Things essential to life
If you are coming for more than 5 minutes, pack the Marmite. Unlike many other members of the commonwealth, there is no marmite in the shops. Even Kabul had Marmite. You can buy Quaker oats and even Scotts porridge oats, but not Marmite. Colmans English mustard there is, but no Marmite, not even Vegimite. Something has to change. Life without Marmite is not worth living.
The Independence Arch with the black star in top, direct north of the Independence Square - also called Black Star Square - is an important landmark in the south part of the citycentre.
The Arch is a replica of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It has an eternal flame, lit by Nkrumah himself. The Independence Square is a big parade ground at the seaside with space for 30.000 people. There is also a huge stadium. All this is built by Nkrumah in the sixties.
When I visited Accra in December 2003, I was surprised by the traffic at this square, so much more than the first times I visited Accra. At the parade and stadion grounds was a large meeting of the Presbyterian Church. This wasn't difficult to find out because most women were wearing African dresses, showing the purpose of the meeting that day.
Ghana: respect, my brotha!!!!
I spent 3 of my new year eves in Accra cause my boyfrind work for Alitalia Aerline ( stewart) and we was there on stopover.......I stayied there only for few days, but it's enough to grown up in my heart the need to know more about this country.
The turism is very light, not like in Senegal, and the people are a little bit estonished for you outside the big town, they are not used to see 'tourist', but they are wharm and very frindly.
IThe new years eve 2004 I was in ACCRA....dancing all the night ragga with my Accra 'brotha'!!!!!
i was in a restaurant on the coaast, it's nice because in this area there are some rock adn the restaurant is builted on it, with a lot of balcony full of table, a live orchestra palyng raggga and local music, a lot of candle all over the cliff adn under the palm with the big moon in the water....the they afetr is used to go to Labadi beach, with the best dress u have, to spend the all day walking to see girls, dancing, looking to littel show and bathing all togheter....Have a look to my travelogue with a lot of picture of Labadi!!!!! REspect!
This year there were big cloud, but fortunatly didn't rain on the beach!!!!