The 3 days weekend

30 11 2009

We had a 3 days weekend. Friday was a national holiday so everybody had the day off. It will be the same next week 🙂 Most of the interns went travelling to Wli Waterfall or Axim Beach. I have already been to Wli and Axim is too far and I am too lazy, so William and I stayed at his house and hang out… which was really restful 🙂

What’s so great about William’s and Sahil accommodation is that they live in this huge 2 floor house that is really clean. And when I see clean I mean the red dusts seems to stay away somehow 🙂 And they also have Stella, which cooks great and takes care of everything 🙂

The weekend was without great events 🙂 On Friday we went and saw “The time traveler’s wife” We had to choose between it and “New Moon” and I read so many bad reviews about New Moon that we decided that no matter what, “The time traveler’s wife” must be a lot better. And it was…

During the weekend William made Christmas Cards to send to his friends in US and I read and watched movies… I almost got lost in Sahi’s bathroom, which is bigger than my room, but otherwise everything was great 😛

Of course the weekend couldn’t finish without me learning something new about the way things are done in Ghana. While I was waiting the tro tro to go home, I saw this car with a water tank. They were washing certain portion of the street. Nothing interesting so far… till I saw the way they spread the water on the street. There was this man in the back of the tank that opened the water tap and kept his hand there in order to make the water spread wider… I call this creative thinking 🙂 Why keep it normal when you have the chance to amaze an obrouni girl on the side of the road 😛

Me ready to start a new week 🙂 As in a 4 days one 😛

And I saw a naked Ghanaian man!

9 11 2009

Well it happened… of course not in any of the circumstances a woman would normally expect it to happen… but it happened.

Saturday evening… 8 pm. William and I were returning from Cape Coast where we had a really lovely day. We went to Kakum National Park, we took the canopy walk, 40 ft above the ground, we ate lunch on the beach and enjoyed the sun… it was a perfect day.

Coming back to Accra, the tro tro left us close to Circle. While we were negotiating with a taxi driver to take William home I saw this man approaching us and trying to have a conversation… He was naked… Just to be sure that I am not delusional I asked William if there is a naked man trying to have a conversation with us, in the center of Accra, close to a taxi station… No, I am not crazy yet! The man was completely naked and seemed very comfortable in that situation… And when I thought I’ve seen it all! I mean… I got used with men peeing on the side of the road but naked man taking walks in the middle of the city… I must confess I haven’t seen this coming!

Unfortunately the taxi driver chased him away so I never had the chance to actually have a real conversation with a naked man, in the center of Accra, at 8 pm in the evening. What a pity! It would have been interesting to see what he had to say… Maybe preaching about something… I have seen many preachers in this country, and usually in tro tro’s and tro tro stations, so a taxi station is a perfect place… Anyway, I took a taxi home thinking all the time that life here is a real adventure… every single day…

I don’t think I will ever forget my experience here! I will always remember it as the funniest and craziest period of my life…

Cheers to Accra and this amazing adventure I am having 🙂

Me happy!

PS: I saw Julie and Julia this weekend. Great movie 🙂 and Accra Mall was the perfect place to see it. And I even had Latte and coconut doughnut for my name day 🙂 I didn’t on my birthday but I guess it’s useless to plan ahead here 🙂

PPS: It’s amazing how good is the melon and the watermelon in November 🙂 It compensates pretty great for the lack of snow 😛 And the mango season is back again 😀 I was afraid I will miss it 😛 Cheers again for life in Accra 😀

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