A day in Elmina

Elmina Travel Blog

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Dusk at the Coconut Grove Hotel
We went to Elmina the first day after we arrived in Ghana and spent a night there. From what I've seen in Ghana and heard of other countries, Africa's roads leave a lot to be desired. The current Ghanaian president, John Kufuor, has made improving the roads one of his major goals. They were working on fixing the road so it was partly a smooth ride, but there were times we drove on bumpy unpaved dirt roads. Along the drive, you pass through villages and police barriers and there is always something interesting to look at. There are also people selling stuff on the side of the road every so often. If you see some women selling pineapple, pullover and buy some. It's always good. If you see a guy waving a rat-like animal on a stick at you or a sign that says "Bushmeat", keep on driving.

Ghana's position on the Gulf of Guinea makes it possible to view the sun rising and setting at all of the coastal beaches. Ghana can get pretty dusty in the winter with the Harmattan wind blowing down from the Sahara, but the sun looks really cool through the haze. As we were driving towards Elmina, the sun looked like a big ball of orange through, but it was gone by the time we arrived. The next morning, we were still jetlagged and woke up early to a beautiful sunrise!
lisa says:
"...keep on driving." hahahahah
Posted on: Aug 30, 2007
clblevins84 says:
Sounds wonderful. I will be spending part of my time close to Elmina.
Posted on: Jun 28, 2007
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