Final Day

Today is my last day in Ghana. As we shuttled the last group of students out of the Accra airport last night I tried to think about what I would write here. I wanted to write something smart and profound. Ideally I would be able to sum up just under two months of experiences in […]

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Ghana Week 5

Finishing up my fifth week here and about to embark on my third and final trip with students. It wasn’t until a couple days ago where I felt like I blended in walking around the streets. Being at the front of a dozen loud kids is an easy way to stand out in Ghana, but while in […]

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Hot Cold Ghana Light

Approaching the tail end of leading the first program and completing my first loop of two around Ghana. Made it to Cape Coast today—a pretty visually fascinating city with lots of color, narrow streets and different architecture from the rest of the places I’ve stayed in Ghana thus far. Has a lot of visual similarities to […]

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Mole National Park Safari (and more)

There really isn’t a way to describe walking among a herd of wild elephants without sounding pretentious. But I’ll try anyways. Yesterday the group went on two safaris—one walking, the other riding on the roof of a safari jeep. Both were incredible. I kept remarking to the students to appreciate how many different animals we […]

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Ghana Week 2

Second week in Ghana. Spent a few days in Bolgatanga, which is in the Northern region. Had the opportunity to meet local tribal elders before climbing their sacred hills…we also stopped in some local markets to pick up fabric to make traditional Ghanian clothing. We head to Mole National Park tomorrow morning for a safari.

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USA vs. Ghana World Cup 2014

What better place to watch the USA take on Ghana in a World Cup grudge match than at a local outdoor viewing party in Accra, Ghana? This was my first World Cup viewing experience outside the US and it didn’t disappoint. The energy was tense and exciting and full of blaring horns. Besides the atmosphere, you couldn’t ask for […]

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