I found love in Ghana, now what? I offer 3 tips!

I found love in Ghana, now what? I offer 3 tips!

I had a wonderful time in Ghana and I even fell in love with a great man! I didn’t want to go home at all! And now I’m going to save hard to fly back to Ghana. I hope he can come to visit me and my family as well!

I have heard these stories often, in many varieties. That’s what you get when you run a guesthouse, mentor volunteers, and like to listen. Lovely, such a crush! And despite the resistance you can expect from the people back home, sometimes things go well! Sometimes the Ghanaian man eventually moves to Europe or the US and sometimes the western lady comes to live in Ghana. And of course, you also have couples who choose the best of both worlds, who partly live abroad and partly come to live in Ghana.

The beginning of a Ghana love story

You came to Ghana for a while and you volunteered. One day you saw him, that beautiful guy, that man with that beautiful smile and that beautiful body. Because honestly, a lot of Ghanaian men have beautiful bodies. You knew right away, I’m in love, but I’m in Ghana. What’s the next thing?
You put your worries aside and think let’s let’s enjoy being together during the time I’m still in Ghana. Of being in love in this beautiful country with its beautiful beaches and nature. Enjoy the freedom and joy while we are in love in Ghana.

The inevitable goodbye, you go home and he stays behind

Time is up, your ordinary life at home awaits you. What are you going to do? Are you forgetting your boyfriend in Ghana, or are you going to have a long-distance relationship? Whatever you decide to do, it’s not easy. Why did you have to meet this nice man in Ghana and fall in love?

When you choose to leave the crush in Ghana, it’s nice to say that clearly to your boyfriend. To avoid that you will soon feel bothered at home and to avoid creating expectations that you are not going to live up to.

When you do choose a long-distance relationship, you have to stand firm. Fortunately, the world is getting smaller thanks to our phones, but you do live in 2 different worlds.

In Ghana you were so in love, but how will it go in a distance relationship?

Your boyfriend sometimes doesn’t understand your busy life and that you can’t make a phone call or app during your work or during college. As you know, in Ghana you can almost always pick up your phone and it is not seen as something rude when you are on your phone during a conversation. Perhaps it is a logical thought of your boyfriend in Ghana that you can do the same in Europe, a consequence can be that he starts to doubt your feelings. And a Ghanaian man almost always draws conclusions when in doubt. Fewer fun conversations follow than.

And when you have time to finally call after a busy day, he might not be so happy. Or maybe he’s doing nice things. Things you would also like to participate in… You remember those fun reggae nights where you went together when you were in Ghana. Or look each other in the eye at that nice campfire on one of the beautiful beaches in Ghana. Of course, there are also couples in love who absolutely do not recognize themselves in the above situations. I draw on the experiences I know.

Yes, you’re coming back to Ghana, on vacation this time

You’ve saved enough and you have a few weeks off, so you book your ticket. Ooooh, You can’t wait to see your boyfriend again and to feel the love again, while enjoying the nice weather, the food, and your friend.

In addition, you also see this period as a kind of test. Is the love real or was it a feeling of being in love because of all the excitement of a first time in Ghana?

Often during such a return holiday, everything is great in your relationship. You are happy and enjoying yourself and are starting to plan for the future. I also sometimes hear that the first cracks arise, maybe because the man is possessive in your eyes. Or because he lives like this when you feel like you’re working hard for your future. Yet the relationship usually survives the first holiday.

From falling in love in Ghana to living together or marrying your Ghanaian love

Are you moving to Ghana for love or is he coming to Europe? This choice depends very much on the situation and in which European country you live. I don’t know anything about the regulations on residence permits and visas, but I often hear and see that it is difficult to get your Ghanaian friend to your home country. So another option is for you to come to Ghana.

For both situations goes that being in love in Ghana is different than living with your Ghanaian partner, and vice versa the same applies to him of course. Your upbringing, your culture, the role of women in both countries are so different, it can often be challenging. Communication is the answer, but what if your partner isn’t so keen on talking? After all, he’s not used to that at all. Does he have to change himself because he’s in a relationship with you?

Does our intercultural relationship have a chance of success?

Of course, your relationship has a chance of success! First of all, I’m sketching out some examples, but we’re all different. Maybe you don’t recognize yourself at all in the Ghana love story I’m telling here. And secondly, there are many things you can do to make your relationship a success. After all, you have to work in every relationship to make it successful. I’d like to give you a few tips.

Tip 1: Work on your expectations

Every relationship faces pressure when certain expectations are not met, and especially a relationship like yours. You have fallen in love in Ghana and come from two completely different cultures. Your expectations in your relationship are not equal to his.

Tip 2: Don’t feel the need to do everything together

Many European relations are focused on the nuclear family. First as boyfriend and girlfriend and later with the kids. You spend a lot of time together and work together as a family. In Ghana, this is different. Firstly, the extended family is just as important, and secondly, men and women keep many things separate. For example, many Ghanaian men grew up without eating with their mother and father at the same time.

Tip 3: Immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture

Ho, wait a minute, shouldn’t he delve into my culture, too? Yes, that would be fair. And often he does, whether he likes to or not. We European women are quite talkative and because of that he already hears a lot. However, there are many influences from the Ghanaian culture that directly affect your relationship. Consider, for example, the caring nature of many Ghanaian women.

How can I help you?

I can help you in many ways during your love in Ghana adventure! Did you know, for example, that I wrote an E-book about Ghana? This E-book guides you in Ghana, I describe a lot about the culture and about the differences with Europe. After reading, I’m sure you’ll be able to relate more clearly to certain things your boyfriend does!

Thanks to the bonus with the E-book, I’m probably going to see you and your love in Ghana in real life!

When you purchase ‘Everything you need to know when travelling to Ghana’ you’ll receive a free night’s stay with a delicious breakfast at Moon&Star guesthouse. Click on the button to read more, or to order now.

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I want to experience life in Ghana! How to achieve that?

I want to experience life in Ghana! How to achieve that?

I want to experience what life is like in Ghana! A wonderful reason to come and volunteer in Ghana! You can already see it coming…. As beautiful as this reason is, it often goes ‘wrong’. I’m going to share in this article what I mean by this. But first I’m going to emphasize once again that I don’t want to discourage anyone from coming to Ghana! In contrary!!!! I would like everyone to come and discover Ghana.

But not to save Ghana…… To enjoy everything Ghana has to offer! Want to read what Ghana has to offer? Click here!

How can volunteering in Africa go wrong when the reason for coming is so good?

The food is dirty is a statement I have heard more than once from volunteers who stayed with a host family. It’s too hot, it’s too dusty, life is slow…..
These statements have a few things in common.
1. The volunteers who have said this have all said that they want to experience life in Ghana.
2. The volunteers made these statements during their first week in Ghana.
The statements are judgments, conclusions.

The good news is that many volunteers in Ghana eventually change their mind.

I get very happy when volunteers eventually adjust their opinions, judgment or conclusion. And fortunately, that happens very often. Those ‘crazy or dirty’ dough balls are eventually ordered into restaurants by the same volunteer who claimed it was dirty. The hot weather and the slower pace are missed when one is back in Europe and that dust, that becomes the charm of Africa.

How a mobile phone can stop you from experiencing life in Ghana

I want to experience life in Ghana….. And in the meantime, you’re sitting on your phone watching what parties you’re missing. Are you constantly video-calling people from home and telling you a hundred about life here in Ghana. But do you have time to experience life in Ghana? I know better than anyone how tempting the phone is and how much fun it is to take a look at this and check out Instagram… Unfortunately, I see many people who are left in the west by their mobile phone with 1 leg and are in Ghana with one leg. How can you experience life in Ghana?

My tip for you when you really want to experience Ghana or any other country in Africa

Volunteering in Africa is for yourself, it’s to give yourself the chance to learn, to experience and to enjoy in a culture that is different from yours. When you know that and realize it and when this is ok for you. Then a world opens up for you! Promised!

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Can I help you prepare for your Ghana adventure?

I want to ensure that you come up with a mindset that allows you to enjoy, experience, experience and learn in Gha
naA mindset that will ensure that your good intentions and good intentions do not inadvertently do more harm than good…

I’m very keen to help you on your way in Ghana and a good start for that is the E-book/ workbook that I released a few months ago.

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I want to do good in Africa is one of the reasons to come to Ghana

I want to do good in Africa is one of the reasons to come to Ghana

“I want to do good in Africa” That’s what many people tell me when I ask; Why do you want to volunteer in Africa?
My answer…. Then you should stay home and send a donation to a good (local) project. Sounds harsh, doesn’t it? It’s definitely not meant to be that way! I don’t want to scare you into coming either. Your visit to Ghana alone is helping the local economy, so your goal has already been achieved. Do you want to know why I’m taking this position anyway? Continue reading!

Why do you want to do good in Africa?

Because Africa is poor. People are pathetic. They need help. There’s nothing in Africa. Africa is torn apart by war and dictators. There’s no water in Africa. People don’t have houses. Africans are hungry. Babies are sick. This is the image that many Westerners (unconsciously) have of Africa. But what is this image based on? And is it? Are all 54 African countries poor? Are there no houses in Ghana?

Why can’t you just stay in Ghana for a long time?

You can also come to Africa with a different mindset. You can see your adventure as a journey where you experience, get to know a different culture and can explore another country. When you go to a Western country for a longer period of time, do you also feel the necessity want to contribute?

What is good doing in Africa anyway?

I often see projects where European young people literally come to build houses in Ghana. The young people are happy because they really do their bit. They are very busy with mason and carpenter work. Until they’re tired… Why do they build in Ghana with these huge blocks? And why do they mix the cement with a shovel and not with a machine? What these young people don’t know is that if they weren’t there, the house would be finished much faster.

What skills do you have to help in Ghana or other countries in Africa?

This question is in line with the previous question. And the question could be even more extensive. What skills do you have that local people don’t have? For example, it is very nice to help paint and there are certainly projects where volunteers, also local volunteers, paint. Especially when there is little money available. But there are also professional painters in Africa. What is more sustainable? That the Western volunteer paints, or that the Western volunteer raises funds so that a local painter can be hired? This question naturally applies to all possible skills.

The Ghana coach was also doing some good in Africa...

“But Pat, with Moon&Star guesthouse, don’t you offer volunteer placement?”

Someone from a volunteer organization asked this question this week, quite rightly, in response to the Ghana coach’s posts over the past few weeks on Social media. And it’s a question I’ve asked myself many times over the years. And ultimately the reason why volunteer work through Moon&Star guesthouse has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. Click here to read more about the sustainable volunteering Moon&Star guesthouse is offering!

Discover beautiful Africa

I want to encourage everyone to come to Africa, also for a longer period!

I’m not asking these questions to discourage you from coming to Ghana. In contrary!!!! I want everyone to discover Ghana. But not to save Ghana…… To enjoy everything Ghana has to offer! And enjoying that is fine when you come to volunteer in Ghana or the rest of Africa. I just want to make sure that you come with a mindset that allows you to enjoy, experience and learn. A mindset that will ensure that your good intentions do not inadvertently do more harm than good…

Did you miss the first article in this series?
Click here to read it!

The next article in this series is about another reason why volunteers want to come to Africa.

” I want to experience life in Africa”

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African life, how do I learn more?

African life, how do I learn more?

When I am privileged to guide travelers and volunteers who come to Ghana, I always ask them the question; Why do you want to come to Africa and Ghana in particular? ‘I want to know what life is really like in Africa, that’s why I want to volunteer in Ghana’, is often one of the answers.
I am going to write a few blog articles about some of the pitfalls that are specific to volunteering in Africa. The first one is about the factors that can prevent you from learning more about life in Ghana.

Learning about African life during your trip in Ghana, a beautiful goal

I think it’s a very nice endeavor to learn about African life. Perhaps the first lesson is that we should not talk about African life when we talk about Ghana. Ghana is one of the 54 countries on the continent of Africa. But that’s actually off topic for now.
Furthermore, it is a great goal, but unfortunately it turns out that there are many pitfalls for travelers and volunteers. Traps that may lead to the fact that when one goes home, one does not know Ghana very well at all.

Do you have enough time for your adventure in Ghana?

The first pitfall is time. It takes time to get used to life in Africa. In Ghana it is usually warmer than you are used to, so as a traveler you need a moment to acclimatize. But you also need time to get used to how things are going here and to the fact that most people speak in their local language. So you don’t understand much of what’s being said. When you come to make a trip for 4 weeks then that is enough time to explore the country globally. But when you come to volunteer in Africa, 4 weeks is way too short.

You can live in Ghana for 6 months, but when you don’t take the time to learn and observe…..

A second aspect of time is whether you take the time to look and experience. Do you allow yourself and also Africa not to jump to conclusions? I recently read a Dutch article on medischcontact.nl where it was very nicely worded: Wait to understand.

Who are you with and where do you stay during your ‘life in Africa’

I think it’s obvious that when you mainly travel and are only at the same place for a few days at the time, you don’t get much depth in your quest to learn more about African life.
But what many people do not really think about is that although it might feel very pleasant and nice or safe to volunteer with others.

But the group dynamics, even when you’re two people, can get in the way of your goal. Events and experiences are coloured by the opinions and observations of another. Of course, this doesn’t have to be wrong, but be aware of it. When you’re with more people, it also becomes more difficult to get in touch with the local people you’re trying to get to know.

Try to get in touch with different (local) people in Ghana

If you are staying somewhere for a longer period of time during a volunteering project in Ghana, you may have a contact person. Probably that person has experience in guiding or helping volunteers. That is of course nice and normally you will have a click with that person, yet it is important to make other contacts as well.

When people come to Ghana during their gap year or on holiday at Moon&Star guesthouse, which I own, it happens a lot that I get all the questions. From toilet paper to all sorts of questions about Ghana. Now I know quite a lot about Ghana. But when you really want to experience what ‘African life’ is like in Ghana…. Also talk to my colleagues who are from Ghana.

Beware the trap many travelers fall into in Africa….. The constant comparison…

In the Netherlands I worked for a long time at 2 companies. When I first started working at the second company, I often said, “Oooh but at my previous employer we did this.” Until my supervisor said, “Yes, we know that now, but we’re not here with your previous employer.” I didn’t like to hear it, of course, but my supervisor was right. I realized how annoying I had been in that first week with my new colleagues. And most importantly, I opened my eyes to the new company and how everything went into it. I started to learn, because I was open to new experiences…

Do you really want to learn what life is like in Africa? Then take my colleague’s advice!

The other day one of my Ghanaian colleagues said that she noticed that #obrunis (foreigners) were comparing so often. I asked her what she meant. She said volunteers and other travelers often asked her questions about all kinds of customs here in Ghana. To which she then answers. And most of the time in the conversation it is said, “But we do it this way in the west, why don’t you do it like that?”

Her advice when you travel to another culture and says you want to know what life is like there. Stop comparing, take off your Western glasses and start absorbing. Who
knows, you might really start to see and say to yourself, “Why don’t we in the west do it the same way we do here?”

The next article in this series is about another reason why volunteers want to come to Africa.
“I want to do good in Africa”
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Vaccinations Ghana | My personal advice

Vaccinations Ghana | My personal advice

I understand that vaccinations for Ghana are not fun and expensive

Although there is a lot of information about vaccines for Ghana and malaria prophylaxis, most guests still ask my advice. I think this is because I understand that vaccinations are a necessary evil when you want to come to Ghana. Some vaccinations are quite expensive, as are the malaria tablets. And fair is fair; getting vaccinations is really not fun and sometimes quite painful.

At the time when I had to go to the Dutch Municipal Health Services before leaving for Ghana it always seemed as if the nurse was keen to ‘sell’ all possible vaccinations. It has changed a bit, fortunately, and now this happens less and one looks at the personal situation quite a bit. The idea of the more pricking the better seems to fade away!

Ghana preparation program workbook

As a Ghana expert I would like to help you prepare for your Ghana adventure

I have bundled my 20 years of Ghana knowledge and experience and created a valuable workbook that will help you prepare your Ghana! You can learn and enjoy from the mistakes I’ve made, from my blunders. I provide information about the practical preparation such as visa applications, what do you bring and do not bring to Ghana and what vaccinations do you need. I’ll tell you about food in Ghana and about equality.

Vaccinations for Ghana, the facts and my opinion

I’m going to talk about the possible vaccinations for Ghana in this paragraph. For example, you can read more about what the various diseases when you Google. I tell you what the Dutch Municipal Health Services advises and I give my opinion on the advice. Please note that every person is different and if, for example, you belong to risk groups, I strongly advise you to follow the advice of the general practitioner or the Municipal Health Services. My opinion is subjective. If you want to discuss with me about your personal situation and vaccinations for Ghana, you can!

  • Yellow fever vaccine – This is mandatory, if you do not have a ‘yellow booklet’ containing the yellow fever vaccination then you will not get a visa. Yellow fever is a nasty disease that is spread by a mosquito species. It hardly happens in Ghana anymore and the government and the Ghana health service want to keep it that way.
  • DTP (Diphtheria, tetanus and polio) – This vaccine is recommended by the GGD and I recommend it as well. When you hurt yourself in Ghana, for example by a fall, and there is a wound that needs the attention of a nurse or doctor. Then they give by default the tetanus prick, which is given here in 2 times. An accident is in a small corner and I think it is nice when you do not need the tetanus jab after a possible accident in Ghana.
  • Hepatites A – The vaccine against infectious jaundice is recommended by the GGD and I agree with that as well. The virus is mainly spread by contaminated food and drink and there is actually no drug for it. Vaccination against hepatites A is recommended for many countries.
  • Hepatites B – Hepatites B is transmitted through blood and through sexual contact. Hepatites B is present in Ghana. The advice of the GGD depends on the purpose of your trip and the length of stay. I certainly agree with this.
  • TB – You can get vaccinated against tuberculosis, it is usually recommended when you travel for more than 3 months and are often going to be in institutions where the risk of infections is higher, such as hospitals. You can also get tested when you return to the Netherlands. The latter is my advice.
  • Meningitis – This vaccination is especially recommended for Ghana when you are travelling in the dry season and are in close contact with the locals. Meningitis is slightly more common in northern Ghana than in the rest of the country. If you are travelling in the dry season, approximately from the end of November to March and you are going to work at a school, for example, Then I recommend you take this vaccination.
  • Rabies – Rabies is scary and in most cases deadly. The vaccination in the Netherlands consists of several vaccinations and if you are bitten in Ghana by an animal with rabies then you need another 2 vaccinations, which you need to get within 48 hours. I’ve never seen a rabid dog in Ghana, but of course they are. The rabies vaccine is available in Ghana, but there is an urgent need for treatment. A little more urgency if you have not taken the vaccinations in the Netherlands. I myself have not been vaccinated against rabies. I found an article from the AD containing 2 experience stories, click here to read the article.
  • BMR – The vaccine against mumps, measles and rubine dog is sometimes recommended. In this advice one looks at the diseases you had in the past and personal risk factors. Normally, I would not recommend this vaccination.

What about anti malaria tablets?

Ghana is malaria area and normally taking malaria prophylaxis is the advice. But there are certainly reasons why you wouldn’t want to take the tablets. The side effects can be quite severe. When you come for a long time you may not want to take all that time medication. In addition, anti malaria tablets are costly.
I don’t take medication to prevent malaria and have had it countless times. Want to read more about me and malaria? I wrote a blog about malaria for Moon&Star guesthouse.

Ghana coach talks about vaccinations and malaria in Ghana

Vaccinations Ghana and malaria prevention | Ghana coach advice

As you may know, I’d love to help you on your way to Ghana. I do this by sharing a lot of information online on the website and in my blogs. Would you like my personal advice on your trip to Ghana, vaccinations Ghana, malaria prevention and would you like to know how I can help you? Feel free to make a non-committal appointment for an online conversation!

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Effective Ghana preparation; Well begun is half done!

Effective Ghana preparation; Well begun is half done!

In 2001 I came to Ghana for the first time as a 20-year-old. I had saved very hard, bought half a wardrobe, arranged the visa and there I went! I had gone through the practical Ghana preparation, otherwise I could not start the journey. But otherwise I had hardly read anything about Ghana and went on a journey as green as grass.

In the meantime, we have entered an era where we can look for everything immediately. Google is our best friend. 20 years ago, that was something else. But I also thought that I could experience Ghana fully if I were to be open-minded. That I could experience everything more intensely. It was intense! But in addition, it caused ignorance and sometimes difficult situations.

I would like to share my Ghana knowledge with you!

In the meantime, I have made up for that ignorance. Over the past 20 years I have learned a lot with trial and error and I like to tell you about it. In this blog I share 5 Ghana facts that help you prepare your Ghana very well.

In Ghana, the left hand is for ‘dirty’ things

Fortunately, the organization, with which I first came to Ghana for volunteering, offered an introduction. One of the things that was first told was that you eat, indicate things and do things with the right. Also pointing, greetings and waving all goes with right.
The left hand is used for dirty things like wiping your bibs. If you really need to use your left hand to tackle something, say, “Excuse me for left”.
In my years in Ghana, I have seen considerable discussions, including from Ghanaians among themselves, when this rule of conduct was not observed.

The old and new currencies (Cedis) are popularly used interchangeably in Ghana

Imagine you go to the market and you want to buy a piece of pure sheabutter….The lady says okay, that’s 20. And you think 20??? That’s quite a lot for such a small piece, but oh well it’s a pure product and I spend my money on the local market so let me do it. Wouldn’t it have been helpful if you knew that in Ghana they adjusted the currency in 2007 (4 zeros off!!) but that many people still count in the old currency. So the 20 that the lady is talking about is twenty thousand, or 2 Ghana Cedis…Bargain, right? Pure sheabutter for 30 Eurocents!?

When you want to buy something and you don’t understand how much something really costs, feel free to ask. To prevent the seller from using the old values, you can ask: “Please, how much is it in Ghana Cedis?” It
‘s still very confusing. I was just asking Lydia, my colleague at Moon&Star guesthouse, how much something costs. She replied: ‘170’. I looked I think somehow dazed or surprised and she corrected herself quickly in 17 Cedis.

Some compliments are a veiled question

I’m one of those people who quickly calls out when I like or like something. During my first time in Ghana I regularly said things like: “What a nice slippers” or “I like your beautiful dress!”. When it came to smaller things like a bracelet, some people gave it directly to me after such a comment. To which I gave it back and explained that I liked it but didn’t want to have it.

My compliments sometimes also resulted in gifts. For example, I got a pair of slippers with no obvious reason. That was a reason to find out what actually happened. A friend explained that my direct compliments were taken as: I like it and I want it.
A better compliment, or a compliment without confusion is: “You look so beautiful!”. If you want to have the same kind of slippers, you can just ask where someone bought them and you can also ask about the price in Ghana.

Ghana is noisy

When I lived with a host family in the village there was no minute’s silence, not during the day, but also not in the night. During the day and in the evening there were always radios on, people talking, arguing, cooking sounds, in short sounds of everyday life. That day started between 4 and 5 o’clock in the morning, at which time my neighbors started sweeping. Around 6:30 a.m., a radio was hung on a nail above my window that chattered all day even though other neighbors were also playing their radio.

Around 9:00 p.m., everyone went to bed, except for the neighbor in the next house. He then started playing 4 songs by Bob Marley until 3 a.m. Yes really, the same 4 songs from Bob Marley on repeat! At midnight the lady who lived in the room next to me always went on the phone, because that could be free in the night. Long live MTN, the provider!

Fortunately, there is not much noise at the guesthouse, but it is also no longer the oasis of calm that it was 9 years ago. The neighbors have cocks, at regular intervals we can hear the announcements from the village. We can hear the school bell and on Sunday we hear the church. The best thing you can do when you come to Ghana is set your mind to sound and maybe bring earplugs for the night.

English is the official language in Ghana, but not the language of choice

When I first came to Ghana I thought I had to polish my English and learn to be less shy. After all, the language in Ghana is English. What a mistake that was! Yes, the official language is English, but the language depends on the area you are in. I was in Ashanti, where people speak Twi. And in some places there is very little English spoken.

What happened regularly was that people told me a whole story in the Twi and that story ended by default with why. And when I didn’t understand, the story came again, a little harder, again followed by a why. And sometimes after a whole day of hearing “why why why” I was really tired of it in the evening..
It took me a long time to figure out that why was actually wai and means something like ‘Right?’. In other words, people asked for confirmation….. Another Ghana thing I would have liked to have known in advance.

I’d love to help you prepare for your Ghana trip!

effective preparation for Ghana travels

As a Ghana coach I am happy to help you on your way in Ghana. But did you know that I can also help you with an effective Ghana preparation? I have long since stopped believe that you can experience the best and most intensely when you come to Ghana uninhibited. But where do you start preparing? Very simple, you start here.

I have bundled my 20 years of Ghana knowledge and experience and created a valuable workbook that will help you prepare your Ghana adventure in an effective way! You can learn and enjoy from the mistakes I’ve made, from my blunders. I provide information about the practical preparation such as visa applications, what do you take and do not take to Ghana and what vaccinations do you need. I’ll tell you about food in Ghana and about equality. As you may have noticed, it’s a workbook, it contains assignments and quiz questions that you can use.

Your investment for an effective Ghana preparation

The ‘Everything you need to know before travelling to Ghana’ workbook costs €17.50.
Would you like to receive personal online coaching in addition? This means that you will have 2 online appointments of up to an hour with me. In addition, you will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as necessary for a month. The total investment for this is €47.50


With your order you will receive a free night’s stay with breakfast at Moon&Star guesthouse for 2 people. The value of this bonus is €25,00

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Would you like to receive personal online coaching in addition to the book? Guaranteed the most effective Ghana preparation available! This means that you have 2 online appointments of up to an hour with me. In addition, you will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as necessary for a month. The total investment is €47.50

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What a great E-book you’ve made! Enthusiastically and written with a lot of love for Ghana and because of the beautiful layout and pictures it also looks very attractive.


It’s beautiful. I’m really impressed. The colors, the pictures, the quiz, …. Perfect


How nice!!!! I’m really excited about it. You notice it comes from your heart.


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