Day 2: Marketplace and a Walking Tour of Jamestown (one of the oldest districts in the city of Accra). Sadly also one of the poorer, but it still holds beauty. Images of the harbor, lighthouse and colonial buildings. Interesting fact: Jamestown is home to several boxing champions – one notably the lightweight champion Richard Commey.
Day 3: Aqua “Safari” and Crocodile Island. My camera was ready to see some wildlife! Not quite the safari I had hoped for, but I saw a white peacock and black swans before taking a soothing boat ride to crocodile island.
Day 5: Yes, Africa has beaches! Probably the only two people getting laughed at for tanning on the beach; particularly from our personal driver, Ansa. What can I say, we love the sun.
Lodging @ African Regent Hotel: A museum more like it! Wall to wall sculptures.
And the view from the pool side couldn’t be missed with the art deco condominiums, which just so happened to be the backdrop for my photos.
Her day, Birthday SLAY. And the best food ever!: I told her “don’t get too wild. You might fall in the pool and I can’t save you!” The rules were no eating and drinking by the pool. Clearly we didn’t follow them. Sergeant (as she will be named) was eyeing us like a hawk making sure we didn’t break anything.
After sun bathing at the pool all day, we went to an Italian restaurant for dinner. Now I don’t know if we were super hungry or the food was really good, but it was SO AMAZING! I had pizza (of course) and she had lobster tails.
We made it to the end and it was time to explore the Castles.
An experience hard to put into words. Two of three castles in Ghana that held thousands of slaves before they were sold to the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean.