On to Malawi

May 14 We arise at the ungodly hour of 4AM for our transfer to the Cape Town airport and our 2-hour flight to Joburg. Zoe is not exactly what one would call a morning person, so she is bleary-eyed. The hotel has packed us box breakfasts, which we eat on the flight. Freedom meets us […]

Reflections and Ruminations

Well, I’ve read through the blog, so I can now confirm that it was another fabulous trip.

What made the trip so great? Here’s a list that is almost certainly incomplete:

1. The companionship among our group of five 2. The wonderful people we meet in Ghana, most of them by now old friends. 3. […]

Accra on the Run

Pack and down for breakfast, where we are joined by Joe and Ida. Funmi and Sola left at 4:30 AM to catch a flight to Nigeria, so we said our goodbyes to them last night. Farewell hugs to Joe and Ida, and then a long drive to Accra, with the air conditioning not working. Breathing […]

School Farms and Pineapples

We talked more over breakfast about Sola’s project indoor pollution in Nigeria. As indicated earlier, indoor pollution causes two million deaths annually, mostly either women or young children, who spend time in the kitchen, either on their mother’s backs or by her side. Sola is now testing results among two groups in Nigeria, one of […]

Kangaroos and Dancers

Final breakfast at The Four Villages Inn and goodbyes to our hosts, Charity and Chris. We enjoy this vey cozy place. It’s like coming back home annually.

We set out into the normal heavy traffic and our birthday boy, Dick (I won’t tell you his age, but it rhymes with heaven-tea son), is not at […]