I was thinking the other day about how much I have changed here in Ghana. Yes, growing and all that jazz, but more like tastes have changed. Here are some examples that I think will surprise my family and friends:
I now enjoy tuna salad. I used to hate the stuff. I just ate it 3 meals in a row. So tasty.
Salad dressing here is mayo and ketchup mixed together. It tastes pretty good. Try it sometime.
I actually like my hips and butt now, they are golden here in Ghana.
I enjoy taking a bath with a bucket.
I eat soup with my hands.
I wear ugly sandals and cargo pants in public. Don’t worry this won’t be coming back to the states.
I’m planning to go great white shark cage diving.
I eat only 2 meals a day. Everyone knows how much I love food.
I can survive an entire month on only 5cd a day, or $2.78.
I listen to country music now.
I go out in public with a skirt on and I haven’t shaved my legs in days.
I am getting tan (well for me).
I’ll wear the same clothes many times before washing them.
I think it is cold when it gets to the low 80s.
I walk everywhere.
I can walk over 5 miles in a day carrying a 60lbs pack, up a hill backwards in the heat.
I drink water out of a bag.
I barely eat meat anymore and if I do it is chicken.
I have tried: grasscutter, goat, rabbit, and river crabs.
I have used English, German, and Twi all in the same sentence.
I like spicy foods now, and spicy here means SPICY.
One of my favorite meals is kenkey – a corn based ball of carbs dipped in peppe or a hot pepper and tomato sauce. You eat with your hands.
I really like drinking sweet corn drinks.
I won a boxing match against a guy with one hand tied behind my back.
I changed my name.
I am growing my hair out.
Lastly, I like cockroaches.