LHR – ACC
I spent four beautiful weeks in Ghana and it was truly an amazing trip, as I reconnected with my heritage, spent time with my extended family, met some fantastic people and friends, and enjoyed the whole Ghanaian experience. From the hustle and bustle of the mean streets of the capital city Accra, to the tranquility and warm feeling of Dormaa Ahenkro, Brong-Ahafo region.
My last visit to Ghana was in 2010, and I wanted to visit the places I enjoyed visiting in 2010 such as the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, La Palm Royal beach and the Accra Mall.
I also visited places I had never been before, such as Marina mall, Independence Square, Akosombo (Eastern Region) and the University of Ghana, Legon campus. I also did a presentation about England to class 2 children in my friend’s school, New Nation School. The children were lovely and asked some insightful and very funny questions, for example one child asked if snow makes your skin white!
One of the highlights of my vacation in Ghana was visiting the beautiful Akosombo. Akosombo is located in the Eastern region near the Volta lake, the largest man-made river in the world. We went on a guided tour and was informed about the history of the Akosombo Dam. Then we took a ferry across the lake. The scenery was refreshing and so beautiful!
Accra was truly an experience in itself, such a lively and enjoyable city, but lest we forget the mosquitos >.<. Since June/July was the rainy season in Ghana, there were plenty of places for mosquitoes to breed. The mosquitoes were clearly excited at my presence and gave me a welcoming present! (A LOT of mosquito bites!).
Nevertheless, I loved it in Accra. Grilled corn on the cob and barbecued kebab on every street corner, drinking Alvaro (my favourite non-alcoholic drink), the ability to buy things from a cold bottle of water to phone credit from street vendors while seated in your car, the friendly people, spending time with my family and seeing how far Ghana had come since I had last visited.
My next post in this series will be about the two weeks I spent in Dormaa and what I got up to 🙂