Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (4 of 6)

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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 […]

Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (3 of 6)

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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 […]

Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (2 of 6)

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Fidel Castro in Ghana? Accra is not known for its museums, but Ghana’s monument to its first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, is a decent enough spot to while away an afternoon. It is a sprawling park of sculptures and grass that seems a tad out of place in the chaos that is Accra. Kwame Nkrumah was […]

Coffins and Crocodiles, a Journey Through Ghana (1 of 6)

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Beautiful scenery, a gorgeous coast and interestin