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Month: October 2014

Traveling to region number 3-the Eastern region!

Traveling to region number 3-the Eastern region!

        I’m pleased to say that last week I was able to complete the first rough draft of my education research methods assignment.  It’s pretty rough-but that’s why it’s called a rough draft!  Along with continuing to put my nose to the grind, I found a delightful pastry in a delightful supermarket (which means a lot) and I got to visit the Eastern region-the third region of Ghana I’ve visited!  Here’s a look at last week’s activities….

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Another night in Osu

Another night in Osu

            Now that the middle of the semester is underway, there’s not a whole lot of time for socializing.  People here are extremely friendly and always inviting me to events, so it’s a bit torturous to turn them down!  Work is on the mind for now and taking up at least 90% of time throughout the week and weekend.  I did however, get to say goodbye to a new friend who’s headed home after some volunteer…

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Making my way to Medina Market

Making my way to Medina Market

          One of the major challenges in moving to a foreign country is learning what and what not to eat.  I face this challenge weekly.  Until recently, I wasn’t sure where the best grocery stores are located, which ones have the best prices, and what foods and brands are the equivalent of foods back home.  As mentioned last week, I discovered a nice grocery store a bike’s ride down the street from me with some American…

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Keeping a smile

Keeping a smile

The value of the dollar has dropped sharply in the last two weeks, causing happiness for some and heartache for others.  Some Ghanaians believe that the stabilizing of the dollar will help with the crazy inflation that has been rampant in the country since before I arrived.  I am not terribly happy about the drop because it means my dollar doesn’t go nearly as far!  Thus, last week I began buying real food at the grocery store.  In other words,…

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