How to experience Ghana to the fullest
Now, a lot of people keep asking me how Ghana really is like. I am going to give you a list to follow to experience Ghana in America for one month.
Food: Now this one is nearly completely impossible in America but here goes. You may not eat canned food this whole month because it is much too expensive. Instead you will have to buy all raw veggies and cook from scratch. One out of two dinners must include tomatoes. If possible, you must eat at a Ghanaian restaurant, not very common in America though.
Roads: Now for one/third of each trip, jostle each other to represent roads filled with pot holes. Remember to get stuck in traffic for each trip you take. Also, you should remember to use your horn as much as you can. Since you can’t get lots of irresponsible and non-obeying taxis and transportation, you’ll have to do without them. You will break down at least two times and have to call for a taxi or tow or have someone pick you up. No air-conditioning while in break down mode.
Internet: A yes this is a biggie. Other than the fact you can’t use it when power is gone unless you have a phone connection, you will lose internet for about two hours each day at random times for two hours at a time. The internet’s speed will be good though. Finally for the last week, you will lose it entirely.
Water: For actual water consumption, you have two choices, buy a filter or buy bottled water. Of course you could get a well, but that is a bit overboard unless you are thinking about the apocalypse. On the other hand for other uses, you will have to get as many buckets as you can. Then these will be the only water you will have for two days of the week picked at random to do anything you need to do that requires water. Another solution is getting a large container for water (called a polytank here), but with this if you have stairs, you’ll have to carry bucket up those stair and that gets heavy.
Electricity: Oh yeah, this is the worst. Doing this for a month, the first week, we will start off light. You will switch off the electricity oh for about 2 hours for three days out of the whole week. The next week you will get three days of electricity off straight. If you have a generator, you may turn it on. The next week, you will get 24 hours without electricity and twelve hours with electricity. Finally, you will get 12 hours off and 24 hours on for the week.
This must all be done in temperatures at the average of 90 degrees without air-conditioning.