So after a 10 hour flight and a harrowing 4 hour ride through the streets of Africa I finally made it to Cape Coast. A taxi, blaring African hip-life music with a God Rules sticker on the dash, took me to my new home for 6 weeks. Kwaprow village is situated on the top of a hill and houses all the volunteers for the Abusua foundation in one house. The torrential rain of the previous days had washed out most of the dirt roads, or at least made them impassible with a car. Welcome to Ghana ;) With large amounts of luggage in tow another volunteer, Matthew, and I made our way through a winding village to the house. There is a reason the man picking us up is called Saviour, he carried my 40lb luggage on his back the whole way. Muddy, exhausted and overwhelmed I began to settle in to my new home and lifestyle. Water runs some of the time in the sinks, but never in the shower. Buckets full of cool rain water are my shower now. And bug spay and sunscreen have become my perfumes of choice. I sleep under a bug net listening to frogs ribbit outside the window and with the rising of the sun roosters crow. Good thing they do because my travel alarm crapped out on me ;) I tried my first truly African food yesterday too. In a market I tried a "rocky," a corn bread muffin that is savory and sweet at the same time. And at a beach resort we visited I got "red red," a bean stew with red curry-like sauce and fat fried plantains. I was too warm to eat it all, but it was delicious. I'm definitely still adjusting to the lifestyle and lack of amenities, but I've gotten over the initial terror and am trying to embrace it. The internet isn't always reliable, but I'll try to upload photos when I can!