So today, August 30, we went on a little adventure to two attractions in Cape Coast. The first one was the International Stingless Bee Centre. This is a center is a habitat for four species of stingless bees. These bees are naturally born without stingers and hence, the name. Singless bees. Here are a few pictures of the village we walked through to get there and the center itself.
On the Bee Walkway hike
Walking to the Bee Center
One of the bee hives
Entrance to the center
Most of the gang at the center
Another one of the hives
After the bee center, we went to Hans Cottage and had some yummy food and got to see some scary alligators..sorry no pictures of the alligators, I had to pay to take pictures. Uh pass.
Entrance to Hans Cottage
Hans Cottage sign
So the food here is freakin delicious. I mean, if you don’t like rice or beans, you’re kind of in trouble. But I seriously enjoy it SO much. This dish, called fufu, is pounded cassava plant with plantains and it makes this sticky dough. The dough is then put into one of the different kind of soups, normally either okro stew, groundnut soup, or light soup. I had it with light soup. This was the first time I ever tried it and let me tell you, light soup is heavy on the spice…I thought I was going to seriously breath fire. It was still enjoyable and I will definitely be getting it again. Oh, and that is not a bug in the picture on the fufu, it’s just part of the soup.
Fufu. Omm nom nom
This picture does not do the city any justice. This is only part of the town but just imagine a lot a roads, a lot of shops, and a lot of houses.
One of the many villages in Cape Coast
Here are a couple pictures of where I have been residing and where I am staying for the semester!
The room I share with my roommate, Lena.
My side of the room