Much much more happened during my trip to Ghana, but I think I’ve written quite enough about the trip already. So, as my last Ghana post, I just wanted to share two entertaining stories:
First, while Ernie, John and I were waiting on the bus to get to Kumasi, Ernie told me that it was going to be a four hour bus ride. I figured that I better use the toilet before we left, so I asked him if it would be possible. His response was, “Well, there is one, but it’s not very nice.” I figured it couldn’t be too bad so I told him that it didn’t matter. So, we hopped off the bus and weaved our way through the mob of people until we walked a little ways through a market and found ourselves at the “toilets”. As a quick summary of what the toilet looked like, it was basically an open space with a wall surrounding some tile on the ground. Then, about a foot down was more tile where you were supposed to pee. I felt like I was peeing in the shower…but…when you gotta go, you gotta go. Ernie was laughing the whole time, he told me that seeing me use that toilet was like a comedy. I was laughing too…as well as a little grossed out.