“But as African-Americans, we couldn’t do that, or we would be shooting ourselves in the foot.” In short, white travelers were unlikely to check into Black-owned B&Bs.In one sense, Blacks had a network of B&Bs during segregation.As guests of Webster University, we spent three days in Geneva, Switzerland, and ten days in Accra, Ghana, to examine healthcare in a culturally diverse world. I can’t really imagine what some people are going through. S., wondering how I would be treated or whether I even wanted anyone to know.
The event has exhibitions from airlines, hotels, restaurants and destinations in Africa, with exhibitors depicting their uniqueness during the event; workshops and lectures by experts; Africa Travel Awards; business networking; live entertainment with cultural display across different countries; wine tasting; culinary events; opportunities to win free airline tickets and free tickets to stay at exotic hotels in Africa.
In Ghana, we visited the #37 Military Hospital, Nyaho Medical Center, the Willows Foundation and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Ghana. I was fortunate to meet Mary Efua Odeba Ashley, the former Deputy Director of Critical Care, now retired and working as a labour and delivery nurse. With the store clerks in their African dresses, it wasn’t until I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror that I even remembered. I feel closer to those who are getting by with so much less than we do.
Sightseeing excursions included Lake Geneva and Old Town in Switzerland and the Elmina and Cape Coast Slave Castles, The Kokum National Park Canopy Walk, and Coconut Grove Beach Resort in Ghana. As we approached one another in the hallway she greeted me with a loud “akwaaba! It’s an intricate thing, with a finger snap at the end that I’ve not yet mastered!
People who make a living that is very different from mine.
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