So it’s our second day in Kumasi. We started the day with breakfast at the Engineering Guest House (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) where we are staying. The breakfast was menu style and consisted of eggs, bread, and choice of meat. After breakfast, we took a nice morning walk to the classroom where our lecture was held. To give us background information for our later tour of the Manyhia Palace, Dr. Willhelmina discussed with us the history and importance of Ashanti Nationalism and the Golden Stool.
After concluding the lecture, we traveled to the Manyhia Palace. Our tour guides from the Aya Centre informed us of the importance of the ceremony that was taking place on the lawn of the Palace. We were lucky enough to get within a couple of feet of the King of the Ashanti region, a fortune many lifetime Ghanaians are not able to experience.
We quickly loaded the bus and headed to the hotel for a quick rest before dance class. All of my classmates agree that the dance class is amemory that we will hold sacred for the rest of our lives. Dressed in authentic Ghanaian attire, we went through a series of traditional dance steps with our instructor, Reggie.
We concluded that day with dinner at Chop Sticks, a local Chinese restaurant. Many of our classmates agreed that this was the best day of our trip! Until next time….