To the airport in Accra Jan 30

There is no better word to describe our last day in Ghana than bittersweet. We woke up this morning to send Andrea off on her morning flight, as her adventure continues to Liberia and Sierra Leone. We enjoyed our last breakfast of noodle stir fry, pancakes, eggs, bread, and pineapple. Abdulai, Fauzia, Olaf, Jazee, and Kwabena were presented with homemade cards (painted by our craftiest group member, Maddie) and we expressed our gratitude for this month’s countless incredible experiences. After breakfast we packed our suitcases, and checked out of our rooms.

We waved goodbye to the gracious Pink Hostel staff and rolled away in our teal bus to an Accra mall, where we made some last-minute souvenir purchases before our evening departure. (We had to distract Abdulai from getting sucked into the Apple Store.)

Our last lunch in Ghana included all of our favorites: spiced chicken, Jollof Rice, noodle stir fry, fried plantains, and yam chips.
Because traffic was congested and we didn’t want to deviate too far from the airport, we returned to the mall to spend our last few cedis and enjoy a birthday celebration for Jazee, who is turning 43 on Friday.

We enjoyed cake and Abdulai’s favorite local drink, Alvaro.
Our group continued to the airport and said our final goodbyes to our new friends, Fauzia, Kwabena, and Jazee.

No words can completely describe the strong senses and emotions we experienced this month. But we thank you for following our journey across the beautiful country of Ghana through this blog. We will cherish these memories for a lifetime.

Emma and Laura