Been to Ghana? Know someone who lives there? Would you like to go there?

@nonew3 (1941)
United States
May 10, 2007 9:06am CST
Has anyone been to Ghana or have had any family or friends there? Would you like to go to Ghana? If so, why? Let's talk about Ghana here.
5 responses
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I visited Ghana for Christmas in 1980. My parents were missionaries there and my grandmother and I came for a visit over Christmas break. I was a college student at the time, so never lived there with my parents, but my younger brother was with them. I enjoyed my visit there. I remember visiting a garden and the beach (where I got a sunburn).
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
3 Mar 09
It sounds like you had a really great time in Ghana. I wish I could have visited a garden and a beach there. I love gardens, and I love beaches, and I have heard that Ghana has some beautiful ones. So, you said your parents were missionaries there. Did they, by any chance, learn the Twi language? Just curious.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
2 Aug 09
They did not learn Twi, except maybe a few words. Since Ghana was a British colony for years, English is the official language and therefore it was not necesary for them to learn Twi.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
3 Jul 08
I havent been there but I know they are very nice people! In Africa today, they are singled out as the most democratic country where election are done and not selections like we saw in Kenya and Zimbabwe. I Know guys like Michael Essien, the Chelsea player and the fomer African Player of the year Abedi Pelle,Kofou theformer Byian Munich Defender and Ado, these are some the football greats of Ghana
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
3 Jul 08
You seem to know a lot about Ghana although you haven't been there. I find that country to be fascinating, and my experiences with communicating with some Ghanaians online have been nice. I would really love to visit there someday if given the money and other resources to do so.
@metschica25 (5408)
• United States
26 May 08
I have a really good friend who lives in Ghana and I want to go there to see him . Sadly , I dont have the money. He wants to come see me more than anything but he is too poor and there are many steps he has to take . I want to write him a letter of invite so I will see how that goes . A plane ticket can be so much . What I am saying is yeah i would go and love to see a beach and a jungle .
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I totally agree with you there. It is expensive to go there, and money is an issue for me also. If given the opportunity, however, I would go there in a heartbeat. Do let me know how it all pans out.
30 Dec 07
I fell very much in love with Ghana when i visited for 3 weeks in 2004. We stayed in Accra with Diana and Kobi Kwansai (i hope I spelt names right). Kobi was manager of Barclays in Ghana and had a special 60th birthday party marquee in his garden and lots of worldwide Barclays members were invited(I felt honored to be there). Joe my ex husband was studying fish farming methods in Ghana as part of his PhD. During our stay, we went along the river Volta on a speedboat and saw a village elder dressed in his robes, visited traditional villages and a boy gave his slingshot to my daughter as a welcome gift! I loved the markets, the haggling, the great community spirit which our country sadly lacks. Ghana will always hold special memories for me and I would love to return one day.
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
31 Dec 07
I would love to learn more about Accra. If you can, please tell me more about your stay there. You can message me about it if you want. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! One of the reasons why I am interested in Ghana is because I am right now slowly working toward pre-requisite college classes that I will need for the biochemistry degree that I hope to use as a pre-med degree, and hope to eventually become a doctor specializing in immunology and studying diseases such as malaria and AIDS, with malaria as my main focus. And, from all that I have gathered, there is malaria in the countries in West Africa. There is still no vaccine for malaria that works well enough, and I want to help in that regard. If there is ever a cure for malaria, I need not worry about having nothing to do. There will likely always be plenty of diseases I can study. I also have some contacts in Accra, Ghana. You are right about our country sadly lacking in community spirit. At least in my area of the country, everyone pretty much cares for just him or her self and a small circle of relatives and friends. It is very individualistic here.
@illflexx (49)
• United States
31 May 07
I am ghanaian actually. been living here for awhile but was born there and spent most of my life there. I still have lots of family there and its always great to go back home. We just celebrated the country's 50 anniversary. We've come a long way but still a lot left to do. Have you ever been there?
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
31 May 07
I've never had a chance to go there, but I am biting at the bit to go there. I am the mother of an orphanage in Accra, Ghana although I have never physically been there. I am learning some very beginning Twi (very slowly due to battling poor health and being very busy), and would love it if someone would help me to learn and practice it. I am also somewhat active in YouTube, with the same nickname. I am also learning American Sign Language (ASL), a tiny bit of British Sign Language (for when I finally will get to travel to other countries), Spanish, and some Mandarin Chinese (Ni hao ma? How are you?). Sometime I might learn some French because of how popular it is in Africa. My videos in YouTube, right now, are entirely in ASL, by the way. I plan to make more videos later on, possibly in the different languages I am learning. What is life like in Ghana? Do you have any recipes for good Ghanian food that I can fix here in the USA with my microwave, oven, and burners? I want to try cooking and eating Ghanaian food. Congratulations on Ghana's 50th anniversary! I am curious. How has Ghana come a long ways, and what do you have left to do? I want very much to become a nurse and a linguist, and to someday go to Ghana and other places and help people. It's just that right now I am working very hard to overcome my back problems, pinched nerves, and other health problems and disabilities. With all that comes poverty. So, all this makes it impossible right now for me to travel, go to school, and work. But, with the right positive attitude and hard work, I will overcome all this, and I will hopefully get to visit Ghana and other places.