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Ten Insights into Ghanaian Culture

30 March, 2017

Senya Beraku, Ghana.

 

If you ever plan to visit Ghana, a beautiful coastal nation in the West African tropics, a quick cultural orientation will help you better adapt to the local culture. The following 10 insights are by no means comprehensive, but will certainly set you on the right footing. Click on each of the buttons below to find out more.

 

 

Hospitality

 

 

Cuisine

 

 

Photo credit: © Ben Sutherland

Beer

 

 

Timeliness

 

 

Traveller Perceptions

 

 

Bargaining

 

 

Bribes

 

 

Respect

 

 

Hard work

 

 

Intelligentsia

 

 

So with this quick orientation to some social and cultural aspects of Ghana, I hope you will be better prepared for your trip and will make the most out of it. Ghana is an amazing place to be. Your visit can be even more rewarding if you will adjust your expectations, be open to trying new things, and tune your radar to certain behaviors. Then you will adapt better, flow into the stream of things, and hum along quite beautifully. Have fun! And akwaaba!

 

 

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