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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Shangri-La Accra
My home away from home in Accra is now closed, the result of bad management. I hope someone can purchase, restore and reopen this hotel.
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... plenty of staff
We had to wait, but it weren’t long really
She ran all kinds of tests on me, took my temperature, blood pressure, then took blood samples (we had to wait for the results on that) she said my blood pressure was very low, my weight wasn’t what she expected (neither was anything I expected, I had lost over 10 kilos)
Martha haggled with the cab driver, we never had much money, so we got it down to 160 Ghana Cedis and ...
... was the condemned cell where the
prisoners were just left to starve to death. On the battlements could
be seen lots of old canon and cannonballs. Leaving here we had hoped
to stay at a camp just down the road but we could not get under the
entrance arch and so had to drive to Big Milly's camp. Here we had to
wait outside until about 8 pm to get an area to park. Once we had
settled down a local group of drummers and dancers started to
entertain us. It ...
... through quickly with their families, whilst I continued to sweat amongst the overweight yanks.
Once through customs I was greeted by the IVHQ staff easily enough, and met about 10 other volunteers who were ready to start their placements also. Seemed like a good bunch, if maybe a little young… There were 4 or 5 18-21 year old girls doing the programme, which I thought was a remarkable thing to be doing at that age, let alone being female also. It ...
I was grateful to have Daniel help me through the barely contained chaos at the bus station. There is no inside station, but rather an open parking lot with buses, taxis, private cars, hawkers or all sorts of goods, passersby and passengers all in the same space. Daniel was able to discern which bus I should get on, helped me discipher the Twi so I knew how much to pay for my ticket, and then how much additional I had ...
Finally the track is completely finished and the video just
needs a few tweaks. We have spent this week meeting people to help promote the
track and issues of child welfare and family planning on local tv and radio
There have been some really great encounters with some local
celebrities including an actor called Eze who took us out on the town in Accra and put us up in his
place. We had a chance to be extras in a music club ...