Alright… last post was a bit of a teaser, let’s get into Accra’s goodness
I love Accra so much for the ease with which you can find things to do. I feel like if you dropped a stranger in Lagos, they wouldn’t be able to design a great day with their internet as their only resource. Correct me if I’m wrong please.
Full disclosure, Remi had been to Accra a few times before so there were places he wanted to show me, but for the most part I just looked up things to do each day and designed the day. I love how much Art there is to see in Accra, from formal galleries to events and how it just seems to be woven into everything.
Our first stop was breakfast- They have these coffee shops called Vida e caffe dotted around town and so we headed to one for a quick bite.
Afterwards we went to Alliance Francaise to look around. It is really more than a french language centre in Accra, it serves as a multi cultural hub and I love that. We saw students in the garden and people in classrooms as well. They have a beautiful garden, a gallery, libraries, study rooms and three outdoor restaurants. It was a quiet Monday so we just walked around the grounds and took photos. We popped into the gallery and they were just wrapping an exhibition and taking down the art which was a bummer. We sat for a drink at one of the restaurants and relaxed. Remi had the infamous “Claab” (Club) Ghana’s national beer and I had an odd looking fruit salad.
Getting around was super easy, taxis were easy to hail and relatively inexpensive. If we were in an area with Wifi or going out from home we used uber which was usually more expensive than the local taxis.
An afternoon nap was in order so we went back ‘home’ ready to explore again later in the evening.
We went to this lovely place called Tea Baa later that evening, so so cute. I loved the entire vibe of the place. It’s the type of place I’d like to own someday soon. We didn’t eat but had a bunch of speciality cocktails which were really good. They had some music playing, jenga and some card games. It would be a great place to go with a small group. We played Jenga and enjoyed the vibe. Sorry I don’t have any great photos, we were trying to be less touristy and enjoy the evening 🙂
Accra day 1 and I was already in love!
(Stay tuned, it gets even better)