Visited a village outside Tamale that was supported by a women's Shea Butter Co-Op and got to help in part of the process. It was a really interesting process and felt so good on my hands!! The majority of the women in the village worked to produce and sell the shea butter and all their proceeds went into one fund. When any family in the village needed money, they could ask to take it out of the Shea butter account. I bought some to bring home!
Biking in Dresses & Eating Dinner with Baboons October 1st 2005 I have been in Ghana exactly one month as of today!
We arrived back in Tamale yesterday evening after a very long 4 hour Tro-Tro ride home from Mole National Park. There were 21 of us in the Tro-Tro and all of our backpacks and food; thank God for my iPod and neck pillow. Mole has been one of the major highlights of the trip thus far! We arrived at the park's entrance on Friday afternoon rea ... read more
Africa » Ghana » Ashanti » Kumasi Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the ... ... read more
In the midst of my world travels, my friends and family (mostly my family) have convinced me to start up a Travel Blog so they can follow my travels from home in the states. So here it is... I'm about to turn 21 in Africa on November 5th, born and raised in New York City and the Jersey Shore, now spending most of my time at my new home in Chicago at Northwestern University. I love Chicago and school, but I'm restless to see every corner of the globe. What better time to do it than now when I really have no responsibilities (thanks to Kath and Leo) and no other person to take care of oth... full info