After visiting home last weekend, I returned to Gainesville with some chocolate bars. It’s not that chocolate is difficult to find in Gainesville, it’s just that it’s difficult to find good chocolate when the only nearby supermarket is Publix. So I packed a bag containing the following two flavors, and began my return journey.
Last week started off on a high note, with me attending H-Camp at Camp Kulaqua. Following events during the week included convocation, visiting an amazing coffeehouse, and [naturally] getting myself lost in my new town.
Video and picture compilation of my Ghana experiences set to the song ‘Kolom’ by Buk Bak.
Epic, a health care software company based in Wisconsin, is often called, “The largest company nobody has ever heard of.” It was built with no marketing nor outside capital, yet made an estimated $1.2 billion in 2011 – a 45% increase over the previous year! The CEO, Judy Faulkner, has the following mantra: “Do good, have fun, make money.” The company truly takes the motto to heart – especially the ‘having fun’ part.
While visiting my brother and his wife in Wisconsin, we went to the Dane County Farmers’ market. Held every Saturday around the Madison State Capitol building, this massive market is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the United States – no reselling is allowed. The following photos were taken at various vendor booths.
Between chop bars [local eateries with food ready-made] and fast food, local Ghanaian food is easy to get and delicious. For foreign foods, not so much. For the ex-pats visiting or living in Accra, knowing which eateries are worth visiting can be an issue. While I didn’t have time to visit every restaurant in Accra, the following were my favorites compiled throughout my stay in Ghana.
It’s been the better part of year since I left America for Ghana. 66 blog posts and 387 coconuts later, here I am!
Yesterday afternoon, I left the house to eat at a local restaurant and then visit friends in Roman Ridge, where I used to live. Shortly after my plate of Thai noodles arrived, the power went out. I looked outside, noticing how ominous the sky had become during my meal…
Part two of a question and answer session about my year in Ghana with AFS/YES Abroad.