Regardless of your preference at home, in Ghana it is considered rude to pass, receive or even greet someone using your left hand. A difficult habit to remember, but they regard your left hand as the unhygienic one, in terms of toileting and handling dead things.
So when eating or during any interaction with somebody, always use your right hand.
Ghana's role as a focus of the gold, ivory, and slave trade resulted in the construction of an entire string of colonial forts along its coastline, and many remain as picturesque legacies of that era. The forts at Dixcove, Elmina, Cape Cove, and Apam are all open to tourists, and some even offer accommodation and meals. While the forts are reason enough to tour the coast, the area's outstanding beaches are an equally compelling attraction.
The relics of European trading posts or forts and castles that dot its 540 km coastline, declared World Heritage Monuments by UNESCO, attract visitors from far and wide. Most of the slaves that were exiled to America and the Caribbean came from the West Coast of Africa. Ghana was part of the ‘Slave Route’. The preservation of the forts and castles used in the slave trade provide visitors with meaningful insights into one of humanity’s saddest chapters, whilst at the same time serving as memorials to those who suffered.
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A8 Almond Road Lashibi, Tema, 00000, GH
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