Web Discovery: Beaches of Ghana

Following the Global Voices blogs offer opportunities for vicarious travel (besides insights into bloggers from around the world). Like this one on the best beaches of Ghana.

The actual blog featured is written by Gayle Pescud. And there is one photograph which I will link here which interested me (being a history buff).

Cape Coast and Cape Coast Castle (photo linked from here)

What interested me was the castle at the back. I was recently reading the Decline and Fall of the British Empire by Piers Brendon and there is a big section on the trans-Atlantic slave trade that the British empire spawned (followed by other European empires). The castle at the back, called Cape Coast Castle, was at one time used as a slaving trade post.

It gives a different meaning to “getting a tan at the beach”.

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