One of the services I offer is the coach in Ghana program. Especially for people who get stuck, who want to get away from it all, but who also want to work on themselves and break patterns. Change of environment alone is not enough to bring about an overall change. I realize that these are beautiful words that I write like that, but what can you and I really achieve together during the coaching program in Ghana.
In this blog you can read the special story of Karel. One of the many people I have been able to help over the past 10 years.
You have always dreamed of having a house in Ghana, or you just happened to end up in this beautiful country. But you like Ghana so much that you want to build a house here. It happens more often than you think! During my work, I meet all kinds of people, and therefore also people who build in Ghana. Since I am now a Ghana veteran, I am often asked for (construction) advice. For anyone who is building in Ghana while not ling here, I have some tips. In this article, I will list the most important 3 tips.
I'm chasing my laptop with socks on, trying to figure out what I want to tell you about Ghana. Until I suddenly thought…. I'm after the laptop with socks on. I'm sure some people think this is weird to read. Because isn't it always warm in Ghana?? No, hahahahaha. It's time for me to write about the weather in Ghana.
And I'm going to take a different approach in this blog. After all, there are plenty of boring articles about the weather! First I will answer the questions and then I will go to my gallery looking for photos of each month in the year and I will add them in this post. So you can get the weather in Ghana visually
If you only eat in restaurants during your Ghana trip, you miss out on a lot…. After all, you can get to know the locals by eating with them. But what do they sell on the street? And what can you eat? Is it safe? Is there vegetarian food?
As you have read before, we no longer offer volunteering at Moon&Star guesthouse in Ghana. But you are certainly welcome with us during your gap year or sabbatical. But what can you actually do when you spend your gap year in Ghana at Moon&Star guesthouse and with my guidance? I’ll tell you more in this blog.
In almost all communication as a Ghana coach, I present myself as a Ghana expert. I have struggled with that expert status, do I truly know so much? And can I help everyone who travels to Ghana? Gradually, I am learning to embrace my knowledge and at the same time I recognise my limits. In this article, I am not going to bore you again with reasons why I deserve this expert status, you can already read that in a previous blog. I am going to tell you about my limits, about who I cannot help as a Ghana expert.
“I had a wonderful time in Ghana and I even fell in love with a super cute guy! I actually didn’t want to go home at all! And now I’m going to save hard to be able to go back again. I so hope he can come this way one day too!”
I have often heard these stories, in many variations. That’s what you get when you run a guesthouse, mentor volunteers and love to listen.
In this blog I give tips on how to make this relationship successful.
I want to experience what life is like in Ghana! A wonderful reason to come and volunteer in Ghana! You can already feel it coming…. As beautiful as this reason is, it often goes 'wrong'. I'm going to share in this article how I mean this. But first I'm going to repeat that I don't want to discourage anyone from coming to Ghana! Contrary!!!! I want everyone to discover Ghana.
But not to save Ghana…… To enjoy everything Ghana has to offer!
“That is 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 is absolutely not meant to be! I don’t want to scare you off from coming. Just by coming, you are helping the local economy, so your goal is already achieved. Do you want to know why I take this position? Read more!
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. In this blog you can read my advice on vaccinations for Ghana.
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...