Landed safely and happily in Ghana. Feels good to be back.
Larry’s welcomed me as family into his home. And let me tell you, it’s luxury compared to the hostel last summer. There’s a nice big mirror in the bathroom, a washing machine (!), and his son Orleans and I are watching Ghanaian music videos on a flat screen TV as I type…on wireless internet (slow, but hey).
In Cape Town last week, my friend Kelley and I had stocked up on a big container of milk at Shop Rite, cause I’d thought I wouldn’t be drinking it for a while (Shop Rite is the “poor” grocery in Cape Town but luxury in Ghana). Most people I knew here last summer didn’t have fridges and didn’t really drink milk. Well, not only does the kitchen have a huge fridge, but I have my own in my room. And Larry has a bumper sticker for Shop Rite on his car. Looks like things will be a little different this time.
Posts on the Cape Town art scene coming soon. Ma na bo ekoo.
(Orleans, Larry’s son, tells me that’s Ga for “see you later.” Ga is one of the local languages in Ghana, second most common after Twi.)