Ghana's move to digital migration is...smart TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration is...smart TV!!

What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?




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Friday, August 20, 2010

Signed, Sealed and Delivered by Accra's X-Men

Disappointed by the fact that my usual haunt--Allure SPA--at A&C Shopping Mall had closed down, I decided to find the next best place.

I honestly didn't know "best" was going to mean "expensive", but I must confess: it really was worth it!

Arriving to the place some couple of hundred metres from the said-mall, I walked inside to have the door opened for me.

"Uh-oh!" I thought. That itself must already be 1ghC! I was quickly ushered to a small, albeit snazzy, counter in the corner, with a lovely, young and personable lady explaining almost-everything about what the X-men outfit was going to do to revolutionize the typical barbering experience.

I'm sure you can see:

  • Barbering
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Massage
  • Lounge bar!
  • Pool table!
  • [FREE wireless] Internet!
The exclamation points are certainly my emphasis as that was the last thing I expected. So let us quickly go through my experience:

1. I got a haircut...
2....followed by a clean shave(!) [there was a little stubble...] and after-shave...
3. ...followed by a wash of my hair with shampoo...
4. ...followed by a wash of my face with some sweet-smelling herbs
5....followed by a mini-neck massage...
6...followed by...a clean-cut and clean-shaven me!

I was asked to write my name, and was handed a receipt with my name...and a complimentary sweet!

Paying 12ghc (circa US$8.27 ) might have been comparatively more expensive than the erstwhile 7ghc I used to pay with ALLURE SPA, but in a typically-L'Oreal moment...(pre-2000):


I'm worth it! ;-))

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