A wise man once said....

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new." Dalai Lama

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Ghana 1 Arrival and Trip outside the hotel...

Well we have been waiting for the last two weeks for a visa to Ghana. It came through Friday afternoon.  We closed our bags and got the 23.30hr flight to Dubai and onward to Accra.Arrived late yesterday afternoon.
Landed. Sorted out additional formalities and more visa on arrival type of stuff. Chatted with a few passengers. Couple of good stories there.  One chap lives in Hanover, his mother German and Dad from Ghana.  He was coming back to see his Grandfather.  First trip in 34 years.....  Then a  Ghanaian lady from Coventry in UK.  She has lived in Uk for 7 years, where she now calls home,  and was popping back to visit family. All so chatty and friendly. Great trip.  Tiring yes............ and feeling dirty and grubby. Nothing a good shower won't cure. Exciting or what... ? Hope my fellow travelers have as good a time here as we expect to.

Arrived. First a quick relax, shower and then a  cold beer.

Today we woke up very late. Must have had a good 10 hours sleep. Had just had a quick walk outside the hotel.  Its about 25 degrees and windy outside. Not to hot but a bit humid and there is a strange dust in the year.  We are staying in the Royale Fiesta Hotel. Very good and clearly popular with expats and locals alike.

Chatted with the street sellers..Everyone speaks English as well as loads of local languages. Clever stuff.

The hotel location in not "down town" or if it is we only saw the traffic lights at our hotel entrance.  Lots of street sellers chasing cars as the lights turn red. The ladies carry their goods and wares on their heads.  Brilliant balance.  And everyone smiles.  Very friendly.

Looking forward to telling you more about this place.