Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Last week in Ghana

This will probably be my last post in Ghana, before I head to Tanzania for my safari. It's been a busy few days and I have done quite a bit. One of the other volunteers likes to stay busy and is always finding things for us to do, which is good. One day we went to Lake Volta and checked out the fishing market, I got some cool pictures of woman loading big baskets of fish on their head to carry over to the market. Saturday a group of us went to a monkey reserve. It was kind of cool, for 5 dollars you get a guide and a bunch of bananas, and walk around the reserve til you find a colony of monekys. Then the guide makes this really funny noise and the monkeys come up, jump on you, and peel the bananas right in your hands!
Today, I went back to the special school to see the classes. It was interesting, they have PE one day and art another day and then have regular classes. I dont have a lot of experience with special schools at home, but its definately not the same. The teachers try very hard, but they don't have the resources or the education themselves as compared to home.
Only a few days left in Kpando and then back to Accra and Cape coast for the day.

Final impressions of Ghana:
1. The people are extremely friendly!!
2. Everyone drinks water from a bag. Think of a ziploc sandwich bag that you rip open with your teeth. They do have bottled water, but that's like a dollar and the bags are 0.10. Big difference
3. I love the lake volta region.
4. They make beautiful weaving, called kente clothe, that it made into long strips and sewn together to make clothing. Its very expensive and only worn for special occassions.

That's about it kids! Cant wait to tell you all about tanzania!!

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear you are having a blast! Can't wait to hear about your safari :)
    Love and miss you!