What we miss…
- WE definitely miss home cooked meals (C, F, S). Cindy wants Nigerian Jollof rice (because its better according to her), Fatimata wants a fresh salad and a cup of green tea. Sean can hardly wait for fresh tortillas.
- A washer and dryer (C, S)
- My bed. (C, F)
- I miss not being starred at (C, F, S). There is a lot of unwanted attention.
- I miss hot showers (C, F, S).
- The freedom of being able to drive where you want (C, S).
- A reliable water system (both at lab and our home). (C, F, S)
- We miss our pets. Sean misses his dogs, cats and horses. Cindy misses her turtle (His name is “Act”) (C, S)
- The struggle to access Wi-Fi – (F!, C, S)
- Family. Cindy misses her nieces. Sean misses his family. Fatimata was able to reunite with her family when her mother and sister came to visit from Burkina!
- I miss good pizza. Dominoe / Pizza Hut be expecting call (S). I miss Mexican food (C). I miss Jazmin Green Tea (F).
- We miss grocery stores… bargaining is hard; they love to overcharge foreigners. (C, F, S)
- I miss a quieter work environment (C, F, S) and not having to lock the lab and pack my things (ex. reagents, instruments, belongings) every time I step out of the lab (F).
- I miss being able to wake up freely without the help of the roosters (ex. 4-5 AM, WHY) (C, S).
- I miss cars yielding to pedestrians!!! (C, F, S) There is no such thing as pedestrians in Ghana. Instead we are walking targets. haha 50 points for hitting the “broni.”
-Sean, Cindy & Fatimata (only about a week left in Ghana. Bittersweet!)
Group pic: tie-dye Akan symbols – Adinkra Village.