Back to Accra!
After visiting Kumasi Market, we checked out some of the Ashanti villages around the city, which are known for their craftsmanship and artistic heritage: Bonwire for Kente (Ghanian woven fabric), Pankrono for pottery, Ampabame Kroform for brass, Ntonso for Adinkra crafts and Ahwiaa for carpentry. Although we didn’t make it to all of them, it was a great inspiration to see the different traditional techniques and skills of the artisans.
At the end, we spent 3 days in Kumasi and we would have loved to continue travelling North and explore more of the upper region, which is known for its architecture, basket weaving and indigo dyeing and more. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time, but we are certain that we will come to Ghana to make our way to the North.
We arrived in Accra in the afternoon. Right away organised an early morning shoot at the Black Star Square and luckily there was enough time to go to the city for dinner. The place we chose, was called Chez Clarisse. This Ivorian restaurant with its grilled tilapia, home-made sauces and other delicious dishes is a must visit. Baku Restaurant, which is close by, would also be on our recommendation list.
We headed back to hotel bar for our daily quinine digestive, trying out the national spirit of Ghana, called Akpeteshie, and got ready for the sunrise shoot. Exciting times ahead!
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