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I’ll miss…

Julia and I, having completed the distribution, are heading home! Inspired by Vilas’s recent post, I thought I’d list the things I’ll miss most about Ghana (in no particular order). Coke. I will miss African Coke made with sugar cane … Continue reading

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Obruni tro tro

Just came across this video of a news segment on an anthropology student who worked as a tro-tro mate (the person who calls out the tro-tro route and collects fares) on a popular route in Accra. Julia and I have … Continue reading

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Europe and its racial and religious problems

In 2005, I spent a summer working on an archaeological dig in Tuscany near Siena – perhaps one of the best summers of my life…the food, the weather, the cigarettes, OK definitely not the cigarettes. I went to the Palio … Continue reading

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Why I’ve come to like the Ghanaian taxi driver

Those who know me well enough to have heard my taxi driver rant, or at least those who know me well enough to have traveled with me anywhere, probably know I absolutely hate taxis. I don’t take them. I’ll sooner … Continue reading

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In Ghana

Going to sleep after two days without rest. Up tomorrow for our first day in country! Our hosts are amazing and the place in enormous. This is my first experience with state dept housing and i like it.

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En route to Ghana

Killing time before the flight to Frankfurt and on to Accra. We arranged a minicab for 28 pounds from Chalk Farm to London Heathrow. Not too bad, all things considered. We were planning to sleep at Heathrow (by the way, … Continue reading

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It’s really really early and I’m tired.

That is all I have to say.

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