Seriously! I thought I would look for some Asians on TV. Searching through the iTunes Store, I got these two shows: “Silicon Valley” and “Start Ups: Silicon Valley”. Granted HBO suggests that the tech world is only 1/5 Asian. (“Asian” refers to both people of East Asian and Indian descent.) Ok, at least HBO gets it right that tech is still mostly male — but not 100 percent male! I feel sorry for the guy from the Midwest or South […]
Starting at 18 years of age, I’ve made six major moves: San Diego to Los Angeles Los Angeles to New York New York to Los Angeles Los Angeles to New York New York to Accra Accra to San Diego Half of the time, I moved to attend college; the other half, I travelled for a new job. Each opportunity offered hope, adventure, and excitement. In hindsight, I didn’t appreciate the “inside knowledge” that I was relinquishing. Basically, every time you […]
Seriously, sometimes you want to escape it all. La Villa Boutique Hotel in Osu offers a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. Room rates start at $250 or $275 per night. Despite the high prices for accommodation, the food prices are quite reasonable. They offer a number of pasta plates for around 15-20 cedis ($5 – $7) and entrees range from 20 to 60 cedis ($7 – $20). I hosted an event for InterNations here.
When I was in Ghana, I told my driver that. He got a big kick out of it. My aunt confirmed that this is “old thinking” back when men made much more than their wives. If the main breadwinner is making $5,000 or 5,000 cedis per month while the woman is making a fraction of that, then this makes sense. Oddly enough, despite the emergence of two income families, this “old thinking” still seems to persist unevenly today. Living in Ghana, […]
Ten weeks ago, somewhere over the Atlantic, I realized I had a bunch of things to do. After all, I was returning home! During those three and half years away, I changed. Embraced by love and kindness, tempered by hardship and loss, and challenged by running my own business and distance from home, I cannot deny that my time in Ghana really affected me. Some would argue I became quasi-Ghanaian. (More about that in another post.) At first, I came […]
The Labadi Beach Hotel is one of my favorite places to chill and maybe go for a swim. It’s part of the South African-based Legacy Hotels chain. I never stayed in any of the rooms because the price for a single started at $400 per night while a double $450 per night. Last time I went, a day pass for use of the pool was 50 cedis ($16). You can usually eat lunch for around 50 cedis per person. The weekend […]