Neighbourhood history lessons of a sneaky black chief who tricked the Danes for a while – a visit to Osu Castle in Accra, Ghana.

A long time ago on this beach in Accra.... I look at the photo of the beach that I had taken the previous day and I picture Nicholas, our art teacher standing there over 30 years ago. A young student taking photos of the castle for artistic inspiration, with his film camera. Innocently considering the…

Of Mice and Men – our very own Jack Black in Ghana who helped our Accra rat problem!

A few weeks ago I had a small chuckle to myself as the Rat Man entered our home; a plumber arrives at ones house with a grubby grease stained shirt and his tool box, an electrician in much the same manner, but the Rat Man simply arrives with a small black packet in hand. His…

Nay to all that marketing but YAY for the monthly Green Butterfly market in Accra, Ghana!

Life is simpler here! One of the things I love about living in Ghana is that there is no consumerist culture. I hardly go to the mall unless we need something from Game or Shoprite or we make a rare trip to the one of the two movie cinemas in Accra. I don’t miss being…

A full plate for my first post – the birth of my blog about expat life in Accra Ghana

After living in Ghana for the last 3 years I have started a blog about our colourful experiences living as expats in Accra. I will post about Things to do in Accra and other parts of Ghana and I hope it can help those who are interested in coming to travel or live here.