MY STAY WITH YAA AND FAMILY
This was my third visit to Ghana, I have always gone self-catering, that was my intention on this, my third visit to Ghana, but I came across (URL HIDDEN) website by accident, while scanning the internet for accommodation.
So I came across a young woman by the name of Yaa, near the area of Amasaman and took an instant liking to her straight away. She is small and finely built, with eyes full of confidence and after spending time at her family home, I have come to realize, she is a mentally strong and spiritual woman.
I was introduced to her mother, brother, cousin and her fiancée.
I booked Yaa’s family home for a month because I wanted a base which was like home away from home, as I was traveling around Ghana for most of my stay.
On my first evening Yaa cooked me a beautiful egg omelet with sardines and bread, which went down very well and unexpected, considering meals were not in the agreed price, so I took this as a Akwaaba (welcome) supper.
When I came back from Cape Coast I asked Yaa about the meals, weather they were included in the price, she replied no. So I told her I liked her cooking and wanted to pay for the meals while I was there, we came to an agreement and their pricing was very economical and fair. From Friday to Sunday.
Yaa is willing to do your laundry on the family’s laundry days, for an agreed fee between you and her.
There are electrical sockets in the room for charging your mobile phone and camera.
Her brother will pickup the baton when she is working or out, he is willing to ensure that you know your way around by accompanying you to the hub of the transport system, showing you the main tro-tro (Commercial vehicle) station to where you will be living, telling you where you get off and where to cross the road for your next change of transport to, let’s say Kumasi, Tema, Accra or Tamale, as well as other destinations.
Yaa’s Mother is very funny once you start getting to know her, she will also be cooking for you, her English is limited but her humor comes through, which makes you warm to her, she cooks a tasty jollof rice with tiny noodles and vegetables.
Things that this family could improve on would be harsh and unfair, because they are only minor things that are not worth mentioning.
This is a really nice family with a very respectful manner towards people, all they ask from you in return is the same, nothing more nothing less.
I would recommend this family home for all single travelers, especially those who will be visiting Ghana for the first time. This will be a great introduction to getting to understand Ghanaian culture as well as living with a real Ghanaian family.
Love ya Yaa and your family ☺