Tag Archives: electricity

No electricity? How would I even survive?!

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, or if we know each other in real life, you’ll probably know that most of my travels take me to “developing countries”. While I don’t love this term, I realize that it’s the … Continue reading

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“Load Shedding – whats that?” – Electricity in Nepal

I’ve only been here for a week, but every time the power comes back on I have a visceral reaction of excitement and happiness (written in early January).  Each time I know the power is going on/off, I have a … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Appreciation

If there’s one thing my mom wanted me to come back from Africa with, it was gratitude.  For those of you who don’t know, she spent a few years in Nigeria when she was my age and she said that … Continue reading

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Power Outages: Nightmare or Blessing?

Hmm, this seems pretty obvious right. When the power goes out (or you lose any other service you normally have access to), you get pissed! How dare the electric company not do its job? This is ridiculous! But it’s Ghana, … Continue reading

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A new place to live

As most of you know, Mike and I were forced to leave our first home unexpectedly (to be discussed in another post)!  However, we are now in a new home and finally starting to feel all settled in again! I know … Continue reading

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