Travel Journals And Articles

  • 5 more days- Count Down to my Costa Rica trip!

    KeikoMizoguchi

    by: KeikoMizoguchi

    created on: Oct 29, 2012 | California, United States

    I'm excited to be able to work with the Costa Rica team!  This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, so it's a dream come true for me. I haven't had the time to start packing- I'm getting more and more nervous each day as I am unsure of what lies ahead. For one thing I know that this will be a lifetime experience. I'd like to make the most out …

  • I got the goods!

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Oct 23, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    Dr. Pepper, Fritos, Goldfish...OH MY :) This is one happy and full girl :) I got another package from my friend Ray today. I was SO happy to get some snacks from home. Even more excited to share my snacks from home with my sister, friends and the kids around our house. Ghanaians don't like really sweet things. So different from home :) My sister loved the goldfish and Kwame …

  • Impact Projects and Accra

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Oct 23, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    I've been really bad about writing the past few days. I've been staying pretty busy and just haven't had a chance to stop and catch up. I'm extremely tired so I apologize in advance for any grammatical errors :)Friday was a really fun day at school. Most Fridays the students spend the day watching movies, dancing to music or playing sports. This Friday happened to be a dancing Friday. It …

  • One more week!

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    AThorson

    by: AThorson

    created on: Oct 23, 2012 | Illinois, United States

    I am just one week away from departing on my European/African adventure! I can’t believe how fast time has flown and it is already here! I have had so much support from my parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, bosses, and friends.  I appreciate the help and encouragement that everyone has given me to get me ready for this experience!  There have been a few changes since last time I posted. …

  • Ghana be a movie star :)

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Oct 20, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    Oh what a day :) I'm exhausted but wanted to write a little something before I fell asleep. I'm also waiting for my sister and nephew to get back from church so I need to kill some time. Today was a pretty cool day at school. Geoff invited one of his friends who is volunteering with the local TV station to come to Aboom to do some coverage on the school, …

  • Helping, fixing and serving

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Oct 20, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    Hello my wonderful friends :) I hope everyone is doing wonderful. Life is Ghana is amazing...as always :)The past few days have been busy. Yesterday morning I woke up (well I was up most of the night) and my throat was still hurting really bad. It was the last day of my antibiotic and I knew the infection wasn't gone. I called Dr. Andrew and went back to the clinic …

  • Drama in Mexico

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    CorinneCard

    by: CorinneCard

    created on: Oct 19, 2012 | Oaxaca, Mexico

    Well it's been an eventful weekend/week for sure. Starting with Saturday! I went back to San Jose, Mixteca with the Castellanos and some youth and young adults from the church. That was a blast! It was chilly and foggy/rainy (or fogging as my mother would call it) We made tlyudas and then walked around and visited with some of the neighbors, and then the youth took the kids from the …

  • Ambien and public restrooms

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Oct 16, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    I can't believe how fast my time is going now. I swear it felt like the first 2 weeks went so slow and it seemed like I was going to be here forever. Now I have less than 3 weeks and I'm praying for time to slow down. I'm not ready to leave Ghana. Yesterday was a very very lazy day. I had a pretty late night on Saturday. It was probably …

  • Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Oct 16, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    So after I wrote yesterday's blog, I remembered a few things that I forgot to write about. A few funny things :) When I was at dinner with the doctor, we were talking about what he does in his free time, which isn't much because he works 6- 12 hour days a week. He told me that he likes to watch TV at night when he gets home. I asked what …

  • Nothing too exciting to report....

    ErinCraig

    by: ErinCraig

    created on: Oct 12, 2012 | Cape Coast, Ghana

    It's been a few days since I last wrote. I finally got to go back to school today and it was so awesome to see all the sweet children. It was quite the adventure getting there tho :) My neighbor Kwame walked me to get a car this morning. I assumed that he told them where I was going...but I assumed wrong :) I noticed that we weren't going the …