Warning: These are just my viewpoints, in no way am I saying that these are things that should be changed in Ghana or Canada. The list is just based off of my personal views of what I enjoy - I am not trying to say that anything is bad in comparison, both ways have their merits!
I will start with the things that Canadians do better than the Ghanians
|Cultural Museum in Ottawa|
|Something tells me I won't get my BigMac|
Bathroom Necessities - This one has everything to do with toilet paper. It is not a precious resource and I think that it would be nice to be able to go to a guesthouse or public washroom without having to double check that my roll is in my backpack. I like the fact that in Canada I don't have to carry around a roll.
|Kumasi is fun!|
Shopping - Going to a shopping mall or a grocery store and finding everything I really need for a weeks worth of meals, and not really being concerned that someone is ripping me off is a nice thing. One nice little thing that I have taken for granted is walking to a store and (for the most part) not having to worry about weather something is in season or not dictating weather it is affordable - see the blog on 'Westernization' for the info on price swings.
Now for the things that Ghanians rock out on
|Workshops in Tamale!|
Portable Water - The pure water sachets. These things are available in most of the places I have been, excluding some of the more remote villages. The biggest difference between them and Canadian purified water is the cost - 500ml is about 7 cents in Ghana, where in Canada a 500ml is around $1.50. The bottles are more travel friendly - but the bags also produce less waste and consume less materials.
|Drinking good beer must have been a second year course|
Mobile Phones - The cost to call people in Ghana is soooooo much better than in Canada. The network coverage is a little bit more spotty (almost like Rogers coverage in SK... but not that bad), but the cost is just so good. It is around 3cents / min to call network to network and 5cents / min to call off network. It is 9cents /min for me to call Canada. That is 1/3 of the cost of making international calls from Ghana over skype! The phones are pretty much all based off of prepaid cards, which are available from many people who sell them on the streets - easy to spot because they all have big umbrellas over their spot.
|Now drive through this. I dare you.|
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