Where to Stay : Labadi Beach Hotel

For so many Labadi Beach hotel is the number one hotel in Accra. It has history, status, reputation, location, the beach, and a whole lot more. It is also a good example of the challenges hotels here face, older slower staff, uninterested staff, low maintenance, slow internet, and high levels of condensation damage. However, and…

5 Things to do while chilling out in Accra Ghana.

Experience Accra’s Soccer Fever     Soccer is a national obsession in Ghana. While most of the best Ghanaian players have been snapped up by European teams, you may still catch Michael Essien or André Ayew playing during a World Cup or Africa Cup of Nations play-off game. Local Accra soccer team Hearts of Oak play in the…

Wonderful wonderful Waakye, it’s a #GhanaThing

Waakye is a Ghanaian dish of cooked rice and beans and a very popular dish in Ghana. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and even supper. It originated from the Northern part of Ghana. The main ingredients are rice, bean, red sorghum leaves, salt and water. It’s serving temperature is mostly hot and sold…

Fabulous Fufu, Fabulous Flavour #GhanaThing

Fufu is extremely popular in west and central Africa. However, fufu originated in eastern part of Ghana. The Ghanaian version of Fufu is made by pounding boiled cassava and unripe plantain. Some also uses Yam and Cocoyam but the most preferred is the unripe plantain and cassava.

The Jollof Wars

The fight for Jollof rice rights will never end. Yesterday we got the ultimate proof that neither Ghanaians, nor Nigerians, did invent the Jollof rice. This doesn’t mean that the actual originators are the best at cooking it. The info we got ultimately claims that the Wolof people of Senegal/Gambia originated the meal; because of…

Accra, Ghana, “Africa for beginners”

“Africa for beginners”, that is just one way they describe Ghana, and Accra. It is a far safer, calmer, structured example of life in Africa. Oh, and for the record, the “they” here, refers to “Obroni”, the white folk in this part of the world. But they are in so many ways very correct, but…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! And thank you for finding my little blog all about Accra. This is the city I currently call home, and so while here I thought I would do a small blog about the city, the people, life here and generally anything that takes my fancy on life here in Accra. I…

Jollof, Wolof, yum yum.

The fight for Jollof rice rights will never end. Yesterday we got the ultimate proof that neither Ghanaians, nor Nigerians, did invent the Jollof rice. This doesn’t mean that the actual originators are the best at cooking it. The info we got ultimately claims that the Wolof people of Senegal/Gambia originated the meal; because of…

Smell the coffee….

Ghana has recently made efforts to double its coffee production to 3, 000 metric tons and expand area of lands planted in coffee to nearly 5,000 acres. Although Ghana is the world’s second largest Cocoa producer, it has increased entering into the coffee market and is relatively small in coffee production makes it the third…