Post Contributed by Hayley Jones
We all want to get the most out of every traveling experience. We’re going to look at how you can make the most of a trip to Ghana. This African country has a lot to offer, but that’s not what we’re focusing on here. Instead, we’re going to look at the personal things you can do to make your trip what it needs to be. After all, travel is about pushing yourself, right? We’ve come up with some tips on how to get the most from your trip, emotionally and spiritually!
GET LOST IN THE CULTURE
Ghana has an amazing culture to get stuck into. There are over 100 ethnic groups there, so there are plenty of cultures to experience. How you involve yourself in these cultures is up to you. You may just want to walk around and witness. Or, maybe you want to get involved. Volunteer in Ghana to get truly stuck into a whole new culture. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available. From healthcare to archaeology, there’s something for everyone. If volunteering doesn’t appeal, you could always visit the Museum of Ghana to get an idea of the culture. Of course, there’s no better way to experience it than to get stuck in!
TRY NEW THINGS
Time away is the perfect opportunity to try new things. After all, you’re in an entirely new location! How extreme you go is up to you, but trying new things is a fantastic way to get the most out of your stay. Why not try some traditional Ghanaian cuisine? From ‘red red’ bean curry to simple chicken and rice, there are plenty of delicacies to try. You could even try hiking while you’re away. This is an excellent way to see even more of this amazing country! Not to mention that it’ll help you burn off the calories from those fantastic meals!
MAKE AN EFFORT TO MEET NEW PEOPLE
People are what make a place. Meeting interesting characters will make your visit an amazing one. Residents will be able to tell you about the places to visit off the beaten track. They’ll also be able to share stories about a life unlike your own! It’s worth learning a little of the language so you can hold conversations. This might be hard in Ghana, as there are over 250 dialects in use. Learn which language is spoken in the area you’re visiting. English is the most commonly used, so you may not have to learn anything!
LEARN NEW THINGS
Time away is also the perfect chance to learn new things. Learning a new language is one, and talking to locals will teach you about more than you can imagine. Be open to everything Ghana has to teach. This is important in any country, in fact. Traveling can be an eye-opening experience, but only if you allow it to be. Be open to experience, and drink in the knowledge all around you. You’re sure to come away from your time a different person!
Ghana is a perfect place to see and experience beautiful things, and to expand yourself emotionally and spiritually. I hope this post helps you make your Ghanian adventure great!