Local traditions and culture in Ghana

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    Friends are not always friends

    by Whoopi Written Dec 30, 2002

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    As you are a foreigner, everyone wants to be your friend.... but be critical! Some only hope to get some money out of you, som are just curious, some want to be seen with you.....and some truely offers you their honest friendship. You'll soon be able to tell which is which....but as I said - be critical, at least in the beginning-

    true friends

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    Don't show off

    by Whoopi Updated Dec 30, 2002

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    Ghana is a very safe place. If they rob you, which rarely happens, it is extreamely rare that they harm you in any way.... However, people are poor, so if not to avoid being robbed, at least don't show off yourself and your money too much in respect for those who don't have this type of wealth....

    Daily life

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    Religion

    by Whoopi Written Dec 30, 2002

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    Ghana have many different religions, mainly christians, muslims and traditionalists practice their rituals. Ghanians show eachother respect and don't fight religiously among themselves. Please show the same religious respect as they do, no matter what you think is right...

    Muslims in prayer

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    Family

    by Whoopi Written Dec 30, 2002

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    Nothing is more important to a Ghanian then his or hers family. When you visit the locals you'll be sat down in a chair and they'll give you their photoalbum. They want you to see the whole family so that you can get to know them better. It is also a good idea to bring some photos with you because they always want a picture of you or to see you, your family and your friends from back home....

    my friend and his niese

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    Kente

    by Alpha_Ghana Written Aug 24, 2002

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    KENTE
    Kente is a hand made cloth for special opportunities.
    Ghana is proud of this fabric and also that a large piece of Kente is exposed at the gate of the United Nations in New York.
    You have plenty colours and models.
    It is mostly made in the villages and is a tradition of the Ashantis. The village of Bonwire, close to Kumasi is the best place if you want to see the traditionnal production of Kente.

    Model of Kente

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    Example of harmony

    by Alpha_Ghana Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In Ghana, you will meet Christians and Musleems, as well as some few other religions.
    However Ghanaians will show you how to live in harmony. There are no problem of religion, in some villages or towns, you have plenty churches and mosks. People don't fight for God, in fact they don't need to fight on any subject.

    Take this as an example !!!

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    If you smoke, do not smoke in...

    by Terrence Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you smoke, do not smoke in public as it is considered rude (like on the street). Overall, the people of Ghana are very polite to each other and tourists. Treat them politely and with respect as well. Many people (especially the women) are traders and pride themselves on being cottage-industry capitalists. There is a real 'traders mentality' throughout Ghana and it adds spice to even something as mundane as negotiating the fare for a taxi or buying some fruit.

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    Tourists are like a magnet to...

    by Terrence Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Tourists are like a magnet to the Ghanaian traders. To the average Ghanaian all tourists are rich. Remember that when they mark you as a tourist their price will be double ot triple what they would normally ask a fellow Ghanaian for. If you have Ghanaian friends, do all your shopping with them and let them negotiate for you. If not, then see how good a 'trader' you can be, Not all things are negotiable, but certainly most things sold on the street or from makeshift 'stores' (kiosks) are.

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  • The people of Ghana are...

    by schultzy Written Aug 24, 2002

    The people of Ghana are extremely friendly! They make it all worth the long trip. They are very affectionate in nature and they smile a lot! They will make you feel safe and very welcome and you will develop fast friendships very quickly! Have fun!

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    Roadside local food

    by bobkey Written Sep 2, 2006

    Just some of the delicacies you can pick up by the road all fresk and live
    The snail is large enough to feed two people
    The crabs are fresh water species

    Freswater Crabs Snails Snail display Trying to escape Fried Plaintain
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    Bush Meat "Grass Cutter"

    by bobkey Written Aug 31, 2006

    These Grass Cutters (Road Rats) are often on sale by the roadside on the way from Accra to Kumasi
    Tasted one in a restaurant not bad !!! Usually cooked in a soup with fu fu

    Alive Prepared Cleaned Smoked Tasting
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