Paloma Gutierrez’s updates

New:
 
I recommend adding “Elimax Spot” (on the road to Elmina Castle, across from the Almond Tree Guest House) to your book. The owner, Eli, cooks for the volunteers that work with an organization (Women in Progress) and she is incredible. She is used to Western tastes, has a wide vegetarian selection, and might just be the friendliest person in Ghana.  She does a “menu of the day” each night, that always includes a salad for 3.50 cedi.
 
Negative:
 
The Matvin hotel in Hohoe should NOT be recommended! The place was literally crawling with bugs, we had to beg for top sheets, and the restaurant served up the worst food (not even close to what we ordered) that I have experienced in a month of being in Ghana!
 
Recommendation:
I think the Bradt Guide should warn readers to be very proactive about getting STC bus tickets in advance, if they really want to take that bus for long trips instead  of Tro-tros. In many weekend trips to different parts of the country, the STC tickets are always sold out, seemingly days in advance.
 
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One thought on “Paloma Gutierrez’s updates

  1. Lucinda Wright says:

    We have just returned from Ghana, and also ate dinner at Elimax Spot. We also did a cooking class with Eli, a workshop supported by Global Mamas, a local NGO. Eli is an amazing cook, her meals are delicious and she is certainly very welcoming. Look into Global Mamas too, there is a business center in Cape Coast, and we were given an outstanding walking tour of the town by George. I would highly recommend both of these things.

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