Friday, March 13, 2015


After a long 23 hours in London and a 2 hour delay on the plane, we finally arrived to Accra Ghana! Vida and her sister Philomena welcomed us at the airport. It was nice to be welcomed by our Ghanaian friends. On our first day we toured the city and got ourselves sorted. We were and still are very hot and very sticky from the heat and humidity, but that doesn't stop us from having a good time! The power went out on us a couple times but luckily not for long. Today we took a "2" hour bus ride, which ended up being 4.5 hours to the slave castles. It was very educational for us and heart aching to hear the history. But we are very thankful for the opportunity. As our tour guide said "it's okay to be sad because its just history and we need to know it to learn from it". That will stick with us forever! After the castles we had traditional food like banku and fufu in ground nut soup with fresh tilapia. We ate it with our hands and it went over with varying opinions. We can't forget about the bathrooms... We had the good, the bad, and the ugly. Thank goodness for hand sanitizer and toilet paper. A couple of us were forced to go in the bush as there was no bathroom. Unfortunately it was in front some villagers (kids). We are thankful they may not see us again. This is our last night at our hotel with air conditioning before we leave for Enchi at 6 am sharp with Philomena. Goodbye Accra and hello Enchi!

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