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What Ghana has to Offer
Ghana as of 2011 has actually relatively few tourists, a lot of the Europeans or other Nationalities I have spoken to are either doing business in Ghana or are NGO volunteers. Ghana however has a huge potential for tourism and makes an excellent winter sun destination particularly from the U.K ,being only 6 hours from the UK by plane.
There is no jet lag since the time zone is GMT, except of 1 hour variations when the clocks go back or forward in the UK. The currency is the Cedis for which you get approximately twice as much for the equivalent GBP; thus for one pound you get 2 cedis. Food and drink is cheaper than in the Uk
Ghana as a Country is politically stable and has been for some time .The population in Ghana is generally peaceful & in the main are more law abiding than the British. Also being an ex British colony virtually everyone can speak English
Although inner city areas are typically " third world " generally all the beach areas are pretty much in good condition with swimming at Labadi and kokrobite for instance.
Good weather can almost always be guaranteed with temperatures around 29 centigrade , which generally never goes above 33. The humidity is higher in my experience near the coast, the sun is somewhat filtered by the hazy atmosphere so that the effect f being in the sun is of a "slow burn" . Their winter is opposite to the UK and starts around June, with sometimes quite heavy rain from June to August .
Ghana provides an excellent safe introduction to the continent of Africa.
Editor knowledge of Ghana
The editor of this web site(me) is a middle aged Englishman , who is married to a Ghanaian, has traveled Europe fairly extensively but is still fairly new to the African continent.
Originally I am from the North East of England; the only point in mentioning this, is that my perspective will likely be the same for people like you from similar backgrounds and tastes.
I do not look at things through rose tinted glasses and if I do not like something about Ghana you probably wouldn't either if placed in the same place and circumstances.
Being as diplomatic as a Yorkshireman on a bad day , you might find this site more accurate than a web site trying to sell some thing,since I tend to just state things as I found them.
The aim however is not to upset everyone just to try & post useful information; I have travelled back and forth from the Uk to Ghana since 2005 and have lived there for extened periods so its fair to say I know quite a bit about about Ghana and Ghanaians
There is a dedicated Java and MySQL database on this site which holds over 1600 records on everything from schools, hospitals to where you can get a tattoo. To give it a go just click on the link : Database
Andy Brookes BSc(Biol),FRES The editor Andy Brookes BSc(Biol),FRES can be contacted at the following email address:
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