Virginia R


I'm traveling from Louisiana (LSU) to the University of Ghana for the spring semester! Follow my blog, and please keep me in your prayers.

Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Accra April 5th 2011

Hey guys. Sorry. I fail at blogging. Consistency is not my forte. Neither is blogging, unless you count livejournal when I was back in my angsty teen years and you wanted to read a bunch of dramatic yet vague complaints about how hard life is. I know. There’s a reason why you haven’t seen it. Anyway, I’m sorry. I can’t say much more than that. I could give excuses, but you know what they say about those… If you don’t, don’t worry. I’m trying now, and that’s what counts. Now I face the dilemma of where to begin in this blog since I have told you virtually nothing of my life here and how it has developed into my life and not just my travels. That’s right. I’m home. But I still miss home. In ... read more

Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Legon February 11th 2011

It rained yesterday. A lot. If I didn't have to walk all the way back to ISH, to use the bathroom, I'd tell you about it. I guess it'll have to wait.... read more

Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Legon February 8th 2011

Ok, Ok... I know I said I'd try to update at least once a week. That probably won't happen. I'm working (or have started working on) a rough draft of my next blog because I don't have enough internet time to sit here and compose. Life here is interesting...and different. Let it suffice to say that it is definitely not as culturally acceptable to be as hobo-ish as I am at home. So, to tease you and get you excited about my upcoming posts, here's a sneak peak of what's happened so far: -I've been proposed to. -I've gone out dancing in a Ghanaian club. -I've thrown up my malaria medicine. -I've started to like cold showers. -I wash everything by hand. -I've ridden a tro-tro. -I've seen hairy legs. on women. -I've been to a ... read more

North America » United States January 20th 2011

As you may or may not know, I've been having problems getting my visa and passport in from the Embassy of Ghana in DC. I was supposed to leave today, but had to push my flights back to Friday. This means that tomorrow, I'm supposed to head to Houston. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending upon your perspective, the USPS's online track and confirm pages show no sign of its having entered the mail stream. Bad: pushing back flights AGAIN, paying more money, possibly missing orientation and registration at the U of G. Good: more time to pack and spend time with family and friends Alas, I've gotten to the stage of pre-departure in which I realize how close departure is, how little preparation I've done, how much I love the comforts of home, friends and family and ... read more

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