All beautiful things must come to an end and such was the case for my 12 day trip in Ghana. I was sad to leave. Below is my last day Ghana 2015|Vlog #12| Last Day & Departure.
The day started of with us leaving Kumasi super early to board a VIP charter bus back to Accra. It was very rainy that morning and my brother Kwaku was yelling at me because I wasn’t packet yet. Um just because I have a lot stuff on my bed that doesn’t mean I am not packed. I can pack that ish up in five minutes.
Please don’t test me, it’s way too early.
When we arrived in Accra, I think it was about 1 pm. We checked into Midini Hotel for our overnight stay. Usually when departing Ghana, we always stay at my uncle William’s house in Accra but my bro and sis in law decided to book us this hotel instead.
My uncle’s house in Accra (see Vlog # 1) frequently lost power (as a result of Dumsor Dumsor) and they (as in my bro, sis in law and niece) wanted guaranteed power (plus a pool to swim in) for their last day in Ghana. A hotel was cool with me because it wasn’t my coins paying for it. So I was definitely down! I’ve never stayed in a hotel in Ghana. Though, I did once (during my 2010 trip) spend the night in a hostel in Kumasi.
They chose Midini Hotel because it’s very close to Kotoka International Airport. It wasn’t too expensive either. I think it was $142 a night but I could be wrong. I shared a room with my mom. My bro, sis in law and niece were all in one room. Both rooms had two beds. The hotel was okay. It served it’s purpose but I wouldn’t write home about it. The first thing we did when we arrived was swim and eat! Well my bro, sis in law and niece swam. I just ate and uploaded pictures to Instagram via their excellent Wi-Fi.
My mom and I don’t know how to swim, like mother and daughter. I ordered a quesadilla and a Blue Lagoon (pictured below).
I give my analysis on the “quesadilla” in my vlog. However, I can tell you right now that the Blue Lagoon was not strong enough. It tasted like straight juice, no buzz or nuttin.
Later on that night, we ate dinner at La Tante DC 10. It’s an old Ghana Airways plane that was converted into a restaurant. I remember some years ago watching this video here about its opening and thinking to myself “wow that’s a really cool & creative concept”.
I only wanted to eat there so I could vlog and take pictures (#InstagramFlex). The restaurant looks really cool from the outside, especially in the daytime. That is when I first spotted it. However,once inside, it’s very underwhelming and the food wasn’t fresh. Maybe we went too late, even though it was only about 8 pm. It felt like we were on the Delta plane that flew us to Ghana. Even that plane was more lively than this one. There was nothing special about it at all and I wouldn’t recommend it. It lacked ambiance.
The next morning our flight was delayed. Typical Delta Airlines behavior! But it was cool because we didn’t have to wake up at the butt of dawn as we had previously planned to. Our original flight was scheduled for 9am. My niece and sis in law went for breakfast at the hotel. The dining area was absolutely gorgeous and had lovely decor. My niece got pancakes that looked like crepe. She got sick and threw up at the airport so I ate her pancakes for her. They were yummy. We boarded our flight and that concluded Ghana 2015!
I would love to visit other regions of Ghana. I would like to explore the Northern region (read about it here, it’s calling my name) and just explore ALL that Ghana has to offer!! 🙂
Thanks so much for watching and reading. Have a very blessed week!