Ghana Travel Articles

 
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (6 of 6)
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (6 of 6) Back in Accra The last few days we spent in Accra, doing some final sightseeing and visiting. We decided to stop off at the Arts Centre to pick up some last minute gifts. The Arts Centre is Ghana’s largest art market and the best place to find crafts from all over the country. Artists often […]
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Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (5 of 6)
A Spiritual Lake Thirty kilometres south of Kumasi is Bosumtwi Lake, the largest and deepest freshwater lake in Ghana, formed by a meteorite. The lake is considered sacred by the Ashanti – they believe the spirits of their ancestors live on the lake. I shared a taxi with my friend and Christoff, an Austrian guy […]
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Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (4 of 6)
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (4 of 6) Off to Kumasi From Cape Coast it took us 3½ hours to get to Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. Kumasi is different from Accra is many respects – first of all it lies in a green belt, meaning that there are more trees, more flowers and a milder climate than the coastal region. Second, it […]
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Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (3 of 6)
Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (3 of 6) We headed over to the castle first thing in the morning. A guide greeted us at the reception and invited us to peruse the museum upstairs before he gave us a tour. The museum is, surprisingly, well designed and informative. The history of the slave trade and its impact on Ghana are explained and related […]
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