Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration 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?

April 2006-April 2011:

5 years of bringing readers insights into life in Ghana! Thank you!

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA


Ordering Food in Accra was Never this much Fun!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Welcome to Latest Entry of Taxis in Accra...TOP CAB!

 It was bound to happen sooner rather than later: a new taxi service that would rival Gold Cab, which I have been patronising since 2006, when it broke out on the Ghanaian market.

Interesting thing, though, is that this taxi service has most of its employees coming directly from...Gold Cab!

The downs: No uniform; some 3GHC more expensive than Gold Cab; not all the drivers speak good English; they don't charge per half-hour, meaning ten minutes after an hour, you pay for TWO hours!; very little publicity yet

The upsides: you can ride discreetly in a car with private number plates (white), like GOLD CAB. Only thing is a passing glance might make others feel you're in a limousine BMW 5-series!!; the 15GHC, or roughly US$10.5 for a drop, and an hour, they charge is almost akin to regular  yellow-plated taxis; the car is spacious and more discreet than GOLD CAB's UK Cab, which is too conspicuous; you can pay at the end of the month when you patronise their services

So far, so very Chinese for a car! The Chinese are not coming; they're already here!

These guys at TOP CAB have a fleet of some 16 cars--all black-like "BRILLIANCE" cars.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy New Year 2011! Happy New Change of Name...for A&C Mall?

The absence is unforgivable if you're into moral theorizing and whatnot, but if you're carefree, sue me!;-)

Life needed to be lived outside the computer, so I lived it;-) The festive season called--as always--for intimate times spent together, so I did that, too!

It's not just kind of great to be back--it's truly to be back.

I will not make any promises for 2011--save to say that it promises--in theory--to be a great one for all! As for this blog, I will do the very best to bring you more unique insights into the capital of Accra.

Over the next couple of days, I will bring you sights from the festive a way of warming one up for the year--especially February when I pretend to bring you sharper and more distinctive entries;-)

On the specific case of the erstwhile A&C Shopping Mall, the name-change has not come as a surprise. Bye-bye A&C Mall, welcome A&C, erm, Square!


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