This is the first time I’ve had wifi on my laptop for any extended stretch of time, so I’m taking this opportunity to post an update from Ghana! (Yes, I know there’s a GHDR update later this week, which I hope to also have wifi for, but we shall see…)
It’s been something of a roller coaster ride here, with all of my time being taken up by classes, reading for classes, touristing, and sleep. I’ve posted photos on my Instagram, and I’ve been keeping a private journal as well. It’s been kind of weird experiencing the country as an international student and then as a tourist, especially since the tourist experience is clearly geared towards wealthy people, which I am absolutely not. (Shameless plug: if you’d like to support me, you can do so through Paypal or through Crowdrise. Funds are tight while I wait for financial aid to come through, and I have to pay for things like my national id card, as well as food and such.)
So far, classes are going well. I’m settling in fine, and getting along with my roomie. But I really am posting just to share this: last weekend, we visited the Cape Coast slave castle, which was hard, and I didn’t take any pictures there. We also went to Kakum National Park and completed the canopy walk, which is a walk on metal-enforced wooden walkways suspended with ropes between tall platforms over the trees. Here’s pictures of that!
It was a lot of fun, even though the first couple bridges were kind of nerve-wracking. There are 7 bridges in all, the highest of which reaches 40m off the ground at one point! I’m really glad I got the chance. Maybe I’ll come back some day to spend a few days in the treehouse and go on the nature walk!