Ghana, 6th

Ghana, 6th

by Philip Briggs
     
 

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The most detailed resource for travelers wanting to explore Ghana's wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls.See more details below

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The most detailed resource for travelers wanting to explore Ghana's wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls.

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Reviews of previous edition Philip Briggs is clearly not only an expert on travel in Africa but also someone who cares deeply about the countries he is visiting.' - Traveller Magazine 'Highly informative and rich in local detail' - Wanderlust 'The best guidebook to the country.' - The Sunday Times 'One of the few comprehensive guides available.' - Time Out 'The best guide to Ghana.' - Elle 'Contains a wealth of information for travellers of all budgets.' - Footloose

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841624785
Publisher:
Bradt Publications UK
Publication date:
02/15/2014
Series:
Bradt Travel Guide Series
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
374,343
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Excerpt from previous editionSituated on the thin strip of land that separates the shallow Benya Lagoon from the Atlantic, Elmina is a fascinating and strikingly attractive small town, at least the equal of nearby Cape Coast in terms of historical sightseeing, though often overlooked by tourists in favor of its larger neighbor. The town started life as a fishing and salt-producing village roughly 700 years ago and, despite having served as first the Portuguese and later the Dutch headquarters in West Africa, an overgrown fishing village is basically what Elmina remains today, the rich harvest of the surrounding ocean supplemented by the production of salt from the brackish lagoon. Back in its economic heyday, however, Elmina lay at the heart of the West African gold trade.

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