Old Tafo, New Tafo: Same great flavor

Greetings from New Tafo, Eastern Region, Ghana.

My homestay community is in Old Tafo, which is just about 6 kilometers away. I just found this internet cafe (wow, I’m a poet and I don’t even know it!), and I think that as long as I have time, I should be able to get to my email at least once a week.

We are well into training, and all of the ups and downs that go with a homestay. I was very lucky; my homestay family is very nice, and I am fortunate to have a room to myself with electricity (what they call lights here). Indoor plumbing, however, is out of the question, but the rainy season and having the neighborhood well just around the corner makes fetching water a very easy chore.

Many of you have been asking about the food — in a word, it’s spicy. There’s also pretty much every kind of tropical fruit you could imagine available in the market here, and we can eat very, *very* well for just about $1 a day. For those of you curious about the currency, one Ghana Cedi (GHC) is roughly equal to $1.

Thank you all for the emails and words of support; I greatly appreciate them and am glad to hear that you are all doing well. I will go back to Old Tafo, draft my emails for next week/time I get over here, and try to get some pictures out.