Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Arrival (Sunday)

I apologize for not posting earlier.  I have been having some blog difficulties since arriving.  Apparently Google was not expecting me to log in from Ghana.  Anyway, I made it to Accra and have had four very interesting and busy days.  I have lots of photos to share and questions to answer for my students. 

This sign hangs in the hallway that connects the tarmac to the customs area at the airport in Accra.  It says "Akwaaba" which means welcome in one of the many languages spoken in Ghana.  From the start, I've felt very welcome in Ghana.

Gabriel asked how long people can stay in Ghana.  According to my visa, I am allowed to stay for three months but I will, of course, be home after two weeks.  There are some visas that allow multiple entries over several years.  There are also work and student visas that allow people to stay longer.      

I consider this my Sunday or Monday blog entry so I will be making up the days that I missed.  Thanks for reading and for your patience!

The view from my hotel room:


  1. What a beautiful picture! I can't believe you had the presence of mind to take it as you arrived. It's a real thrill to be able to follow the progress of your group.

    Tina Bessias
    North Carolina

    1. Thanks Tina! It is so nice to get your feedback and support. I was thinking about the India group today when a few cows crossed the freeway entrance outside Accra. I look forward to your travels and meeting up again in October.

  2. So glad you made it, are making yourself at home... And also glad you are not staying for three months. :). I would miss you too much. Can't wait to hear more. Don't forget to go dancing this weekend!!!