In my 3rd post of our visions of Ghana, I’ll take you on a tour of the houses, schools and markets. During the first 2 weeks of our trip, we had the opportunity to stay in a very rural area and see first hand the everyday life of Ghanaians in this area. We visited the local villages, met with 3 village Chiefs (called a Nana) and their families, bought grocery from the market & cooked traditional Ghanaian dishes. When visiting a new place, the tourist attractions are nice but the real vibrations of the area & the people is what I enjoy most. We were welcomed and treated like family by everyone we met. Instantly, I became a Sister to the Ladies at the market. Everyone of my newly found sisters gave me lessons in Twi. They did get a good laugh as I struggled to pronounce some of the words.
The houses in Ghana are constructed out of mud or cement block, keeping them cool on the inside. Depending on what area you are in, electricity is available. We saw mansions spread out on the mountain sides and we saw mud houses without running water & electricity. Enjoy the pics of all these types of houses.
It was a pleasant sight to see so many school children dressed in colorful uniforms. As we walked thru one school yard, I did get the attention of a few students who came to the window to see the “visitor”. I captured my favorite photo at this school. Check it out below.
Shopping in Ghana is on another level!!! Mr. Benoit was happy I couldn’t hang (save some $$$). LOL
Enjoy the Visions of Ghana. Peace n Blessings
House in Ghana
House In Ghana
Family House in Ghana
Family life in the Bush
Overlooking Lake Bosumtwi
Kitchens are detached from the Main House.
Inside the kitchen
The kitchen stove. The fufu with ground nut soup is ready!!
Memories of an old chop bar. A Chop Bar is a restaurant.
Beautiful Ghanaian Homes
School in a small village
The Teacher and His Students
I attracted the attention of a few of students who came to the window, allowing me to capture this amazing photo. BEAUTIFUL. This is my favorite picture from the trip!
Beautiful Smiles from School Children of Ghana
Students touring a museum in Kumassi
Her eyes say it all.
This Lil Lady was just getting home from school.
Student Dorms at KNUST University in Kumassi.
Students on their way to school. Love the uniforms!
This is how you go to the store in Ghana
Ghanaian tailor puttin the final touches on a traditional Akan smock for Bryant.
The women carry large tubs filled with items on their head. These tubs can get very heavy. Much RESPECT to the women of Africa for their strength!
The Market has EVERYTHANG!
Traditional Akan Smocks
A Day at the Market
Beautiful Colors of the Market! This market is bustling with merchants/entrepreneurs, selling their crops.
The markets are full of fresh fruits, spices & vegitables. From the seed to the table.
This looks like a heavy load; she makes it look easy.
Market Merchant selling her yams. These are used to make fufu and other Ghanaian dishes.
Outdoor Roadside Market.
“The Store” in Ghana
Everything you need is within walking distance at this market.
Open Air Shopping
Stores are roadside and packed with shoppers.
A street lined with shops – The Market
The Market in Elmina
I would have spent way tooo much $$ if I stayed in this market too long. They have clothing, fabric, hand made sandals, purses, jewelry, carvings and art.