I’m adjusting to life here in Ghana, but I must admit, it has been a culture shock.

This isn’t what I expected. I mean, I thought I knew my culture as a proud British Ghanaian. I’ve learnt there are things you just can’t learn from your parents and the small cultural community at home. Living here has taught me that.

Being dependent on time here has been difficult. Moving from London where everything runs on time, Londoners walk so fast (dubbed ‘The London Walk’) because we’re always on the go. I’m living in the slow lane here. The buses leave when it’s full, not on a certain time. Traffic in Accra can consume your entire day. Pet peeves.

This is new. This is different. But I’m embracing this change slowly.

Tiffany Afia