The Scrooge and I

Having been in Ghana for nearly 11 straight months, I’ve definitely fallen into a food rut.  Cooking no longer excites me and I can’t muster up the smallest hint of excitement for the local staples that I normally prepare.  Well, with the exception of fufu.  I’m still solidly in the butterflies-in-my-stomach, stars-in-my-eyes, hand-holding stage of… Read More The Scrooge and I

6 Lessons I Have Learned from Falling in Love with a Nigerian (Part 2)

(continued from Part 1) To be thankful for language barriers: African English and American English are not the same oh! I’ve lost track of how many times we’ve carried on an entire conversation, only to realize at the end that both assumed the other was speaking of something else. Usually, the disconnect can be traced… Read More 6 Lessons I Have Learned from Falling in Love with a Nigerian (Part 2)

6 Lessons I Have Learned from Falling in Love with a Nigerian (Part 1)

I’ve been traveling ever since my parents first strapped me into a car seat in the back of our blue VW Camper and headed down the road for a weekend getaway at a California campground. From there, the trips just kept getting longer: cross country, sharing the backseat of our Mitsubishi with my younger brother… Read More 6 Lessons I Have Learned from Falling in Love with a Nigerian (Part 1)

Mamanu

After living in Ghana for a year – one of the best years of my life, by the way – I thought I knew the culture and the people. I compared myself to short-termers I met along the way – Westerners who measured their time here in mere weeks or months. There was no doubt… Read More Mamanu

9 Differences between Ghana and Nigeria (Which prove that not all West African nations are the same)

Written with Wisdom Ifeanyi   People may believe most West African countries are the same but they’d be wrong. It’s all about understanding and getting to know the differences. When you do, you’ll realize most the adjustments you have to make are small ones – not that difficult at all. But once in a while,… Read More 9 Differences between Ghana and Nigeria (Which prove that not all West African nations are the same)