Accra Journals

Ghana

A November 2002 trip to Accra by OBRONI

Quote: I've been going to Ghana now for the 4 years and still love the place. I try to travel to various different places while there and like the bush hotels as well as the city, although I always book in somewhere a bit posh two days before coming home.

Ghana

Overview

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Travelling around and talking to the local people is a highlight as the way of life is very different from the UK and very hard for some. Still, you will not meet a friendlier people than the Ghanaians.Care must be taken in the city of Accra but that goes for any city. I have never had a problem. In fact the locals will go out of there way to be friendly and helpfulQuick Tips: Be careful on the beaches and always leave watches rings etc. locked in your hotel room. Also strange as it might sound, males without the company of a female will attract girls. Most are prostitutes so be warned. Normally a word with the bar owner and they will stay away... well, one table away while they ...Read More
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Room was massive, if you shouted you heard an echo...air con ..private bath with HOT water..and I have never seen a bed so big you could have had a game of football in it. Cost was about £15 per night..only problem was on first floor and no lift..power cut in afternoon, no light, no air con then..well you are in Africa..not a bad restaurant, meal about £2:00 and open from 0600am til midnight..small bar, local beers and spirts only but at 35 pence a pint for beer, I am not moaning. Staff will call you a taxi and set the fare for you if you ask them so no haggling with the driver. Small tips often go a long way in Ghana and staff remember customers that tip. 2000 cedis is more than enough..s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 17, 2003

King David Hotel
Kokomelmle
Accra, Ghana

Various Accra Ghana

Attraction

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Glenns Adabraka -- not a bad entry at about 1500 cedis; £1:10 beer; 50- to 60-pence per pint . . . not special music and dancing, and not much atmosphere(see beer bars) Jokers £1:70 enterance fee at weekends...beer £2:00 a pints pool tables but watch you have to pay the girl and sometimes they said you never paid even if you did . . . the place gets packed out, I do not know why . . . it's not really that good considering the prices and they try to cheat you with change.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 17, 2003

Various Accra Ghana

Accra, Ghana

Various Accra

Attraction

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Boomerangs entrance £1.50

It's a nice place, well maintained, with drinks about 70 pence a pint. It does sell breezers, etc. The music is good and the place has good atmosphere. Worth a visit.

No trainers allowed. If you do wear trainers, see the doorman; they will lend you a pair of shoes, as they did me and I got my Reeboks back as well. I tipped 5000 cedis (35 pence) and he always remembers me now.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 17, 2003

Various Accra
Accra
Accra, Ghana

December 31st Market

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

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This is a "must" for all -- do not leave Ghana without going to this place. It is chaos -- how no one gets run over or falls down, I do not know. If you can get a Ghanaian to take you, do -- I know several that can. Otherwise, you will wander around and either miss things or just get lost. Here you'll find thousands of street stalls with vendors selling everything and anything. One thing I would recommend is the fireworks -- they are cheap and great. I cannot get fireworks like that in the UK. You need to be careful here -- there are deep drains at the side of the roads. Never pay asking prices -- another reason for either learning the language or taking a local. ...Read More

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OBRONI

OBRONI
pORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom

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