Sunday, February 26, 2012

Love, Some Love, & No love

Things I have learned to love in Ghana:
    Bananas. For anyone who knows me, I really don't like bananas...I think it's something about the texture. Unfortunately for me, bananas are one of the best snack options here. They are inexpensive, readily available, and safe to eat since you peel them yourself.
    Yogurt drinks. Calcium is really difficult to come by (it's hard to find cheese and I'm not crazy about powered milk), so I buy these yogurt drinks every once in a while. They are 2 cedi and come in several flavors including pineapple, strawberry, and yogurt. Strawberry is my favorite.
Things I am still in the process of learning to love:
    Heat. The past week or so has been really hot, and we've been told that it will only get hotter until we leave and the rainy season begins in June. The harmattan is slowly coming to a close, so there is more direct exposure to the sun. I have developed a heat rash, #wompwomp. It comes and goes and is not particularly serious, but it spreads from the back of my right hand up to my shoulder and it itches!
Cold Showers. Cold showers do feel really nice after a long, hot day, but I never feel totally clean. My feet look extremely tan because there is a layer of dust/dirt that seems immune to any type of cleansing (yes, I do shower daily hehe).

Sundays. Ghana is a very religious country, almost everything comes to a standstill on Sunday. Stores are closed, stalls in the market are closed, and transportation options are fewer/more expensive. A girl has gotta eat!

Things I do not love:

COMPLETE LACK OF SWEETS. I knew I should have studied abroad in France...

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