Sight Seeing the African Coast of Guinea


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September 17th 2010
Published: September 18th 2010
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Day 7 - Today we went to the coast to see the slave castles and walk in the tree tops in the rain forest. The trip was long and bumpy. They do not have very good roads in some parts of the country and the pot holes are the size of cars in some places. It took about 4 hours to get to the coast from Kumasi. We stopped at the Kakum National Park first. There we were able to walk in the tree top canopy 40 meters (131 feet) in the air. It was fun I even crossed a bridge without using my hands. Next we went to Elmina Castle where the Portuguese traded slaves and stole the countries resources like gold, ivory and diamonds. After that we went to Cape Coast Castle were the British traded slaves and stole the countries resources. You can see Cape Coast castle from Elmina and Elimina castle from the Cape Coast castle. There are lots of forts around also that were used to warn of attack, but we did not have time to see any of those. We ate dinner at a restaurant on the ocean where a dance group performed while we ate. I had a beef burger that was terrible, my mom had beef and rice which was good so I had some of that and a whole plate of french fries.


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