When I boarded the flight I did not know what to expect from Ghana, I wanted to go with the flow. The only thing I researched were the weather conditions during the period I would be there for, in order for me to plan what to pack.
I underestimated the heat in Ghana, upon landing the humidity hit me so hard. The first two days I constantly wanted to sleep because I could not tolerate the heat, but eventually on day three my body climatised, I was up and about seeing the town.
PLACES TO SEE IN GHANA
Nkwame Nkurumah Memorial: A must see, to learn about Ghana’s first democratically elected president. You will walk away from this place feeling patriotic about being an African.
Chez Clarisse: This is the best spot for traditional Ghanaian food. Try out the Tilapia Fish dish on the menu.
Makola Market: The biggest West African Market, be prepared for a lot of human traffic. You can get the best unrefined shea butter for your hair or different print patterns of the Kente cloth.
Jamestown: The James fort the first and oldest town built in Ghana,
Labadi Beach Hotel: For a good swim and sundown drinks pop in at Labadi Beach hotel, you could even walk to the private beach . Their service is impeccable.
THE BENEFITS OF HUMIDITY ON MY HAIR
Humidity opens your hair follicles allowing for moisture to seep through keeping your hair moiturised from root to tip.
CARRYING MPL TO GHANA
Traveling to a place as hot as Ghana you need to pack a good hair moisturiser. I brought with me my trusted MPL Hair Strengthening Créme and Coconut Oil moisturiser. The MPL Hair Strengthening Créme is a unique blend of Amla and botanical extracts and this crème assists in strengthening and conditioning the hair from root to tip. With the MPL Hair Strengthening Créme I applied it every second day to my hair and it was not heavy on my hair especially through the extremely hot weather. I used the MPL Coconut oil to restore dry hair.
Images by Fundiswa Ntoyi
Love, Siki Msuseni