31/10/13 Let’s count Day 1 as the first day I awake in this country. Talk about being thrown into the deep end, my mother (aka unpaid translator) left me alone with my grandmother for the entire day. Gran and I went to the market. This is me who really can’t speak much Twi and all… Continue reading Day 1: Language Barriers
You’ll hear this alot, especially from people coming from North America and Europe. The way the heat hits you when you step off the plane it’s both abrupt and inviting. It’s probably the only thing I like about Kotoka International. The airport isn’t “modern” enough to have hose bridges direct into the plane so you… Continue reading Touchdown
So yes, sure I admit I do everything last-minute but as long as that last-minute decision is normally facilitated, there’s no problem. I went to the Ghana High Commission in North London. The man processing my application couldn’t believe that my purpose for going to Ghana was to live with my grandmother. It seems a… Continue reading T-minus 5 days: Picked up my visa
I came across this website when I was carrying out my dissertation: http://www.ghanaiandiaspora.com/ It’s got everything from an Overview of climate, regions and other stats, through to advice about setting up bank accounts Could the website be more dynamic and exciting to encourage fence-sitters to take that leap? Yes. Like every other government-related website I’ve come… Continue reading Ghanaian Diaspora Info website
Moving to Ghana is not an easy task. And it is not cheap too. All this pre-leaving talk always focuses on how the cost of living in Ghana is dirt cheap, so if I find a job looking for an expat I could live like a queen! That might be true but I’ve not yet… Continue reading Cost of moving
This is the start of my Something Beginning With GH blog. I’m going to Ghana for almost a year. Technically my year off begun 17th September the day after I handed in my dissertation for my Masters but I hadn’t confirmed anything until sometime last week. This is perhaps the most exciting thing I’ve done in years.