Guest Blogger: Gloria’s visit – Part 1

May 13 – May 26: 13 amazing days spent headfirst immersed in a culture so different yet somehow so familiar to my own. Ghana was great. I landed in Accra on May 13 – overjoyed to see my bestest friend in her new environment. The last time I had seen Maria was on her last…

Ghana Glo

A friend visited me in Ghana! And not just any friend but my BFF, one of my oldest friends – twenty years and counting – Gloria aka Glo. She is the friend who when we were kids, would not let me leave the house looking like a slob. And as the day progressed and my…

“So, in Ghana…”

Here I thought I was going to have all the time in the world to write while on vacation. Boy was I wrong. I did not even get a single blog entry draft in! Mid April to mid May, I got to spend in England. I had not been back in almost four years and…

Busua, Western Region

Traveling to Busua knocked off my bucket list traveling to all ten regions of Ghana. By no means does that indicate I have seen all there is to see here – far from it! I have yet to see the hippos in Upper West, sleep at the Kristo Buase Monastery in Brong Ahafo, sit on…

Lake Bosomtwe

Lake Bosomtwe is a little gem, hidden away among high hills in the Ashanti Region. It was this trip I finally considered myself as having been in the region. Passing through and staying in Kumasi for trainings just did not cut it. I almost did not go on this trip but after an emotionally draining…

Sissala East: The forgotten corner of Ghana

Sissala East (SE) is a district in the Upper West region of Ghana, bordering Burkina Faso to the North and Upper East Region to the east. I hear the people of Tumu, the district capital, identify more with Burkina Faso than Ghana. I, along with Papa Roach (PR), another PCV, travelled to the district from…

On the shores of the Gulf of Guinea

Ghana has 334 mi / 539 km of coast facing out onto the Gulf of Guinea. So far, I have only explored the town of Cape Coast, about 80 mi / 127 km west of Accra. I traveled down with a handful of other PCVs for a few days during the peak of the dry…