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"The Twelve Days in Kumasi"

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A June 2000 trip to Kumasi by Princess

With the Kids Photo, Kumasi, Ghana More Photos
Quote: I visited to Kumasi to take a class and help start a new church, but did some sight-seeing, shopping, and eating while I was there.

"The Twelve Days in Kumasi"

Overview

At a Snack Break Photo, Kumasi, Ghana
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The best way to go is with a group and hook up with locals! There are a lot of cultural differences you need to know about! The people are very freindly and most of them speak English! Make sure you eat some roasted corn, drink a Malta, and definitely go shopping in the stool market, but be ready to bargain!!!Quick Tips: If you're looking for a safe and easy way to shop and get an overview of Kumasi, visit the Cultural Center, it's designed for tourists to shop safely without being hassled and bombarded!Best Way To Get Around: I wouldn't drive!!!!!! I did take taxis and buses, but be ready for crowds, there is no personal space in Africa! Walking is good if you're only going sho...Read More
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The Samaritan Village is similar to a one level apartment complex. There are 15 apartments, some with one bed and some with two. There are western style toilets and there are showers as well. The staff of the village cooks your meals and they cater to westerners, so they cook your food and boil and filter your water to meet safety requirements. The rooms were modest, but you do have water and electricity! It's a palace over there!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Samaritan Village
P.O. Box 8624
Kumasi, Ghana
22256

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We had wonderful service, the servers are very attentive and cater to your every desire! I had a cheeseburger and french fries, the best! I also had ice!!!!!! The only ice I had on the whole trip! And for desert, a banana split, literally, it was a banana split with ice cream in it and caramel sauce on the top! The food was excellent and very inexpensive!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Rexmar International Hotel
Two Blocks Down From Samaritan Village
Kumasi, Ghana

Stool Market

Attraction | "The Stool Market"

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The shop owners mob you as you get off of your bus, pulling you by the arm and yelling at you to come to their shop. They flash things in front of you and tell you how much they want for it. They are relentless in their pursuit of your money. We were instructed to ask if that was their first price, second price or third price to get them to go down in cost. It was a wild experience, one I did not really enjoy, but it is definitely a good way to experience the culture.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2000

Stool Market

Kumasi, Ghana

So Excited Photo, Kumasi, Ghana
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I took part in a church plant project through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I lived in a apartment style housing and I worked out in a local village, Apatrapa, which is a part of Kumasi. Being among the people of Apatrapa and working with Ghanaian seminary students was the best part. If you do go to Ghana, get in among the people. They are so friendly and open! They are very impressed at white people who dress like they do, try to speak a little of their tribal language (they will teach you), and sit on the floor of their homes with them. They like to give you gifts, but be cautious of giving them gifts, you will be mobbed!!! The children will mob you as you walk through the village stree...Read More

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Princess

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