Hangin' at the beach with my buds Moustapha (from the Ivory Coast) and Jonas (a Ghanaian).
Jonas is a young university student who is hoping to become a psychiatrist if he can pay for schooling. (His father just died last year and due to the financial situation Jonas was forced to forfeit a whole year's worth of school work already completed) Despite this, he is an amazing, smart, and determined fellow..one of my favorite folks that I've meant! Once when we were on a bus together, there was a preacher praying and despite the yelling of the preacher, my friend Maureen had already fallen asleep on her neck pillow. Jonas leaned over to me, "Oh, I'm so sorry about your friend's neck condition. I hope she will be okay." I completely lost it (because a similar event had happened earlier in the day) and could not stop laughing due to the confusion...he could not understand why Americans need such a crazy contraption:) He started laughing uncontrollably which only made me laugh harder. Well, I then felt like a naughty girl in church because the preacher started saying a special prayer for the white girls on the bus (even though it was in Twi, I could hear obruni every other word) and the entire time my shoulders were shaking uncontrollably and I was trying to hide my face...this, combined with the fact that my friend Maureen was konked out and clearly not praying, I'm sure caused them to think we needed some good old fashioned discipline;-)
howdy! August 11th 2006 Hi, friends! I am in a picture kind of mood today...so you can peruse or ignore😊 I hope you are all well! Things are going great here...it's hard to believe I'll be coming back in just 8 days! I've been spending lots of time lately at the clinic, reading Nelson Mandela's autobiography (I highly recommend😊, and spending time with friends. I will post more soon but here are some sn ... read more
Africa » Ghana » Greater Accra » Accra 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