After getting some sandwiches, or soup or curry depending on our tastes, we took off to go “walk about” on the east side of Accra.
First we walked to the Shoprite mall. It is only of the only enclosed indoor malls I’m aware of in Ghana. It has a very nice, safe Forex Bureau to change money, and I get about the best rate there (it doesn’t seem to be standardized everywhere in the country). So we all changed money, and then went to walk to the Tettah Quarchie Art Market. This is a good sized warren of small craft shops, and one of the best places to shop for souvenirs. Everyone was pretty tired, because most had not slept well on the plane, and then we were jetlagged to boot. So by the time we left and had returned to the hotel (after walking 3 – 4 miles) I think all were pretty tired.
For dinner we decided to go to the DNR, a Turkish restaurant not terribly far from the hotel. When I talked with the front desk to arrange a taxi that could carry us all, the manager graciously offered to have the hotel shuttle van take us there, and then return to pick us up when we were done eating. That was a very nice, comfortable and much appreciated offer – which we gratefully accepted!
Tomorrow morning our driver should be here by 8:30 am to take us down the coast to Elmina. We plan to meet downstairs for breakfast at 7:30, and then we’ll be “on the road again” with strains of Willie Nelson, or the movie Shrek depending on what jumps to your mind…