Travel Journals And Articles

  • First day at Sankofa Children's Home

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Sep 04, 2012 | Elmina, Ghana

    I really love it here. I'm loving it more every single second. Today was another great day in Ghana.  It's only been 3 days since I arrived but I am already feeling more and more comfortable. The people here really are amazing and so helpful.  I woke up around 7 to shower and get ready for the day. I had my alarm set for 7 but was awake …

  • I've been accepted

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    JessicaChavera

    by: JessicaChavera

    created on: Sep 03, 2012 | Texas, United States

    I have been officially accepted into the ProWorld Internship in Peru Program.  I will be interning for a month long in Cusco, Peru.  The internship is a community development program aimed at raising awareness for human rights, called Spread the Word. 

  • Town tours, home stays and dancing on the beach.

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Sep 03, 2012 | Elmina, Ghana

    Today was another eventful day. Its already 1:30 but I know that I need to blog because I don't want to get behind or forget anything. There are just so many great things I'm experiencing.  I love it!We were up early this morning because we had the second part of our orientation. I don't think any of us were feeling very well but we survived. We talked a lot about the culture, …

  • Playing catch up

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Sep 03, 2012 | Elmina, Ghana

    Where do I even begin? I wrote my blog last night but the internet connection was bad and when I woke up this morning I realized that it didn't save. Kind of bummed about that. I guess I will just have to try to summarize the past 2 days. It feels like I've been here for a while already. I'm taking in every single second of it. Yesterday was such a …

  • Mexico es Magico

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    SamanthaHundemer

    by: SamanthaHundemer

    created on: Sep 02, 2012 | Oaxaca, Mexico

    Time is relative. In Oaxaca the more appropriate term is irrelevant. For example, there is no public bus schedule; no listed times or established stops. You arrive on your own time and hope the congregation of people on the corner is made up of others waiting for transporation and not one of the many daily protests. So, it's not surprising that I was shocked when I glanced at the calendar …

  • The countdown begins! In one month I'll be in Ghana!

    GraceWillisJohnson

    by: GraceWillisJohnson

    created on: Aug 31, 2012 | Georgia, United States

    Well I feel like I've been preparing for this trip all my life! I've always been one to want to help people, change the world and make a difference, and now my dream is about to come true! Much of this trip has been very last minute with deciding when and where to do my internship. I had so many places picked out in my head of where to go, …

  • Home sweet Ghana!

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Aug 31, 2012 | Ghana

    I have now been in the Ghana for about 4 hours. Holy cow..I'm really here :) The travel process went very smoothly. Better than I expected. The line to get through immigration took quite a while. A lot of people were complaining. I definitely noticed the humidity right away. I felt like I was back in NC.  I was a little confused after I made it through immigration. I wasn't sure if …

  • Pizza and Parades

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    CorinneCard

    by: CorinneCard

    created on: Aug 31, 2012 | Oaxaca, Mexico

    So my family was really excited to learn that I like to/know how to bake and wanted me to show them how to make a bunch of stuff. Well I had mentioned that my mother taught me how to make pizza, and they got really excited. So Viri bought all the stuff we would need to make pizza, and it took about a week of planning and missing, but finally, …

  • 20 hours and going strong!

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Aug 31, 2012 | Idaho, United States

    Well....I made it to Amsterdam! 20 hours in and I'm still feeling fantastic :)  I left Boise early Thursday morning. I was definitely more emotional than I thought I would be. My mom and brother saw me off at the airport. I had some issues with the weight of my bags (go figure) and was running late for my flight which was probably a good thing. I didn't have time to …

  • Almost that time :)

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Aug 30, 2012 | Idaho, United States

    Wow! It's here! It's time to leave for Ghana. I can't even describe the emotions that I'm feeling right now. I decided that I'm going to try to stay up all night so that I can sleep the majority of my trip tomorrow.  I will be leaving from Boise around 10AM, from there I will be headed to Portland. I have a 2 hour layover and will be able to see …