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GHANA | Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | Views [645]

I'm now in beautiful sunny northern California, listening to the birds chirp in the redwood trees in my backyard. It's so unbelievably grounding to be back home with family in the fantastic environment I grew up in. CA will always be in my heart!! Right ... Read more >

Ghana -> NY-> CA

GHANA | Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | Views [378]

I'm back in New York now; landed in JFK airport on Sunday afternoon. My kind and gracious friend EH and roommate EL patiently circled the airport for 45 minutes while waiting for me to meet them. EL prepared a delicious salmon and salad dinner, which ... Read more >

Gallery: Villages

GHANA | Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

Village visits
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Week 7- Some random facts and thoughts

GHANA | Saturday, 31 May 2008 | Views [939]

I have one more week left. 6 days to be exact. I'm finally enjoying living here, and will really miss it. I'm sure I won't know exactly and to what extent I'll miss people and the environment/Ghana, but it's been a really, really great and unique experience.... Read more >

2 nights in the village /bday

GHANA | Friday, 23 May 2008 | Views [468] | Comments [3]

I just got back from spending 2 nights at a village about 3 hours away. It was along journey there, and a longer journey back. I had some qualms about going to the village, though initially was quite excited about it. My qualms came after some teammates ... Read more >

Week 5: Drumming Lessons

GHANA | Thursday, 15 May 2008 | Views [833] | Comments [2]

Tonight I just had my 4th drumming lesson. I'm FINALLY understanding the drum language and the ways the beats and different drums talk to each other. I'm taking 1, maybe 2 djembe drums home. Definitely brought an extra luggage to carry back African art.... Read more >

Gallery: Travel expeditions

GHANA | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Small trips throughout Ghana
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Past the halfway mark!

GHANA | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [570] | Comments [1]

It is now the start of week 5. Hooray!!! :)Is it bad that I'm still counting down the weeks? My good friends/roommatse Tory and Chantelle are leaving this week. The room will be very quiet now. I'll miss them...but one good thing is I'll have the ... Read more >

Week 4: On daily living and more snapshots

GHANA | Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [630]

Hi guys :) It's not week 4, my half-way mark. I must confess, I've been counting down the weeks to come back. This might be surprising to hear, and it's kind of disappointing to me to realize this, but I think it's for various reasons: 1. Getting ... Read more >

Week 3- Teaching

GHANA | Friday, 2 May 2008 | Views [388] | Comments [1]

Hi everyone.  Well, things in Ghana are as good as they can be. At the moment there's running water (hooray!!), TP (yes!) and power. I went to teach this morning by myself for the first time. We teach at a private school, and the kids all wear uniforms.... Read more >

Gallery: Week 2

GHANA | Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Week 2 in Ghana
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Start of week 3- picts. from Week 1 & 2 up.

GHANA | Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | Views [403]

Ugh, I'm sick. Been sick for almost a week now. Feels miserable. I wake myself (and probably my roommates as well) during the night when I get coughing fits. I've bought more cough syrup from the pharmacy and hope it works fast. Really want to sleep ... Read more >

A few thoughts

GHANA | Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [341] | Comments [1]

Darn, I wrote some stuff but it got deleted. Another hour before we leave for our weekend away. Am really appreciating what I'm learning about the African culture here. It is such a rich and deep culture. Everyone has Ghanaian and African pride, ... Read more >

Week 2

GHANA | Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [584] | Comments [1]

Hi everyone. I know you all are busy with life, and this is another thing to check. I'm here for 7 more weeks, and seeing how much I've written already, there's many more entries to follow. Thanks for coming on the ride with me! :) It's now week ... Read more >

Photos from Week 1 uploaded (incomplete album)

GHANA | Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | Views [355]

Hi! Due to lack of time, will say that some picts, ok, 99 pictures to be exact, have been uploaded. Had a funky time trying to get captions on them, so they aren't all with descriptions.  Must leave now, ran out of money to write a proper blog. Will ... Read more >

Gallery: 1st Week in Ghana

GHANA | Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

1st week
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First day of teaching/woodworking

GHANA | Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | Views [1052] | Comments [7]

Helllooo friends :) Just read your comments. You guys make me laugh. Am sitting at the same internet cafe with several other teammates,enjoying the AC. The cafe is a close walk from the compound so I'msure to be updating alot. This blasted keyboard ... Read more >

First Entry in Ghana

USA | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [650] | Comments [6]

Hi everyone! I begin this entry with a slight headache from having the hot noon sun beating on my head from a mid-day walk. It's very hot here. It's humid, hot and you sweat as if you're a human fountain. It's now day 2 and my first chance ... Read more >

Night before departure

USA | Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Views [354]

I have amazing friends and family. You know who you are. I've seen you and talked with you. Received from you, been blessed by you. Thank you. It's 4:31am and I don't plan on sleeping (just yet) so I can wrap up a few more things. So far this blog ... Read more >

2 weeks to take off

USA | Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | Views [426]

Well, this journal is inching along in excitement. For now, my dear diary has some interesting tidbits re: trip planning. - Been corresponding with two other girls in the Arts/Design placement. (Sidenote- out of the 25 folks going, I'm the only American.... Read more >

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