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Month: November 2014

Discovering some great finds in Osu

Discovering some great finds in Osu

                                   HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE BACK HOME                                           AND TO ALL OF YOU AROUND THE WORLD! When I first arrived in Ghana, everything felt so foreign; the places, the food, and the atmosphere.  Now that I’m beginning to learn my way around, I’ve been able to…

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Finding comforts of home

Finding comforts of home

          Being so far away from home, it’s nice to have some comforts around.  Although I brought as many things along with me in my suitcase as possible—comfy bedroom slippers, hair accessories, my favorite pajama set—it’s nice to walk in a store and see something familiar, such as imports from the US.  So last week, when I saw a familiar kitchen staple, I knew I had to have it.  Along with cooking some traditional American dishes,…

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Giving my third Rotary Presentation to the Rotary Club of Accra-East

Giving my third Rotary Presentation to the Rotary Club of Accra-East

          Last week was pretty low key as I continued to work away to finish the semester strong.  Between group assignments, papers, and the daily struggles of African life (transportation, the heat, indoor bugs and lizards, and water and power outages) sometimes I look around and wonder what to tackle next!  I did, however, have a chance to break away from studies last Thursday and give a Rotary presentation at the African Regent Hotel.  Here’s a look…

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Vacation to region number 4-the Volta region!

Vacation to region number 4-the Volta region!

                Last week I visited region number 4 of Ghana—the Volta Region.  The trip provided a much needed break from the craziness of papers, projects, and group assignments.  (I was meeting with my group last Friday and had already spent much too long at the meeting.  I finally stood up and said, “Sorry guys, but I’m heading out of town today…I have to go.”)  On a bright Friday morning, I was itching to…

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African dresses and patterns and prints—oh my!

African dresses and patterns and prints—oh my!

*Sorry for the delay in this post everyone.  Had trouble accessing the internet all weekend.                You know the feeling you get when you walk into the department store, go through aisles and aisles of clothes, see a dress you love and absolutely have to have?  Then you start looking through the different sizes, and when you find the the dress in your size and it’s the last one on the rack, you look…

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