Ghana Highlights

Had some friends staying over and spending a lovely day with me. They had just arrived from the cold north and were extremely content with the weather, the food, the lodging - well, everything!

Their fresh and foreign outlook made me see that some things that have become ordinary to me, actually are quite extraordinary. Of course, as their one-day host I also tried to show Ghana from her best side. And what a day I had! Here are today's highlights.

5. Cruising in my car seeing the vivacious street life pass by.
4. Swimming in a nearby hotel pool (I could really do this every day, if I only weren't so "morning challenged").
3. Visiting with my Ghanaian family, they are wonderful and fun!
2. Fruit for breakfast: Pineapple, papaya and perfectly ripen mango.
1. Talking about Ghanaian culture - names, funerals, political history, everyday life. All so rich!

As I watched them get into a taxi towards the beach, I somehow knew I had been able to give them a taste of the traditional Ghanaian welcoming - Akwaaba!

6 comments:

A. Gillispie said...

Kajsa, maybe a silly question, but can I ask where you got the Akwaaba mat? I would so love to buy one of these on my next trip to Ghana, and confuse all of my Oklahoma visitors! LOL!
Anita

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Well done Kajsa!

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

@Anita, I bought the door mat at the "Ghanaian WallMart" - the roadside. I think this might have been close to the Polo Club in Airport. But these days I pass there daily and haven't seen the "Akwaaba" kind...

@Nana, Meda wo ase!

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Kajsa, you know I love the Ghana you live in, and the Ghana that you see.

posekyere said...

Every time I read your posts, there is this silent but great optimism that springs out.
You really have a great heart.
Bless.

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

@Nana Yaw and Posekyere, thanks for understanding my outlook! (your comments are really up the same ally, did you plan this? :-))

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