My Trip to Ghana by Blessing Yakubu

On June 20th 2022 I went to Ghana. Although I had been before this trip was different, I was travelling on my own with intentions to not only see the country but to also gain some work experience in the media industry. 

After a long day of travelling (which included a stop off at Amsterdam I landed in Ghana during the evening. The drive to my accommodation was surreal as it didn’t really feel as if I was in Ghana. 

On the next day I (with the help of my cousin) set an itinerary of places I wanted to see and things I wanted to do, this included visiting places such as trending restaurants, Legon Botanical Gardens, Accra and Achimota Mall. 

Visiting Accra and Achimota Mall was eye-opening as they reminded me exactly of the shopping centres you find in the UK, they had a wide selection of shops and restaurants too. My favourite part of the day was getting food as I ordered jollof rice (one of my favourite meals). 

Being accompanied by my cousin brought me comfort as she helped to show me around the country, she also gave me insight into life as a teen in Ghana, which is an aspect I would like to explore further. I noticed that we shared so many similarities, from the clothes we liked, to the music we listened to and the celebrities we knew. 

By the end of my first week I felt that I had started to assimilate to life in Ghana, I noticed the little changes in things such as greetings and word pronunciations.

On June 20th 2022 I went to Ghana. Although I had been before this trip was different, I was travelling on my own with intentions to not only see the country but to also gain some work experience in the media industry. 

After a long day of travelling (which included a stop off at Amsterdam I landed in Ghana during the evening. The drive to my accommodation was surreal as it didn’t really feel as if I was in Ghana. 

On the next day I (with the help of my cousin) set an itinerary of places I wanted to see and things I wanted to do, this included visiting places such as trending restaurants, Legon Botanical Gardens, Accra and Achimota Mall. 

Visiting Accra and Achimota Mall was eye-opening as they reminded me exactly of the shopping centres you find in the UK, they had a wide selection of shops and restaurants too. My favourite part of the day was getting food as I ordered jollof rice (one of my favourite meals). 

Being accompanied by my cousin brought me comfort as she helped to show me around the country, she also gave me insight into life as a teen in Ghana, which is an aspect I would like to explore further. I noticed that we shared so many similarities, from the clothes we liked, to the music we listened to and the celebrities we knew. 

By the end of my first week I felt that I had started to assimilate to life in Ghana, I noticed the little changes in things such as greetings and word pronunciations.

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