Village life in the compound
When I visited Accra, I liked it to stay in Madina just outside Accra, not far from Legon University. From the main road where the lorries stopped there were some small paths between the houses to reach the house and the compound of my friend. At some places you had to jump over narrow open sewers. At sunday almost every tenth house along this route seemed to be a church with cheerful singing and dancing people.
The life in the compound was mostly easygoing, if you didn't need to fetch water or find firewood or charcoal. The older kids were looking after the younger kids. The girls were bearing their little brother or sister wrapped at their back.
Nice place in Osu
Some small tables, two pool tables, video games. Don't go there after 6:30 PM, too many small boys playing and making noise. Some fast food restaurant, but good quality.
On cantonments Road, what they call Accra Oxford Street, there are a lot of Lebabese who run fast food restaurant. Menu are as infect as our Mc Do.
Brunchie is good and offers the best ice creams in town.
I visited Brunchie again in 2004: the place is not anymore like before. managers are no anymore behind the bar and so, food quality has decreased together with ambiance.
Ice cream has also lost quality.
Accra: The heart of the Golden country
"Safe & Friendly"
Ghana is an exceptionally friendly country; it is one of the friendliest and safest country in west Africa. In my opinion, it is by far the best country to visit in West Africa, it has a rich history, beautiful parks, breathtaking beaches and very cheap too. Hotels may cost you more than anything else.
Accra is the capital of Ghana, the people of Accra are –like the rest of the country – friendly and the city is very welcoming. I highly recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Accra if you are planning on visiting other towns in Ghana. There are a few places that you don’t want to miss. Keep in mind that Accra is not a city that has high rises in Downtown, it has dusty roads lined with open sewers but it has great people with warm hearts and a beautiful smile.
If you are in Accra and interested in history, you must visit "Nkrumah museum". He was the first president of Ghana and one of Africa's popular leaders.