With Mama preparing to visit the country in late March, I have compiled a list of tips and advice for when she arrives to Accra. It contains everything from tips on managing your electronics in Africa, to how to respond to marriage proposals. Without any further adieu, here are my top 10 pieces of advice for tourists visiting Ghana.
During week two of catering classes, I learned Ghanaian dishes including two classic stews, some amazing deep-fried street food, and a traditional (and very delicious) hibiscus drink.
Last week, Drew and Balthazar celebrated their 17th and 18th birthdays respectively. This spy themed video was filmed during the festivities.
What an exciting article title! I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you didn’t even click out on this article because of it. Heck – I wouldn’t! If I were you I would be muttering angry words about me because of this blog post. “Couldn’t that Obruni think of anything interesting to write about? I mean – napkin folding and table setting?! He’s in Ghana for pete’s sake! What’s next – a video of watching paint dry?”
My first week was both fantastic and exhausting. It’s not easy working in a room where twenty gas burners are lit at any given moment and there are only two ceiling fans. But it’s worth it – preparing food is a great way to dive into the Ghanaian culture. Dishes made during my first week include jollof, ofam, a whole roasted chicken, and much more.
As you may remember, this past December I stopped schooling at Achimota due to a myriad of reasons. AFS told me I would start acting school and catering school by the beginning of January, so I’ve been kicking back and relaxing for the past two months.
It’s been a while since I posted a general update about my life, so here goes…
The phrase ‘fast food’ has different meanings in Ghana – the local and international sense. Typically, if you asked a Ghanaian for directions for the closest fast food joint, they would point you to the following type of stand:
Atirique, Tuepa, Adzogbo and Agbadza. Have no fear; I shall teach you how to pronounce the names of these dances upon my return.
Tour Guide: “There’s only a couple of water snakes in the pool; go ahead and swim.”
Avery (to the Tour Guide): “Will you be swimming?”
Tour Guide: “Are you nuts? There are snakes in the water!”
One note before watching this video: all five of my fingers are still intact. That being said, enjoy!