Posted by: devonhamilton | October 15, 2010

Our accommodations

This week I have had more Internet access than expected because we keep coming to the Internet café to do additional research for our workshops. We have two workshops with the teachers at OIC today but instead of all five of us doing both, we have split into teams. I am doing a Leadership workshop in the afternoon. Tomorrow is a day off so I think we are all looking forward to that!

Yesterday I posted some pictures from around Takoradi. Today I have taken some pictures of my room and accommodations so you can get a better idea of what my life is like in Takoradi…

My room: Technically all five of us are in one room together but there’s a half-wall dividing it in two. My bed is by the front door and Lisa is in this half of the room with me.

My bed: Lots of supplements and I am halfway through “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Calendar: Packed with workshops! The days are going by quickly because we have been so busy.

Other half of the room: Kelly, Jenna and Steph sleep on the other half of the room. This room is really bright with big windows! You can see Jenna and Kelly’s beds in this photo, and Steph’s is on the right (out of view).

Bathroom: This is our shower, when we have a running shower – so far about half the time we’ve been here. The water is cold so it can be really refreshing after spending time outside.

This is my shower the other half of the time. The huge bins are filled with water and you dump smaller buckets or water over yourself. It’s actually pretty efficient and you realize how much water you use when you shower! It can be hard to get the shampoo out of your hair, though!

Hope you are all enjoying regular updates; who knows how long they will last. We tried a new restaurant last night (yay!) which was delicious: I had fried chicken and jollof rice. Tonight we will probably head out for dancing and live music; we went out last Friday and it was a lot of fun. Hopefully we can get a beach day in on Saturday, and we have a workshop with the local Rotary club on Sunday evening before our week at the YMCA and OIC starts again on Monday.

Have a great weekend!


  1. These updates are awesome! Keep ’em coming! xox

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