June 2012 archives
It’s the end of our sixth day in Accra, but it feels like we’ve been here much longer. Our senses have been overloaded during our first few days. From the start, we’ve been traveling as a group in a large white bus, dubbed the “Obroni Mobile.” In Twi, the local language spoken throughout Accra, obroni [...]
Today was incredible. My Twi language skills were finally put to the test today, and I must say the benefits of learning phrases of the most commonly spoken local language in Ghana, Asante-Twi, FAR outweigh the costs of the few hours I sat frustrated, repeating over and over again phrases in a language I thought [...]
As much as I loved traveling like a zombie for 20 hours, I was ready to finally take my first steps into the unknown. After walking under the “Akwabba” sign that welcomed us to Accra, I couldn’t wait to be united with my roomies who happened to be dancing out on the town. I missed [...]
It’s day four of our 6-week trip and ALL my first impressions are good ones. Just as I expected, the abundance of local African fruit is prevalent near our house and in all areas of Accra. For the last three days I have feasted, to say the least, on fresh mango, pineapple and papaya. I [...]
It’s a week filled with big changes. Families are in town for graduation, college kids are busy moving in and out of apartments across town, and for a select group of 15 University of Oregon students, final preparations are being made for their summer internships in Ghana.