Earlier this year my son’s girlfriend/partner (in crime) was notified she was the recipient of a Fulbright Study/Research Award. A Marine Biology/Environmental Sciences graduate, she chose to dedicate the next 9 months of her life to research the effects of LED Lights on netting in the fishing industry. And decided to do this no closer than in Ghana. For those who do not know this, the Fullbright Program is an international educational program sponsored by the US government. It is designed to facilitate and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Needless to say that we are incredibly proud of her.
Considering the importance I give to education, the environment, and its conservation, travel, and -let’s be honest- an innate drive for the unknown (or lesser known), I thought this to be an excellent opportunity to start talks about lesser known countries. Considering our own president doesn’t differentiate between Namibia and "Nambia" (He must have seen “The Black Panther … lol … remember “Wakanda”) or "Nipple" and Nepal (Hell … not much difference here is there …) And with Leyna (that’s her name 😉 ) over there for a while, it seemed an easy and obvious choice.
The Republic of Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. It is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke.₁