Ghana Journals

Ghana's Gold Coast

A July 2002 trip to Ghana by Theresa448

Cape Coast Castle Photo, Accra, Ghana More Photos
Quote: Ghana's gold coast has much to offer the visitor, though those offerings don't automatically guarantee care-free fun. A mix of images for the senses that will evoke a wide array of emotions, Ghana's southern coastal region, Cape Coast in particular, is not to be passed by.

Cape Cafe

Restaurant

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Cape Cafe, above a bookstore and sharing space with a "Women's Center", is close to Cape Coast Castle and can provide a much needed quiet break from the bustle of the city or the hustlers around the beaches. For under US$5, both local and Western dishes, including pizzas and decent sandwiches, are available. Service is outstanding and friendly, and understandably the restaurant attracts backpackers, tourists, and expats alike. The most important details: the restaurant is clean, smoke-free, airy (the "walls" are mostly screened-in windows!), and comfortable enough to tempt you into an hour's or so rest.

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Cape Coast Castle

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Cape Coast Castle Photo, Accra, Ghana
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It's difficult to explain what it felt like to stand in a structure still somehow beautiful after hundreds of years, and yet still somehow ominous, retaining the horrors of the slave trade within its walls. Cape Coast "Castle", really a fort fought over and alternately "owned" by everyone from the Swedes to the Dutch and British, is one of the oldest European buildings in West Africa. The fort served as an important cog in the mechanization of the slave trade: Cape Coast Castle was were many captured people, from all over the African continent, were brought, sorted, sold, and loaded onto ships bound for parts unknown. Ghana's location, and particularly the port in Cape Coast's, made it easi...Read More

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Cape Coast Castle

Accra, Ghana