Eating With My DAD!

Eating With My DAD!

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Thank you very much to 23andMe for sponsoring this video. Learning about my ancestry and discovering some of my taste preferences, and comparing them with my Dad, was fascinating. He and I both had a great time meeting and eating. We happen to be traveling in Ghana, and my Dad happened to be in Nairobi, Kenya for a few days having some meetings, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity, to meet my Dad. Luckily it all worked out smoothly!

Accra, Ghana

Waakye – 8 GHC ($1.80) – Waakye is a popular Ghanaian food / meal, and that’s what we started the day with. You get rice and beans, a number of other starches, and some tomato sauce stew and meats, all piled high into a leaf bowl. It was delicious!

Makola Market – Next we visited Makola Market, the largest and most energetic market in Accra. It’s a must visit, to see the energy and life at the market.

The Accra Arts Center – Finally, we stopped off at the Accra Arts Center to buy a few things before leaving in at night.

Accra to Nairobi – We had a late night flight, and we landed early at sunrise to cool Nairobi!

After checking into a hotel just for 1 night, we took a quick hour nap, and then jumped into a taxi to go meet my Dad who was staying at a guesthouse.

It was great to see my Dad and at the guesthouse we compared our ancestry and our taste preference.

Then we went to go eat some Kenyan food, which was a highlight. Now do you know where I got my love for food from?

Java House coffee – Finally, as you already know, I have a tendency to enjoy caffeine, and so does my Dad. So it was only right to stop for a cup of coffee to finish.

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33 Responses

  1. Mark Wiens says:

    Big thank you to 23andMe for sponsoring this video. Check them out here: More Ghana food videos coming next!

  2. Ehmmm Jay says:

    At first I didn’t think you and your dad looked all that similar, but as soon as you guys smile/laugh it’s like twins!

  3. Sahvin Mumar says:

    Your dad so cool Mark! Hope to see more of him in your videos…❤️

  4. Asiya K says:

    Woow Asante Mark! ?⚘ you have reminded me East Africa. I was also born there in Tz. & lived till the age of 18. I eat ugali and maharage till now we cook at home we can not miss East African food. Nice to see your father and where’s your mother? Greetings from Muscat – Oman

  5. FitAngie says:

    Awe your dad is such a fun loving man, how awesome it is that you both got to spend some quality time together with Ying and Micah. It’s very interesting the results you both got with the DNA report. Thank you for sharing another great video Mark.

  6. Tennyson Cck says:

    the dislikes are from the jealous people.

  7. Yun Chun says:

    Next trip to Wakkanda please!

  8. Kitten Ivy says:

    Aww Mark that is so nice to have a day with your Dad! Your Dad looks like the kind of person that has some amazing stories! Ty for taking us with you on your amazing journey!

  9. Japan Exploring says:

    Awesome video as always, Dad is so cool.. I can tell he is so proud of you. Big thumbs up as always! My favorite channel!

  10. Veronica Nand says:

    Thanks for introducing us to your dad! Hopefully you’ll introduce us to your mom as well. Great video!

  11. Karina Karina says:

    You definitely took after your dad when it comes to eating for sure haha!! Love it!

  12. Kim bw says:

    Mark, your dad exudes the same positive, pure spirit as you. You both embrace different cultures in their entirety and leave a positive impact wherever you go. thank you for introducing us to your dad and bringing us on these adventures. Wishing you continued success amigo.

    • The Cat says:

      you realize they are playing for the cameras. no way there isnt resentment and mutual incomprehension between them, as they are entirely different racial backgrounds. im sure mark feels a communication barrier, as all of us mixed races do.

  13. serge carrillo says:

    Happy Father’s day to you both! Awesome video.

  14. JGMDSN 66 says:

    Very cool to “meat” your Dad. Too funny! He has similar mannerisms (a bit of a head tilt when he eats something really good!) as you, as well as your general joyous and gracious nature. Thanks for the intro! Another great video…thanks, as always, for sharing your experiences, Mark! Say “Hi” to Ying and Micah and safe travels!

  15. Village Food Life says:

    Wow! a wonderful videos with your dad. love your videos mark; you are great

  16. nu says:

    Family food log? wow air hostess are really looking beautiful… everyone has different beauty …. black s also beauty …chapathi in Kenya….it’s an Indian food..mark u r telling we love sauce we love spicy I’m gonna tell you that we love u all

  17. Drake Santiago says:

    You are fortunate to have a dad who seems so convivial, adventurous, and instilled in you a thirst for travel and experiencing other cultures. I wish more fathers would encourage their children to explore and learn about other cultures. The world would be a better place.

  18. Englishman in Malta says:

    Nice mark !! So lucky to spend time with your dad !! Wish I could xx

  19. Afric Network says:

    Love this! cant wait to go to ghana and kenya, also ethiopia. So many countries to go to. Love micah to and how he talks.

  20. Amanda says:

    DAD ♥

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