After a long flight, I landed in Ghana. As I stepped out of the airplane, the heat hit me. The walk to the terminal was not too long, inside beautiful painted murals decked the walls. There were also remnants left of Christmas: Christmas lights, red arches, stars. Or maybe this was part of the normal decoration, who knows. I got thru customs pretty quickly and my luggage came 5 minutes after I got to the baggage claim. I walked out of the terminal and saw “Joe” holding the UNITED FOR SIGHT sign. Phew. I made it. One of the volunteers was on the same flight as me, was already waiting and another would be coming shortly. When the last volunteer came, we heading to load all our luggage in what I believe was a Subaru. I have never seen so many suitcases stuffed in one trunk. We all squeezed in, Jerome and Joe, and us three volunteers.
The drive to the hotel was quite interesting. Lets’ just say there is lots of honking and maneuvering into lanes. Ghanaians cross the busy roads all the time, so you hear lots of cars honking for the pedestrians to be warned. Then the merging is another interesting thing. I only saw one lane, but somehow that one lane became a 3 lane road. Our driver was amazing; we were literally within inches of the car next to us. So among all these lanes are vendors trying to sell their wares. They walk between the cars, when there is room, and sell everything you can imagine. The women balance the big bins of their wares on their head. Quite amazing. We finally arrived at our hotel. After checking in, getting our cell phones, vodaphone cards, we finally relaxed a little in our room. We, the volunteers, plan on grabbing something to eat at 7. Hope I can stay up until then. My room is decent, can’t complain. The thing I love is I can hear the roosters from my room. Tomorrow, I am heading to an outreach, looking forward to it. More later.