|"Yipee, I'm finally going back home."
Many people have shouted these idealistic words as they boarded the plane returning to their motherland. Then they arrive, the imported one, and have to take a reality check. An experience akin to being punched by boxing gloves, worn by Azumah Nelson. Several times.
Immediately, they wail, "Why the hell did I come back?"
Nothing is what they expected it would be, leading to much whinging and frustration.
For those who insist on staying, this is the survivor's guide to Ghana, the gateway to West Africa.
However long it take you to adjust and no matter how many tears you shed, once you've sussed out the Ghanaian cultural scripts and laughed yourself silly at how wet behind the ears you had been, you'll wonder what all your fussing had been about. You won’t!
Welcome to A Place of Beautiful Nonsense, where every challenging situations also offers a silver lining.