Things I will miss in Ghana – Rita

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  1. My coworker who I have adopted as my auntie
  2. Not ever having to wear a sweater or jacket
  3. Children being fascinated with me, wanting to hug me and have their picture taken
  4. Work starting at 8am, but nobody arrives until 9am. I call this ‘Ghana time’
  5.  Being surrounded by serious Christians all the time
  6.  Being able to buy cheap and tasty food on the street ‪
  7. Walking down my dirt road
  8. Playing with children on the tro tro
  9. Having someone clean my room and bathroom
  10. Tro tro’s – they are cheap, they can get you anywhere and they come often
  11. Being referred to as “the white one”
  12. Having children chant “Obruni obruni obruni” in a sing-song manner
  13. People greeting each other just because
  14. Buying water and just about anything you can think through the window of a tro tro
  15. Listening to roosters crowing daily

 

An African Proverb that I found in the newpaper recently:

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster then than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running.”

3 thoughts

  1. That’s an awesome fingernail sketch of your experience, Rita! I love #3 and that proverb is fabulous 🙂

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