Monday, December 21, 2009

too good to be true...

Today is out third day in Ghana, and I feel like I have been here for weeks. So far this experience has been so amazing it is difficult for me to put my feelings into words. Ghana has been everything I could have imagined and more. The people, the music, the clothing, the food, the smells, the culture are all so wonderful. I have grown to love Ghana over the past semester just by learning about it in class, but being here the culture has really come alive. We are staying at the Cultural Center and the staff here couldn't be more wonderful. They have gone out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home, and for this I am grateful.
It is difficult for me to choose an aspect of Ghanaian culture that I like best, but I must say the strong sense of community and family here is something that I adore and wish was a more prominant aspect of my own culture. Even though we are not from this country we were welcomed in as part of the community without any hesitation, which has made this place feel almost like home to me. I have already learned so much and there is still so much more to learn. I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity and I can't wait for the adventures and relationships that I have yet to experience.


  1. We loved reading this, Katie-- I printed it out to read to your Grandma at Starr Farm. (She asked if you had found an I-Hop yet!) Well, it's great to see that you are making the most of the experience-- just like you did with your classes in the fall semester. Way to go, K-Bling!
    xo Mom and Dad

  2. katie (and crew!)
    i hope you are well in ghana! this is my first chance sitting down to read all your entries so i'm starting from beginning to end. i am so excited to hear all about your travels and experiences. katie-i love your description of family mentality there and know you value this wonderful mindset in all you do in VT so i'm sure they are already calling you sister just by being who you are to them : ) enjoy it while it lasts!
    yebechia, meg kerrigan