GHANA on the GO
Discover India|September - October 2020
His Excellency Mike Gabo Oquaye, the Ambassador of Ghana to India, talks to SUSH CLAYS about his favourite Indian holiday experiences—from adventuring in Shimla to romancing in Udaipur.
SUSH CLAYS

Which is that one holiday in India that struck a chord with you?

India is a fantastic country; a subcontinent with lots of beautiful locations. But the one place that was the most unique for me was Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. We stayed at the lovely Wildflower Hall (oberoihotels.com), and it was one of my most memorable family holidays.

Cultures around the world always seem to have similarities to one’s own. What about India do you think is closest to Ghana?

One cultural aspect that is very similar is the extended family system. The role of the mother, in both India and Africa, is unique. She is the centre and the engine of the whole family. We love spices like Indians do, and we also share our colonial ancestry. India is an enigma, with First World capabilities and Third World experiences. The country is an example that we want to use for our future, and when it comes to South Asia, India is unarguably our best friend.

What about the country surprised you, and what are your tips for travellers who are visiting India for the first time?

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