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Life after Africa

My African adventure is over and after only two weeks at home I’m back into a routine. During my three months in Africa I ticked lots of things off my bucket list but there’s still so much to see and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Ghana… for now

I wrote this “farewell Ghana” post sitting in the departures hall of Kotoka airport in Accra.  It’s a sterile place and not the most conducive for writing. But after poring over almost every item in the tiny gift shop and … Continue reading

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Alliance for Youth Development

My friend Tory introduced me to Elvis, an amazing 27yr old who has spent the past 11 years working to improve the lives of children and improve awareness of HIV/AIDS. Elvis’ organization, Alliance for Youth Development focus their efforts in … Continue reading

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Week 1 and I’m doing alright

It’s a week since I left Sydney and I’ve been reunited with my backpack and mosquito repellent.  If that was all that had been in my pack I’d still have been a happy traveller! I’m settled in my new room, have … Continue reading

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Wli Waterfall & my not so great Kilimanjaro practice

One of the great things about staying with other volunteers is that most of them have been here for longer than me and they have great tips on where to go. This weekend we packed into a tro-tro and headed … Continue reading

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My first taste of Ghana

I’d been warned about the food in Ghana by pretty much every Aussie who’d been here so wasn’t holding out much hope for gastronomic greatness.  So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised. During orientation yesterday I was taken to well know … Continue reading

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First Impressions

After 5 movies, half my book and 23hrs in a plane I’ve arrive in Accra.    Stepping out of the plane onto the stairs the heat and humidity smelled of aviation fuel, and burnt rubber.  There were dozens of people in … Continue reading

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