The African Regent Hotel
Travel Blogs from Accra
... little controversial, exorcism. African culture (especially in Ghana) are strong believers in black magic, dark spirits, the devil etc... and over the past few weeks late at night we quite often will hear or be woken up by an exorcism taking place in the field just by our house. They go on for hours at a time and all you can hear is groaning, grunting and lots of yelling and calling to Jesus. I have to say the first time it happened was one f the scariest moments of my ...
... of the best things
though with some lovely coloured fishing boats on the water around
the castle. From here we drove a short hop to Cape Coast castle. This
was a purpose built castle for slavery built in 1637. It was built by
the Dutch and then expanded by the Swedes. It changed hands 5 times
in 13 years until 1664 when it was captured by the British. In the
200 years that Britain had it it served as the Colonial capital and
administration building ...
... with Linda and Odette, the two other French teachers here to put aside the usual stuff and do a special Halloween with songs and videos. It turns out to be a delightful teaching day, singing and playing on the guitar C'est l'Halloween. By the last class, I am really into the mood.
Good thing, cause on the initiative of some parents here, a Halloween party is organised at the Villagio, a luxurious residential complex in our neighbourhood. I go ...
... The first attraction we saw was the cemetery. Cemeteries are much more disorganized than in Canada, the graves are facing in all directions and they are all crammed together. Sometimes there were interesting things like a bicycle or a carved statue sitting on top of the graves. Right besides the cemetery was the Accra sports stadium, it was huge! We tried to go inside, but the doors were locked.
... I still get very paranoid when motorbikes pass on the right of our vehicle. It didn't help when our young guide, Mathias, in Grand Popo took me on his motorbike to get some money from the ATM at the border 12 kms away a couple of days ago! Fortunately, he drove very slow and was very considerate, but it didn't help that he was wearing a blue and yellow outfit like the one worn by the man who had been killed...
The last week of our journey has been following ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service