|Today I went to work and didn’t see many patients… it was a rather slow day. Although!!!! I got extremely excited because an athlete (football player) came in with an injury! I’m pretty sure that he wasn’t on the Ghana team, but he clearly played for a club or something. It was nice, because it made me realize how much I want to keep pursuing this profession.
Later on in the day I met up with 2 other volunteers and went to Accra. There I bought myself some cookies (which I’ve been craving, although they didn’t have the ginger ones I’m currently obsessed with), and a bar of chocolate. Considering the amount of cocoa they export here, you would think there would be more local chocolate, but I’ve only seen one brand. There are also these creepy little children that beg on the street. They’re not Ghanaian because they have different skin and long curly hair, but they freak me out and I call them the little “chupacabras”.
Anyways, so trying to get back home was the biggest mission ever. Apparently we decided to go home during rush hour, so everyone was trying to get home. We tried for about an hour to get a tro home, but every time one would pull up there was a massive group of people trying to get in at once, and I didn’t have the nerve to start throwing elbows to get into the truck. Eventually we caved in and overpaid a taxi to drive us to where we were trying to get. Needless to say, it took me about 3 hours to get home after we left the mall.
And to answer your 1000 questions TERE... the people here are mostly nice. Some try to rip you off. I'll try to be more detailed, but I'm in an internet cafe so I have to do 5,000 things at once in about an hour!