If you are meeting people from another country it is important to understand how their customs and values differ or, perhaps, relate to yours. It will make you a more welcomed visitor and will make your trip more meaningful.

In this ABOUT GHANA section we invite you to contribute your experiences if you've been to Ghana or to read about other people's adventures.

The Republic of Ghana is unique in so many ways. On March 6, 1957 it was the first African country to attain independence from colonial rule. It is an English speaking country surrounded by French speaking Togo, Cote D'Ivoire and Burkina Faso. The southern border is a stretch of beautiful coastline with inviting beaches.

Each of Ghana's 10 regions offer a different experience; from infamous slave castles and traditional artisans to game parks and the only canopy walk in Africa. Originally a fishing village, Accra is now a cosmopolitan capital with an international airport. Ghana is near the equator with warm and humid temperatures, a summer rainy season, and a beautiful spring like August.

"Feel Free" is an expression you hear often in Ghana. It means that you are free to be yourself and to explore what interests you. The people are known for their friendliness and hospitality and Ghana has a democratic government that makes keeping visitors happy a priority.

Although Ghana is a small country, about the size of Oregon, the indigenous crafts are collected worldwide and there are many festivals and activities that celebrate its rich culture and heritage. Ghana is the perfect destination for anyone with an interest in African art and culture.
Ghana's World Heritage Sites
by Ellie Schimelman
Glass from the Gold Coast
by Ettagale Blauer
Anansi's Gift of the Magic Thread
by Estelle Carlson
What Tourists Like and Dislike About Ghana
a humorous view by Oti Awere

Some recommended reading to
prepare for your trip to Ghana.
Reflections on My Trip to Ghana
by Kate Donohue

Africa For Africans: A Black Americanís Return to Africa
by Anthony Delaney
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