August 23, 2012
Saying Good-bye to Ghana
by Kamaria Carnes
After a quick walking tour through the village we headed over to another nearby village to learn how they recycle material to make beads. There are actually many different ways to make them. Some methods include crushing the glass with stone into a fine powder and mixing different consistencies of glass.
The next morning we finally left the guesthouse and headed back towards Accra for one last round at the Art market and a trip to the mall for last minute trinkets and gifts. After several teary goodbyes to our friend and guide Odaitei and our driver Charles, we begin our voyage back home.
We had a three hour layover in Amsterdam. Even though we didn’t get to explore outside, we got a taste of Amsterdam from the inside of the airport.
What an amazing experience with equally amazing people. Thank you OMA&D, Zynovia Hetherington and Jo-Nathan Thomas for taking on Sankofa 2. Though we’re all back home many of us left our hearts in Ghana with the culture and people we befriended along the way.