Volunteering in Ghana was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had! The people are so friendly and have the biggest smiles. While I was shaken by some of the things I saw, it was impossible not to feel wonderful when surrounded by such cheerful and friendly people. The orphanage especially was heartwarming. I found it very hard to really understand the lives of the kids there. The bad seemed covered up or trumped by the good – very opposite to most, if not all, western cultures. As a picky eater I was extremely worried about the food in Ghana, but I ate more than I do at home! It was all delicious. Overall I had an incredible experience in Ghana, and couldn’t help shedding a few tears when I left!