Ghana-Travelogue :Round the world in 7 months

Ghana,a totally different world: Accra, The Capital of Ghana

Accra is one of those cities you either love or hate; there is no "in between." It's noisy and dirty, immersed with millions of cars, and clouded with pollution. But on the other hand, the people are very friendly and the sound of music is at every corner. These people can't stand still when they hear music, so they start to dance with the first beat and you see shaking bodies everythere. There are lots of small kitchens (Chop bars) that serve kebabs everywhere, which are not the same as Turkish kebabs. In Accra a kebab is small pieces of meat skewed with a stick and spicy as hell! So you need bread and a drink with it to survive, no problem, you get it next door for sure. There were a lot of exotic foods to choose from. There were three-star restaurants next to "greasy spoon" kitchens, and streets filled with the very best dressed to the next to naked beggars who all constantly welcome you with the brightest smiles you can imagine. "What's up man?" is a common expression. You have to beware of the cabbies because they will try to cheat the hell out of you, if you're not on top of your game. But that's in every part of the world, so usually, paying half the price of a fare is still too much. On the whole, the people are nice and will offer to help if you seem lost and helpless. So you have to choose: Either love or hate it. I decided to love it!

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The trip

 
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Ghana, Rio, Caribbean, USA, New Zealand, South Sea, Philipines, Thailand and more. Will try to write my experineces and make you jealous. So check this out once in a while! ;-) There is a guest book too, tell me what\'s going on over there and how envious you are! ;-) Take care
Details:
Start of journey: Nov 13, 2004
Duration: 7 months
End of journey: Jun 20, 2005
Travelled countries:
Ghana
Brazil
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
New Zealand
Philippines
Thailand
Germany

The Author

 
Volker (Heusche) Pakulat is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 10 years.
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About Volker (Heusche):
Round the world in 7 months or a dream comes true!
From the guestbook (3/37):
MARSHA CARTER 1298826742000
I VISITED GHANA TWICE IN 2009 AND WENT BACK IN 2010
HAD A GREAT TIME BOTH TIMES MET LOTS OF GOOD PEOPLE AND HAD GREAT FOOD AND JUST A WON­DER­FUL TIME I VISITED THE LABADIE BEACH AND THE BO JO BEACH I VISITED THE CAPE COAST , ACCRA AND TA­KA­RA­DI AND SOME OF THE SMALL TOWNS THE PEOPLE IN GHANA WERE VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE , I HOPE TO RETURN THERE A­GAIN... CHECK IT OUT..
anonymous 1271130587000
Came across this page ac­ci­den­tally. It's quite inte­res­ting, i must say. I am con­si­dering doing some tra­vel­ling in 3 years time, so i am now star­ting my rese­arch. So thanks for sharing your ex­pe­rien­ces with the world.

Just a little cla­ri­fi­ca­tion : Real rasta, don't consume alcohol of any form. But PooPoo Rasta, and Fashion dread­locks engage in this prac­ti­ce, NOT RAS­TA­FA­RIAN­S.

Thanks anyway for the sharing of your ex­pe­rien­ces. Live the life you love & love the life you live. Bye.
Michael Hunt 1263391411000
Love this city and country. What an en­lig­hte­ning visit. I am going to do bu­si­ness there so­me­day. The people are so nice and genu­i­ne.