A week here in Ghana is up and there have been some major culture shocks. I am in Wa in a house with two roommates, Bob and Miriyan.
Miriyan and I have one wing of the house and Bob is in the master suite on the other. There is a living/dining room in the middle with a tiny table and sofas and chairs. The kitchens is good with a cook top, fridge and sink. Water is available every 4 days from an outside tap so large garbage cans of water are kept in the kitchen and bathrooms. We have indoor plumbing well, fixtures which we use the stored water to flush and wash. A bucket shower is becoming a way of life.
I have made up my bedroom to bring as much of home as I can. What it lacks in luxury is made up for by lots of sentimental touches and homemade charm. I have two large windows and a ceiling fan so at least now in the cool season (35 or so degrees).