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Reggae and Flat Tires and Rainforests…Oh My!

Roughly a week has passed since my last blog post…so much for staying on my game. I’m falling behind for several reasons: 1) The internet connection almost everywhere is just plain terrible. Internet at our house takes forever because all 16 of us students are trying to use it at the exact same time, which slows […]

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Everyone Needs a Robert

At some point during our travels we as a group started to realize how diverse the people of Ghana are. The hospitality in particular has been overwhelming to points where I’ve felt unworthy of the affection I’ve received from complete strangers. The children have been some of the most endearing individuals on this trip. It doesn’t […]

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Surreal

Pack light. That’s the modern traveler’s mantra. I bought into the ‘pack light’ hype after lugging 200 pounds of luggage around Europe in 2008. So, packing for Ghana, I decided my laptop would be superfluous with my thinner, lighter, capable iPad. Boy was I wrong. In Ghana, this is basically all the iPad is good […]

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Azonto is not just a dance; it’s a cultural movement

A few days after arriving in Accra we met the freshest, hippest Ghanaian to help guide us along this emotional ride. I wasn’t entirely sure how it happened. Bjorn and Rob were doing some spontaneous jig, and out of nowhere Sonny starts breaking it down, his hips grooving side to side as he rubs his […]

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