Archive for the 'Julia's Blog' Category

I had the feeling that if I wrote a blog it would just be me whining and in any case I wasn’t sure if anyone was actually reading it…. but a better week, a building with a roof and a request from mom makes for better blogging habits.
 The roof is up and seems to be […]

Accra Accra Accra!

So after a begged ride in an air-conditionned SUV from one of the mission schools, I am in Accra where it didn’t take me an hour to load my email. I realized that my lack of blogging made it very clear that I don’t chk the net, because I had a grand total of 2 […]

Life in Ghana has been good for collecting stories, but bad for recounting them to those at home. With rolling power outages, it has been tough enough to catch the internet. Add to that the sudden, pounding rainstorms and the fact that I am not really allowed to leave the compound at night and the […]

I don’t even know where to start! A million sights, a million sounds and a million experiences, some new and some happily relived.
 
I arrived on time and my whole body knew I was in Africa. My hair frizzed instantly, my skinned glowed and the humidity hit me smack in the face. Customs was a […]

How much???

Since learning that the donated medical supplies weighed in at over 30kg, we have been scrambling to figure out how they could be carried without paying excess baggage. Several calls to Lufthansa revealed that the charges would come in at over $600 USD, that there was no way that they could waive the charges (funny […]

May 12th Departure

Julia will be departing May 12th for London, where she will pick up medical supplies.  May 15th, she’s in Accra.