Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Tad More Traveling

After we departed from Denu we traveled to Accra, the capital city of Ghana. We stayed at the Salvation Army Hostel where I had the chance to meet many other volunteers who were in town to travel or fly home.

We did a little sightseeing around Accra, we went to their market, which is about 5times bigger than the one in Denu. Simon pointed out monuments and important building and then took me and our new friend Connie (who had just finished her internship and was stay in gin the hostel) to see a coffin workshop. Seriously people a coffin workshop!!!! In Ghana one of the most visited places is the coffin shop. Simon explained that coffins are designed to suit the deceased occupation or hobby. When I got on the plane to Tanzania there was an article in the in flight magazine! It said: "fantasy coffins have become one of the more unusual and significant expression of modern craftsmanship." Who Knew!?!

The following day I did the coolest yet scariest thing ever! I did the canopy walk at Kakum National Park. That's right, I walked above the trees of the rain forest surrounded only by ropes and walking on planks that swayed side to side. That fear of bridges came back pretty fast at first but since I was with every school group in Cape Coast region I couldn't NOT do it! Plus I just kept telling myself - "I jumped out of a plane once, I can do this" and then I was ok and I embraced this opportunity. I will say I was thrilled when I was back on solid ground!

1 comment:

  1. Did you kiss the ground? I would've. I'm so glad you did that though!!!

    I'm now thinking about what kind of fantasy coffin I would like to be buried in - Please follow this desire and tell my mom when the time comes. I hereby decree that I would like to be buried in the heel of a shoe, in my black evening gown and a tiara.