We visited Okyehene’s Palace to meet the chiefs of the Kyebi Traditional Area in Ghana. Before getting to meet the chief, I witnessed a sacrifice, which is a traditional ritual in the area. The sacrifice occurred to resolve a dispute that was brought to the chief’s court. During the ritual, libation is poured to… Read more »
Ever since I first began to learn Spanish, I told myself (and others) that I was going to travel to Spain in the future. As I grew older and realized that traveling takes work to happen, I started to doubt that I would have the opportunity to go. When I reached my first year in… Read more »
Kakum Rainforest was beautiful. Although I did not consider myself an outdoorsy person, I had a lot of fun going through the canopy walk. Even if someone was afraid of heights, this fear usually goes away once you are on the canopy walk. Having friends with you during the walk also lessens the fear. For… Read more »
It’s ironic how beautiful these places could be even though ugly, horrifying acts were committed there. After West Africans were forcibly captured by European colonizers, they were taken to the Slave River in Ghana to have their “last bath” before being branded and taken to castles along the coast to await their departure. In… Read more »
On store fronts, churches, and even plastic chairs — one thing that could not be ignored when traveling to Ghana were traditional Adinkra symbols. To anyone passing by, they might just look like pretty decorations; however, they were deeply rooted in Ghanaian tradition. Adinkra symbols were believed to originate from Gyaman, a kingdom in… Read more »
In the summer of 2018, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Peru for two weeks. Before landing in Lima, I was extremely worried about experiencing culture shock while traveling to this new country in South America. This being my first trip outside of the United States, I was extremely nervous and full of… Read more »
The experience that we had in Costa Rica has changed me in ways more than what can be described in words. From a consulting standpoint, having the ability to work with those five very different organizations was surely worth it. Although my team was Treeseed, I liked how I could… Read more »
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