
Some dispute that okra originates from West Africa but there’s no denying that the word okra is of Western African origin. Okra soup and banku is a traditional recipe from western Africa and is most popular in Ghana. Banku is made from...
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Asylum Down, Accra, Ghana
I bet you didn’t know President Obama ran a restaurant in Ghana! No, this is not another Birther claim and it's not the leader of the free world's restaurant. If President Obama received residuals from all the uses of his name in Ghana, he'd have...
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No 1 Bypass, Accra, Ghana
In any city that I travel to the market is always a favorite place to go. You can really feel the pulse of life and culture in the market. Amongst the most famous markets of Accra is the central Makola Market, located on Kojo Thompson road. I went...
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John Evans Atta Mills High St, Accra, Ghana
The Center for National Arts and Culture, better known as Arts Center, is located next to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, off the High Street in Accra, in the southern part of the city right along the Gulf of Guinea. All sorts of handicrafts...
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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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Accra, Ghana
A trail of tangy tomatoes colored the lively Makola Market in Accra, Ghana. As my eyes darted around the rich reds, shoes and shirts, peppers and patterns - the tomatoes were really my 'yellow brick road'. Although I ate a mountain of plantains,...
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Accra, Ghana
One of the most popular destinations in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, is the Labadi Beach Hotel. It boasts a gourmet restaurant, stunning views, 5-star service and a central location. As a jumping-off point for your exploration of the wonders...
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Ndabaningi Sithole Rd, Accra, Ghana
While walking to the main road in Labone on your way to Accra's compelling oceanfront, stop and have a fresh coconut. Choose your favorite, have the guy slice it open for you, drink it up; ask him to chop it open for you and then savor the fresh,...
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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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Accra, Ghana
No shoes required for this job. Seven young men working hard in the African Sun transporting liquid.
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Koforidua, Ghana
Last July, I took my then 9 old son to Ghana, West Africa to meet his cousins, and visit some favorite childhood hangouts of mine.The featured picture was taken at the Boti Falls in the Eastern part of Ghana. The natural rock which has been...
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Koforidua, Ghana
One of the wonders of the world! The natural triplet palm tree has been in existence for over 600 years! One word to describe this....Speechless!!!
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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...
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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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Akosombo Dam, Ghana
Taking off from the Akosombo Maritime Yacht Club was the beginning of our cruise on the The Ohemaa, which used to be the presidential yacht during the Nkrumah times. Rowlings was the last president to use the yacht before it was handed over to the...
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Akosombo Road, Tema, Ghana
For around 200 USD a night you can enjoy 4 star hotel experience just 2 hours from central Accra. Royal Senchi has a lovely poolside bar/restaurant with a nightly live band. The breakfast and dinner buffet is on par with other 4 star hotels in...
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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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While teaching woman’s health in a rural village north of Accra, Ghana I wandered away from the group to explore. I came across a family’s mud hut with this powerful message painted on the door. Seeing this both humbled and inspired me to be...
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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...