Hello all! Well, we made it and are safe (just in case you are wondering). Let's see. The first day we arrived at 5:30 GMT t and proceeded to our hotel outside of Accra in Medina Estates and spent about an hour in stop and go traffic, but we have come to learn that this is just what it is like to get around at any time in Accra. The next day we went to the Embassy, met up with Andrea's (another fulbrighter) friend Yaw (pronounced Ya-ow). He is AWESOME. He runs this SIT program for american/international art students to spend a semester in Ghana. He knows everyone! Andrea did that program and that is how she knows him as well. Anyway...we met Yaw and went to a football game (aka soccer game) of Kumasi's Kotoko team versus the local Accra team. Unfortunately, Kotoko lost (it's our new favorite team!). Then we drove back in a taxi in, you guessed it, traffic. Yesterday (Thursday) we slept all morning (soooo nice) and then ran errands all afternoon in the pouring rain! But we got plug converters, washcloths, and malaria pills (in case we get malaria). then, oh my, the tro-tro ride back to Medina was CRAZY. It took over an hour...maybe two, in the pouring rain. We were off-roading in this tro-tro...it was nuts. The rain finally stopped this morning and we are out running errands again, but this time without Yaw, but we know the area we are going to so it is ok. He has been like our babysitter!
We have tried several times to get PLAIN Jolof rice...only to be told ok and to find pieces of chicken in it....I think they are worried about us so they throw it in....silly obruni, you could not possibly want NO meat!!!
But all in all...so far so good. Just trying to catch a ride out of Accra. More updates to come.