First edition - 10 Items I use every day in Ghana!
|I keep the knife for the real tough ones|
Flippy-Floppies - I have worn these things more in the last 3 months than I ever have in my life. The basic rule of thumb is don't be barefoot, this helps avoid any creepy crawlies invading your body, any nasty cuts, and that really annoying thing where dirt gets stuck to the bottom of your foot and gets really uncomfortable and no mater what you do you can't get rid of it all.
|This camera takes pictures of itself. Narcisnap.|
The Bucket - These buckets are used for everything. Cleaning clothes, flushing toilets, getting water for food, ext. ext. Almost anything that requires more than 500ml of water involves one of the numerous buckets around the compound.
Side Note: The bucket hierarchy - There are quite a few buckets in the compound, knowing which one to use for which purpose is vital for smooth living and not having another person living in the compound run over and correct you.
This would be the black one
- Purple Bucket - This is the bathing bucket. Fill with the small blue bucket or the black bucket that has a grip on the handle
- Little Blue Bucket - This is the filling bucket. It is designated for transferring water from the rainbarrels to the other buckets.
- Black Bucket (with grip) - This is another filling bucket (I think). It gets used very rarely, I think it is specifically designated for transferring water from the rainbarrel that they fill with water from the bore hole. I don't use this bucket out of fear.
- Black Bucket (no gip) - This would be the toilet bucket. Fill with the small blue bucket. Do not attempt to use for any other purpose or risk the wrath of everyone around.
- The Metal Bucket - This bucket is used washing clothes and sometimes water transfer. The only person who uses it for transfer is the head of the house. I do not.
- The Basin - A large metal bowl used for washing clothes. Fill with water from the purple bucket after you fill the purple bucket with the small blue bucket
|Mirror: 2GhC Not Carving My Face: Priceless|
The Plug Converter - Well, none of the plugs for anything I own work in Ghana - so a converter is a neccesity. Bonus points go to the wicked power bar I found that has a volt meter (I have seen some places that are running around 260... I didn't plug anything in) and built in converters. It is nice to be able to charge my phone and camera at the same time as well.
|I need to stop trying to take artsy pictures|
|I REALLY need to stop...|
Stay tuned for the next blog, The 5 Things Ghanians Do Better Than Canadians and Visa Versa
Keep your stick on the ice,