|The Independence Square|
Another thing to watch out for are the guys asking your name. As soon as they find it out, they start making an armband or a key ring with your name on it. And if you refuse to buy it they make a big deal out of it. The easiest is to buy it from one and wear it visibly for the rest of the time in Accra, but also in Kumasi and other bigger cities where the same business plan is in action.
Here is a video how the armband is made:
So what did we do in Accra? We started the day by going to the National Museum which turned out to be closed for the renovation. We still got a guided tour in the small sculpture garden and they allowed us to look into the empty museum building. The sculptures in the garden were not in the best state, but they are all about the culture of Ghana and the guide was explaining the story behind each of them. The guide was doing a good job but the whole museum didn't look very impressive and the renovation works looked more about just painting the walls white than modernizing the whole setup.
|Sculpture of a drum player|
|Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park|
|Beach covered with trash and shacks where people actually live or have their small businesses|
|Courtyard of Osu Castle.|
|Interior of Osu Castle|
|Cannons of Osu Castle|
|Horse riding and acrobats|