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Month: January 2015

Palm Wine!

Palm Wine!

 There’s something very special about living in Accra.  Sometimes I sit in an upscale restaurant and feel like I’m back home; the next minute I’m sitting at the beach side, enjoying the breeze, feeling like one of the locals.  Last weekend a friend took me up to Aburi midday to search for some fresh palm wine.  Here’s a look at the adventure. Tasting fresh palm wine was something I’d been hearing about for months.  I first tried it at a…

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A Trip to Kokrobite Beach

A Trip to Kokrobite Beach

Last Friday I took a much needed weekend vacation to Kokrobrite Beach.  The beach vibe, the food, the people, and the atmosphere were all welcomed changes to my usual routine.  Here’s a look at my adventures last week.           When I woke up on Friday morning, I couldn’t wait to sip a cup of instant coffee, put on my clothes, pack my book bag, and head out the door to Kokrobite.  After running a few errands…

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A care package from home

A care package from home

  When living in a foreign country, it’s not unusual to have difficulty finding familiar products such as facial creams and food brands (I’ve mentioned lack of variety of hair products a couple of times in earlier posts).  Fortunately my parents posted a care package for me a couple of months ago with some much needed items and a few goodies, too.  Here’s a look at what was inside my box. At the post office paying the customs officer.  What…

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Christmas with my host family

Christmas with my host family

  Happy New Year to all my family and friends back home and to everyone around the world!          When I called up my host mother two weeks ago to ask if the invitation was still open for Christmas dinner, she said she’d be delighted for me to come over.  I was even happier when I heard that we would be having an American-style dinner.  Little did I know that on Christmas weekend, I’d be invited to…

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