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    Local craft: Baby Shop

    by georeiser Written Feb 26, 2011

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    Baby Shop in the National Culture Center is shop where you can buy local craft, handmade masks, necklase or sculptures. It is not a baby shop.

    What to buy: Local craft, handmade masks, necklase or sculptures

    What to pay: The owner is a funny man and gives you the lowest price in the center.

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    Koala: Koala shopping mall

    by georeiser Written Feb 26, 2011

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    Koala shopping mall in the Osu district of Accra is mentioned several times on the web. Actually it's nothing there for tourists besides of beeing an exclusive mall for the rich middle class. This shop is more expensive than other places.

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    Second hand phones and China copies: Mobil phone shops

    by georeiser Written Feb 26, 2011

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    Africa is a big market for second hand mobile phones and cheap China copies. Ghana and Accra is not an exception. Some streets in the city are packed with shops and stalls where you can buy phones, decode, unlock, flash or repair them. And the prices are really cheap.

    What to buy: Second hand mobile phones and cheap China copies.

    What to pay: From 75 USD for a new phone

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    Shopping in the street: Streetsellers in Accra

    by georeiser Updated Feb 26, 2011

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    There are a lot of streetsellers in Accra. When the cars stop at red light or in queue many of them rush to the cars to sell their items. Even though the salesmen doesn't work together, it looks like they collaborate. Ask the seller if you need a special item he doesn't have and he will shout for another seller who got it. I didn't see one any cheating among them. They give you back the change if you don't have the exact amount.

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    Kaneshie Market: Kaneshie Market in Accra

    by georeiser Written Feb 24, 2011

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    Kaneshie Market is the second largest marked in Accra. The marked is mainly inside a large, yellow warehouse build in the 1970's. But the pavement outside is all occupied by market women. It is a hectic place of vendors, like Makola Market. The goods sold here are mostly for household use.

    What to buy: Second hand clothes, shoes, all kinds of metall works, food of all flavors.

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    Makola Market: Makola Market in Accra

    by georeiser Written Feb 24, 2011

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    Makola Market is Accra's central market, located close to Tema Tro-tro station. You can enter the market from all sides, but the place seams to have a main entrance where you see the signboard of Makola Market. The signboard Lonely planet says doesn't exist in their guidebook. The market is a hectic, almost choatic place of vendors and hawkers. The goods sold here are mostly for household use.

    What to buy: Second hand clothes, shoes, all kinds of metall works, food of all flavors.

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    Kwame Nkrumah market: Kwame Nkrumah Circle station

    by georeiser Written Feb 24, 2011

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    Kwame Nkrumah Circle station is a central point in Accra, and the outdoor market and stalls follow the pathway from the station. Hundreds of vendors gather every day to sell their homemade foods to the travelers.

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    Accra Mall: A Mall in Ghana?

    by flynboxes Updated Apr 4, 2010

    I guess every modern city needs one and Accra is no exception. There is not a lot here as this place tends to cater to well to do locals and expats. We went in here looking for some warm cloths since it was snowing in NYC and we did not bring anything heavy with us on the trip.

    What to buy: It has the usual chain stores where you can get everything from a Nike shirt to an iPod. There is a book store with used and new books as well as a decent food court. If you need to kill some time in Accra then head over here. It is 5 min from the airport...sits on the edge of it.

    What to pay: There are no deals here

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    Centre for National Culture

    by sachara Written Feb 12, 2007

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    At the Centre of National Culture also known as Arts Centre in Accra you can find hundreds of stalls and small shops, which sell all kind of artisan goods from all over the Ghana. You can find wooden carvings, masks, beads, brass work, leather work, cloth, drums, but also African music and paintings, made by local artists.

    Louis Zeboah Kofi, a rasta-boy I met at Akuma Village invited me in his Powerful Drums (work)shop. He and his friends showed me all kind of drums and other music instruments, especially by playing them.

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    Ma Gina Shopping Centre: Everything you would want in a small space

    by grets Written Jan 8, 2007

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    Ma Gina’s shop was certainly impressive. In what was essentially a small convenience store, we were incredibly impressed to find, not only five different types of Bacardi (Gold, White, Black, Reserva and Lemon), and three different types of cider (Hunter’s Gold, Savanah and a Canadian variety), but also caned meat, hot dogs, various fruit juices, toiletries, other food stuffs, snacks, flour, milk, alcohol, superglue and some other stationery.

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    Cantonments Road: Osu Street Vendors

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 5, 2007

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    Paintings sold at Cantonments Road

    If you want to do some souvenir shopping and you don't have enough time to visit the National Cultural Centre in Accra, or you don't feel like being "attacked" by dozens of annoying young salesmen there, the mainstreet going through the area called Osu, Cantonments Road is a good alternative.

    At the side of this street you can buy lots of different souvenirs all day long. They sell woodcarvings, masks, paintings, footballshirts and all kinds of jewelry here. You can get extremely much of of the price, because the tourists that come here, don't come here just to buy things like at the Cultural Centre. If you walk away because you don't agree on the price, they will just follow you to discuss a better deal.

    What to pay: Never more then 50% of the original price, but even much less is well possible.

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    You name it, it's there: Out on the streets

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 4, 2007

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    When you are looking for anything in the streets of Accra, you normally don't have to walk more then a kilometre to find it at the side of the road. In Accra you can find litterly everything at the roadside.

    You can buy very nice and very cheap food at one of the chop bars at the side of the road, but also souvenirs, clothes, leatherworks, sunglasses, televisions, beauty-products and even furniture!

    Most of the prices of the food- and drinkproducts are fixed, but about all the other prices you are expected to bargain.

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    Koala Shopping Centre: Koala Shopping Centre

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 4, 2007

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    If you are staying in Ghana for a longer period you will probably be craving for a little bit of Western food once in a while. At least I felt that need very strongly a few times. Then it is nice to know that at this supermarket in the Osu area in Accra, you can get lots of imported Western things.

    At the Koala Shopping Centre you can find Western cookies, chocolates, candies, crisps, drinks, and all kinds of other things you cannot find at the Ghanaian markets. And I must say: that can be veeery nice sometimes.

    The prices are absurd compared to Ghanaian standards: everything has the prices they also have in Europe, so that is 4 to 5 times more expensive then comparable products of local brands. But sometimes it is just worth the money...

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    National Cultural Centre: National Cultural Centre

    by Pieter11 Written Jan 4, 2007

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    National Cultural Centre

    The National Cultural Centre, right next to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, is the biggest souvenir market in the whole of Ghana. At this big area you can find everything that can possibly be sold as a souvenir.

    In this market you can get typically Ghanaian art like kente-cloth, beads and leatherworks, but also more general African stuff like masks, drums, djembe's, jewelry, paintings and woodcarvings. The quality is never a problem, the prices are always higher then somewhere else in the country though. Unless you are a really good bargainer of course.

    And the worst thing about the Cultural Centre are the salesmen. Nowhere in Ghana I met more annoying people then at this little piece of land. Slick teenagers who call everybody their friends, litterly drag you to their shops, and all of them ask you the same useless questions. Just try to ignore those guys and just look at their goods, because there really is a lot of nice stuff to buy here.

    What to pay: When bargaining, especially here, you should NEVER pay more then half of the price they start with and it is even possible to only pay 25% of the original amount. So start very, very low when you are bargaining.

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    Trade Fairground

    by Wafro Written Jul 6, 2005

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    Trade Fairground is a huge complex with stores, shopping hangars, curiosa stalls, chop bars, restaurants and so on.
    You can find here almost everything.
    You’ll have to pay a small entrance fee and once you’re inside, everything is a little more expensive than on the streets.

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