While I was staying in Accra, I had my hair braided. They put extensions in and everything. It was the best! It's my favorite way I've had my hair ever! The ladies in the picture with me were my hair braiding team, who are now my friends. My auntie Janet is the woman on my right and she is the owner of the shop. Mary, Vivian, and Akosua are the others who helped. It took 5 hours to do! It was worth it though. I can't wait to have it done again before I come back!
Ok, so throughout this whole journey, I have made lots of friends. But Natalie and I have kinda done almost everything together and supported each other. She hails from Portland, Oregon, but schools at Macalester in Minnesota. She's the best and I am grateful for her. As our friend Kokroko says, "she is my favorite friend". Here we are in Cape Coast for our friend Lisa's birthday. (Yes I had my hair done again, but it didn't last as long. It was kind of a lion mane - I loved it!)
One of the things Natalie and I liked to do while we were in Cape Coast was to get up at 5AM, walk to the beach, head for these big, beautiful rocks, and watch the sun come up. It was unreal! Especially because we were doing it at the end of October and early November. Here is a picture of me from one of those mornings, soaking up the gorgeous sunrise.
Also while we were hanging around Cape Coast, our group made a trip to Krakum National Park. They are famous for their 240ft canopy walk. The walk is on rope bridges suspended in between tall trees. Here I am doing the walk, just hanging out in the canopy.
Ok those should hold you all over for a while ;) Just kidding. Anyway, enjoy the pictures and I will post again soon!