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Ghana's Colonial Past and Most Loved Cocoa Nestled between the surreal environs of Cote d'Ivoire and Togo is the Republic of Ghana, a western African nation that is renowned for its cocoa. A former British colony, the nation gained its independence in 1957. Ghana's emancipation earned it the distinc..
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Souvenirs from Ghana

Ghana offers many unique experiences to the seasoned traveler, and Ghanaian souvenirs are equally remarkable. You may choose to celebrate your vacation with a piece of tribal art, like a wooden mask or animal sculpture created out of hides, a ceremonial drum or woven bead necklace. A distinctive gift is a brass figurine, traditionally used on scales to weigh pieces of precious metal, or, perhaps, a piece of pottery to place flowers or bric-a-brac in. Carved and stamped gold and silver jewelry, done in decorative swirls, is a lovely souvenir from Ghana, or a necklace of hundreds of glass trade beads will create as much of a dramatic impact to everyday outfits. Speaking of outfits, you can also purchase traditional Ghanaian clothing, or hand-loomed fabric to have made into clothing, house linens or wall hangings. Found at every market, you will want to pick up many T-shirts, key chains and refrigerator magnets to share upon your return.

The Terrain of Ghana

Ghana enjoys a warm climate year round, and has a shoreline on the Gulf of Guinea, that morphs into plains and gentle hills. The largest artificial lake in the world, Lake Volta extends over 400 km of the Ghana, and is the source of many of the rivers that cross through the country. It is also a main power source for the country, and is used as means of transportation. Plans are underway to begin farming fish in its waters. There are 2 seasons in Ghana, wet and dry. Due to the country's location, the northern half experiences the rainy season from March to November, while the southern season is delayed until April. The highest point in the country is Mount Aradjato, located in the Akwapim-Togo Ranges. The evergreen and deciduous forests of Ghana contain many different types of trees, such as mangroves, oil palms, acacias, mahogany, odum, ebony, boababs and shea.

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