Thanks to Ghana’s Republic Day last Friday, July 1st, we had a three-day weekend. A few Brits from the High Commission and DFID (the British equivalent of USAID) invited us with them on a getaway. While the drive was a bit iffy (the last 8km was on a dirt road with mega potholes and small streams—thank goodness for the Land Rover we rode in!), we had a lovely relaxing weekend on a beautiful beach. It was great to be able to take advantage of living on the coast, being able to put out feet in the ocean, free from plastic bags and human waste (we hope!). The eco-lodge we stayed at was empty, and we had the beach to ourselves. Food at the hotel’s restaurants included fresh-caught lobster (while much more spiny than Maine lobster, it was delicious and a birthday weekend treat!) and prawn, avocado and papaya salad. Yummy.
Note: At the eco-lodge, we noticed that our bed net was actually from UNICEF. We didn’t know that UNICEF was in the business of making bed nets for tourist destinations.