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What to do in Ghana: country of colorful and themed coffins



Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from European colonialism, making it a milestone in African history. Furthermore, the presence of colonization-era forts and castles, such as Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle, tell a powerful story of the slave trade.

But what would be the five best places to visit? We recommend: the vibrant capital, Accra; the Kakum National Park; Elmina Castle; Lake Volta, which is the largest artificial lake by surface area in the world; and Kumasi, which is known as the cultural heart of Ghana.


Now, some practical details: the currency is the Ghanaian Cedi, the official language is English and, for us Brazilians, it is necessary to obtain a visa to visit Ghana.

 

Talking about the socioeconomic and political situation, Ghana is a developing country, and has a diverse economy rich in natural resources. Politically, it is a stable democracy and has been an example for other African countries. We entered by land after traveling from Nigeria and passing through Benin and Togo.



Now let's go to what they never told you about Ghana! We already mentioned the colorful and themed coffins at the beginning. That's right, in Ghana it is common for people to be buried in coffins that represent their work or passion in life. Fishermen are buried in fish-shaped coffins, while fruit sellers can rest forever in a beautiful fruit basket. Curious, isn't it?


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