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GHANA TOURISM: THOUGHTS ON TIPPING

November 29, 2010

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I am prompted to write this post by something I read in a competitor’s review on Trip Advisor: “Service was very friendly & obliging – with the girls doing all the heavy portering! Even my offered tip was gracefully declined.” Ugh….is that something to celebrate? Is that a quality of good service? Where else in […]

KUMASI: SUPER SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010

November 24, 2010

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(BEFORE YOU START READING THIS POST SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE LAST SENTENCE-IT’S POSSIBLY GREAT NEWS FOR YOUR REALLY SUPER SUNDAY IN KUMASI….) HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN THINKING OF MAKING AN IMPROMPTU VISIT TO KUMASI-JUST KICKING UP YOUR HEELS AND HEADING TO KUMASI, THE HEART OF GHANA’S CULTURAL TOURISM? WELL, NOVEMBER 28TH IS THE DAY! […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN HOSTS PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

November 23, 2010

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“out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new day”-a quote from The Lion King Sandee Mandel arrived at Four Villages Inn on her way north to Larabanga to follow LEAH’S DREAM. Leah, Sandee’s daughter, had died tragically in a car crash working here in Ghana for […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN/ESHU PARTNERSHIP… PLUS!

November 22, 2010

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Maya and Tony, honeymooners from the U.K., arrived at Four Villages Inn for a three night stay. I usually ask our guests where they are travelling from and where they stayed. They had come from Cape Coast and they had stayed at Eshu, a spa resort,which they said they had enjoyed very much. I decided […]

THE OLDIE TRAVEL AWARDS: THE BEST AND THE WORST

November 19, 2010

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Throughout this blog, madinghana continually celebrates THE BRADT GUIDE TO GHANA and lately slamming TRIP ADVISOR-see previous post THE BAD… Well, I’m not the only one praising the Bradt Guides. THE OLDIE magazine, out of the U.K. has been too. Best series of Guidebooks Bradt Travel Guides Our judges think Bradt is ‘the guidebook that […]

KUMASI: NOVEMBER 20TH-CONCERT

November 14, 2010

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Planning to visit Kumasi on the weekend of the 20th November. Well your timing is perfect! Check this out. See you there. And, oh yes, as of now there is availability at FOUR VILLAGES INN and should you want us to purchase you an advance ticket (V.I.P. or otherwise) , we can do that for […]

TRIP ADVISOR: THE BAD

November 13, 2010

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NO NAMES…. I remember a travel writer contrasting a review written on Trip Advisor with a review that appears in a guide book. “In all honesty it is sort of the opposite of a guidebook, or complimentary to it, insofar as it really can be very arbitrary with negative reviews based on the smallest thing, […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN ON TRIP ADVISOR-REVIEW 27

November 13, 2010

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Over the next few posts or so, I think I’m going to be blogging about Trip Advisor-the good, the bad and the ugly. This one is about the good. FOUR VILLAGES was reviewed for the 27th time. It was fantastic! Yes, there were glowing accolades; but what was really significant is the couple stayed with […]

GHANA TOURISM-AFRICAN REGENT HOTEL DESTOOLED-Part 1-The Incident

November 1, 2010

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This post could be subtitled: THE ANATOMY OF A SCANDALOUS TOURIST EXPERIENCE. Off the top, this is not a prank. This is not a hoax. What I am commenting on happened and is in the public domain. Ghana is a fledgling democracy and Ghana’s fledgling industries, like tourism, can only soar with the practice of […]

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