My friends — Stephanie from home and a local we met along our adventures named Michael — and I finally find some seats, although the tables are uncomfortably close, forcing us to press our backs against others as we eat.
Despite the fact Ghana is a very inexpensive country for most westerners, the Accra Mall food court is pricey, as you’ll find many of the capital’s business professionals and middle and upper classes spending their free time here.
I’m too enthralled with what’s playing out before me. The waiter running over with the complimentary bottle of Champagne? “In Ghana it’s typical to propose after two or three dates.
It’s like I’m watching a real life version of , only instead of going to an ambient restaurant or having a fun experiential date the setting is the mall food court. Also, why the hell would anyone propose at the mall, let along in the food court?! “Please explain to me what just happened here.” He laughs, as he’s aware of the big deal that goes into American wedding proposals and the length of time people in the U. After that it’s seen as taking advantage of the friendship.” Wow.
If the families agreed it was a worthwhile arrangement, the bridegroom would give the bride’s family a gift, typically money and (head wine).