Ghana is an amazing place to live and there are things we enjoy that people probably do not appreciate ... until they travel abroad.
1. The weather
Ghana is close to the equator, so the weather is moderate. It is neither too warm not too cold. Our brothers and sisters abroad, especially in Europe and America, appreciate our weather, because it can get brutally cold over there. And the experience can be very frustrating:
2. Low-maintenance life
The cost of living in Ghana is low compared to what pertains in Western countries, where taxes are high and basic things like rent can be very expensive.
3. Ghanaian food
Once you exit the shores of Ghana, note that your access to endless supply to Ghanaian delicacies is also cut off.
Even if you get access to Ghanaian food, it will come at great cost to your pocket and it may not be as tasty as what you are used to at home.
4. Physical contact with loved one
You will miss your friends and loved ones, especially if you lack the means to visit home regularly. In Ghana, it is easy to get attention from people. It is easy to make friends and establish a sense of belonging. But abroad, the policy is 'every man for himself, God for us all'. It can be very frustrating.
You are sure to miss the little things that make Ghana tick. Like boarding trotro. Like speaking pidgin English. You can no longer watch Hearts of Oak or Kototo live at the stadium. It will be difficult to catch Uncle Ebow's plays at the national theatre or attend popular entertainment events like the VGMAs.
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You will miss the antics of Ghanaian police personnel when they exhort money on the streets. Even "dumsor" will be missed.
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