Trust that we are all good!
Firstly I apologize that this blogpost should have been out since, but upon getting back to Nigeria, business took over and has had the greatest part of my schedule. If you missed my first blog post about my Ghana trip or the highlights on my story then you can catch up here and here.
In this post, I would be sharing all I was up to in Accra and in my next post I would share about other cities I visited outside of Accra.
Upon arrival in Accra, I checked into this beautiful AirBnb apartment which I ended up staying, longer than planned -after not getting my suitcase from Africa World Airline (AWA) ( The full gist is here )
My first stop in Accra, Ghana was The Independence Arch which houses The Black Star Square otherwise known as the Independence Square which often hosts the annual independence celebrations as well as other national events. It is currently the site for all civic and military parades in Ghana. It was completed in the year 1961, which coincided with the state visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ghana .
It was a beautiful site to behold and I low key wished I witnessed an event here. Nonetheless, I took pictures and afterwards left for other places in Accra. After checking in into my AirBnB (The Residence, Accra) ,decided to have early dinner at Bistro 22, Accra. The food, drinks and ambience was perfect for me and I definitely recommend you visit here if you are ever in Accra.
After dinner, I returned to the airport with hopes of getting my suitcase but alas they had not brought it. So I had to stop by at the mall (Accra Mall) to get a few groceries and clothes. I got a lot of great and affordable clothes from Mr Price, Ghana. Check them out whenever you are opportune to visit Accra. I ended my first day by retiring to bed afterwards.
The next morning, Rhilly ( My partner and travel Buddy) and I paid a visit to the famous University of Ghana, popularly known as UG where Rhilly did his first degree and he gave me a great tour of the university and actually a great tour of Ghana throughout the trip . After visiting UG, I started thinking of going there to get a 3rd Degree. Lol
From UG, we visited Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park (Mausoleum) which is dedicated to the late prominent and first Ghanaian President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah. The memorial complex was built in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra.
We paid our respect to him and one of my greatest quotes by the great man is “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me “.
(Picture from University of Ghana)
(Pictures from Kwame Nnkrumah Park)
From the memorial , I decided to try out a Ghana Delicacy called Banku with Fish at a nice restaurant known as Buka Restaurant in Osu. However, let just say my first experience wasn’t great with the Banku as it was too sticky for me . Lol
We walked around after our early dinner on the famous street of Osu called Oxford street. Got a few souvenirs and ended my day with some kebabs, a very popular street food in Ghana .
Returned back to my AirBnb, freshened up and went out again to the famous Bloom Bar where we had amazing cocktails and more kebabs before calling it a night. #EnjoymentNoDeyFinish
(Picture from Osu, Accra, Ghana)
(Pictures from Bloom Bar, Accra, Ghana)
The next day was a relaxing day which involved sleeping, reading a book, eating and swimming. The next few days after was spent exploring two other cities which I would be sharing in my next blog post.
(Picture from my AirBnB. Day was spent resting and swimming)
I hope you have enjoyed reading this first part of my exploration in Ghana. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to share your comments, contributions and ask your questions in the comments section!
Love from your Favourite Ajala !
Diusor aka Didi aka Deuces! Ciao!