Travel Blogs from Kumasi
I woke up at about 7:30am after not sleeping too well because there is so much noise at the Justice Hotel. I got ready slowly and Lara and Rhiannon met us at our door at about 8:30am. We went and had a pancake breakfast at the same restaurant as yesterday in the cultural centre. This was really nice. Then we bought bookmarks with our African names …
Today Lara woke me up cause I had slept through my alarm that was set for 3:45am and it was now 4:20am. I quickly finished packing for the weekend and we left to meet Yvette and Rhiannon at Texaco. As soon as we arrive there was a tro tro available but it was a big one and empty apart from us. It took an hour and a half before it filled so we left …
Kumasi was awesome. There's no real "draw" to the city (as in, i still can't really figure out why it is such a place to visit in Ghana, but it is. and it is the 143rd biggest city in the world, bigger than accra). We took a big bus for the 5 hour trip there and realized before getting on board that we had forgotten our guide book with maps of the …
... on the Twi alphabet. It's a slightly modified English alphabet to which Twi was fitted with a few additions and subtractions of letters and some varying pronunciations of letters.
Wednesday we saw nearly 100 people and Friday we saw about 65. It feels good to be able to help so many people receive eye-care. The village we traveled to Wednesday was famous for its fufu! Fufu is a popular Ashanti dish in which plantain and cassava are pounded down into a ...
of copper and covered with gold leaf.. This stool is on exhibition
here as is a photo of the original which is still revered, it has to
do with a God descending and telling them to found their capital
where they found the stool. From here we then made our way to the
fort itself. This was built in 1896 on the site of a previous Ashanti
Fort. Today it is used as the armed forces museum and we took the
guided tour. It is a small fort, only about 100 sq ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsJustice Hotel Kumasi
There was pretty bad service the women would not let us all sleep in the same room but had to sleep in seperate doubles. The rooms were dirty and some taps broken. We found an employee sleeping on our bed before we actually had booked the room. Although the rooms were spacious and there was a TV and fridge even though i don't know if they work. 40 cedi for a double room without including breakfast.
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