Agence Future Travel log 3.11: Africa - Accra and Kokorobite
Accra, the last capital we would visit in West Africa, was also the ugliest. Its layout has been developed for cars, not pedestrians. Its market in the streets is more high speed than the colourful huge market area of Kumasi. Its religious buildings are churches rather than mosques.
We visited the AITEC fair in the conference centre of the capital. It was a small affair. Most impressive were the hords of young men queueing for a chance to go online for free and write pleading letters to foreign friends. We met two Dutch entrepreneurs who started a web-development company in Accra and went to the official opening, attended by the ambassador, a Dutch colonial preacher and a bus full of singing school kids.
We spent our last two weeks in Kokorobite. We did only one interview but wrote up much of our findings in the comfort of a room with a seashore view, replenished by coconut milk and seafood. We went to visit the Dutch football school of Feyenoord a few towns further up the coast where we filmed during our guided tour by the Belgian director.
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