There's no place like Ho

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Click your ruby slippers together and say, "There's no place like Ho, there's no place like Ho." Though our house is astoundingly similar to a retirement home (see below), it's our home for now and we like it that way. On Saturday, we took a day trip to the southern coast of Ghana, visiting a slave fort, a kente weaving place, a slave memorial and a traditional bone healer. We also made a short stop at one of the other CCS home-bases. After about 5 minutes, we were pretty sure we wanted to go back. Sure, it may be near the beach, but there's sand and bugs everywhere, and let's face it, the people just aren't as great :) !

Why does the CCS Ho Home-base ressemble a retirement home?
1. We sleep early (staying out for one of the volunteer's birthday parties meant staying out past 10, then promptly going back)
2. We wake early (everyone's up by 7:30 at the lastest - the scariest part is that we don't mind)
3. Everything we eat is a soft solid (for example, rice, yams, plantains, bananas, red red, FanChoco)
4. We spend all day reading
5. We discuss and pay careful attention to the regularity, consistency and colour of our bowel movements
6. With the addition of Ghanaian time, we move extra slow

What does the CCS Ho Home-base not have in common with a retirement home?
1. We play full-contact Spoons
... that's pretty much it. Spoons can be a brutal game. Several of us went to bed slightly injured that night.
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