Fondest memory: Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region in Ghana, and has a population of 100.000 people. The city is located 165 km west of Accra, which takes about 3-4 hours to drive. Cape Coast is most known for beeing the place where a large number of the slaves were held before they left Africa. The place was founded by the Fante tribe in the 10th century. From the 16th century it changed from beeing owned by colonialist from Netherlands, Sweden and finally Britain. The British had their operation in Cape Coast until Accra became their capital in 1877.
Fondest memory: A lot of houses and buildings in Cape Coast are decorated and painted with advertisements from mobile network companies.
Fondest memory: The road from north from Cape Coast to Kakum National Park takes you through many small villages and jungle areas.
Fondest memory: Cape Coast is in African terms a well off city. Many of the buildings in the city centre has a colonial character, the most famous architectural area in Ghana.
Favorite thing: The town of capecoast is a good place to have a look at the rainforest national park nearby, and has for african standards good developped touristic fascilities.