It is maybe 100 miles from our hotel in Accra to where we were staying for the wedding, but due to heavy traffic getting out of town, and along the way, it took several hours to cover that distance. A big portion of the wedding party and guests traveled together to the site of the wedding, on the beach at a resort near Cape Coast. We were all packed into a van. It was a fun trip that reminded me somewhat of riding the school bus
Ghana has some of the best infrastructure when compared with its other neighboring west African nations. This means more cars, and more traffic issues. Here are some photos I took along our route.
Ghana is crazy about soccer, and I was happy to see this cab driver is a Liverpool supporter
We saw all kinds of things, mostly just normal people going through their day, coming home from school, from work, etc. At stop lights, there would be lots of people selling all manner of items, but unlike some place I’ve been, they seemed to be marketed more for locals.
Along the road from Accra
One other thing I enjoyed was the various business names. A majority of Ghanaians claim Christianity as their religion, and they seem to wear that on their sleeve, or at least the sign for their business. Names like, “Gods glory haircutting”, “By His Grace…” were frequent In our packed vehicle, I couldn’t photo everything (or even close). Of course I opted for something more childish…
Also, I found what could be one of the more remote Lufthansa offices:
Lufthansa office in suburban Accra, Ghana
We did make a stop along the way, and I decided up on a local favorite, Malta made by guinness. A Nigerian man that was along for the ride told me that Nigeria (not Ireland or the US) is the world’s largest market for Guinness. This is a non-alcoholic drink that is popular here:
Malta by Guinness. I prefer Draught, but this wasn’t bad.
Finally some Chinglish on the van’s window that entertained me, maybe in part since I was sitting next to it for so long on the trip…
Soon after it was dark, we had finally made it out our destination, the Ko-Sa Beach resort near Cape Coast. My next post will talk about our time here.
Do you have any memorable road trips in foreign lands?
Other posts about my Africa trip.
A Trip of Firsts
Initial thoughts on my trip to Ghana
United 787 Dreamliner BusinessFirst from Houston to Lagos
An extended layover in Lagos Nigeria and a flight on Africa World Airways
Cash only in Accra, Ghana, and Africa in general
The drive from Accra to Cape Coast with a van full of wedding guests (this post)
A stay at the Ko-Sa Beach Resort, Cape Coast, Ghana
Exploring history of the slave trade in Cape Coast
Travel to Kakum National Park and being the only obruni on the bus to Accra
A flight on Arik Air and a longer layover at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos
United 787 Dreamliner Business First from Lagos to Houston