In Celebration of Ghana @ 61: The Love of the Gold Fruit

The best time to be in Ghana is hands down January and July. You may wonder why and I am here to let you in on a secret… It’s MANGO SEASON! As of January and July the juicy, plump, aromatic, sweet fruit fills the streets, shops and markets of Ghana. Imagine yourself transported to mango heaven!  Sometimes I feel like Bubba Blue fromForrest Gump when I talk about … Continue reading In Celebration of Ghana @ 61: The Love of the Gold Fruit

In Celebration of Ghana @ 61: Accra, an Airline Megacity

  As a global nomad turned travel consultant I worried my transition to Accra would leave me grounded. From afar it seemed travel from Accra to the rest of Africa was expensive and not fiscally viable for a young professional earning a merely meager salary (if that is what you want to call it). How was one supposed to even wrap their head around travel … Continue reading In Celebration of Ghana @ 61: Accra, an Airline Megacity

Doing it Backwards by Alison Roadburg

The United States has a long and troubled relationship with Liberia. It began formally in 1820, when freed slaves were sent ‘home’ to Liberia, irrespective of the fact that this land was already home to an indigenous population. The newcomers, representing only 5% of the population, quickly assumed control, and ruled until 1989, when a coup broke out to overthrow the ruling elite. This began … Continue reading Doing it Backwards by Alison Roadburg